Alex Lake

Seven Days

"Seven Days’ is a book that needs to be read in one go."


In seven days, Maggie's son, Max, turns three. But she's not planning a party or buying presents or updating his baby book. She's dreading it. Because in her world, third birthdays are the days on which the unthinkable happens - she loses her child.

For the last twelve years Maggie has been imprisoned in a basement. Abducted aged fifteen, she gave birth to two sons before Max, and on their third birthdays her captor came and took them from her.

She cannot let it happen again. But she has no idea how to stop it. And the clock is ticking?

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'Seven Days' flits from a number of different time frames; the present, immediately after abduction and a couple of different times during her confinement. The book not only deals with how the abduction has affected Maggie, but also her parents and brother. The story follows the family as they deal with the loss of Maggie, but also how life has to continue for them, however hard it is, and how her disappearance impacts on their daily lives. Although from early on the mystery of who took Maggie is revealed, there is still plenty of suspense waiting to find out if Maggie can get away from the man who abducted her. 'Seven Days' is a book that needs to be read in one go. I was unable to put this down as I was rooting for Maggie and her son Max to escape their prison.

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