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Captive by AJ Grainger

I open my eyes. The cell is flooded with sunlight; the window is a slice of pale blue. Dust particles dance in the sparkling light, pirouetting in a golden line from the window to the opposite wall of the cell, where they seem to converge into shapes. It is like looking into a kaleidoscope.

Dad isn't here. No one is, but me.
Robyn Knollys-Green is an A-list celebrity, famous for being the daughter of one of the world's most powerful men. But not even the paparazzi can find her now.

Robyn begins to realise that she is trapped in a complicated web of global corruption and deceit - and that the strange, melancholy boy who has been tasked with guarding her might not be an enemy after all . . .

Why you should check this book out ...

I must say I have been very excited about reading this book since it came onto my radar and I couldn't help but pick it up as soon as it dropped through my letter box and found myself finishing it within a matter of hours.

This is a perfect read for fans of Sophie McKenzie in that it feels similar in how it deals with the thriller aspect of the story. It is fast paced and exciting. It leaves you with lots to think about and makes you not want to put it down until you've finished it in its entirety. 

I really liked the main character Robyn and seeing her story unfold and I liked getting that different insight into the running of a country from someone living inside that bubble. It also really showed the vulnerability
that must be felt by those in charge on a daily basis where whatever they do they'll be criticised even when they what they are doing is for the best for the country as a whole.

All in all an exciting debut which has got me excited for more from the author.