Friday, September 18, 2015

Six novels that explore Stockholm Syndrome

Jeff Somers is the author of Lifers, the Avery Cates series from Orbit Books, Chum from Tyrus Books, and We Are Not Good People from Pocket/Gallery. He has published over thirty short stories as well.

At B & N Reads Somers tagged six books that explore Stockholm Syndrome--wherein the victims of a kidnapping identify with, and even come to have affection for their captors--including:
The Good Girl, by Mary Kubica

With one of the most twisty plots of recent memory (think Gone Girl on steroids), The Good Girl is a lot more than a story of a victim falling in love with her captor. Mia is snatched by a career criminal and held in a remote cabin where the elements are a serious threat, but over the course of time the kidnapping turns into a shared struggle for survival. When Mia finally returns home she’s amnesiac and calls herself by a different name. Told in alternating points of view and switching between flashbacks and the present-day, the truth of what’s going on doesn’t become completely clear until the last few pages of this gripping story.
Read about another entry on the list.

Writers Read: Mary Kubica (July 2015).

--Marshal Zeringue