But Libby is not the only victim. A young boy is also added to the captor’s devious plan to create a new family after the death of his mother.
Award-winning writer Di Bates has produced another sensational novel. Unafraid to tackle difficult or confronting themes, here Di dips into the mind of a psychopath to whom murder is simply a tool of convenience.
The story is shared from two points of view, allowing us insight into the characters’ minds. Libby’s terror, fears and imaginings are open to us, as are the perverted thoughts of the psychopath/murderer.
This is a spine-chilling read with many unexpected twists and turns. With her well refined writing skills, Di Bates excels again at what she does best.
This review is part of Di Bates' The Girl in the Basement blog tour. To find other reviews as well as interviews with Di, click on the links below. Make sure you comment on the blogs you visit during the blog tour, as all commenters will go in the draw to win a copy of The Girl in the Basement.
Monday July1st Creative Kids' Tales - Review
Tuesday July 2nd Alison Reynolds' blog - Interview
Wed July 3rd Buzz Words Books - Interview
Thurs July 4th Chris Bell's blog, From Hook to Book - Interview
Fri July 5th Buzz Words Books - Review
Sat July 6th Elaine Ouston's blog - Interview
Sun July 7th Kids Book Review - that us!
Monday July 8th Sheryl Gwyther's blog - Interview
Tuesday July 9th DeeScribe Writing - Interview /Clancy Tucker
Tuesday July 9th Clancy Tucker's blog - Interview
Wed July 10th Morris Publishing Australia - Interview
Wed July 11th Pass It On - Interview
Thursday July 12th Melisa Wray blog, Dream Big Read Often - Review
Title: The Girl in the Basement
Author: Dianne Bates
Publisher: Morris Publishing Australia $24.95 RRP (eBook: $4.99)
Publication Date: June 2013
For ages: 16+
Type: Young Adult