I got my hands on this book late yesterday morning and finished it by 10:00 PM. It was immediately gripping and I barely put it down. The Never List centers on Sarah, one of three women who survived years of unimaginable torment in the cellar of a sadistic criminal. When the date of her torturer’s parole creeps up on her, she is driven out of her cocoon to look for one last bit of closure.
The book moves along so smoothly you barely realize you’re reading, although parts of it are stomach-turning and heartbreaking, especially considering how similar the fictional events are to the recent crimes in Cleveland. Sometimes, we brush up against the scary complexity of the psychology of both sociopaths and their victims, but never quite dig into anything truly and memorably insightful. Nevertheless, I was definitely entertained and I think this would be a great book to bring on a weekend vacation or a long airplane trip. If you happen to have one of those coming up, comment on this blog before the week is over over with your email and you might win a free copy. Let's be honest, your odds are pretty good.
Here is a Spotify playlist provided by the author, in case you really want to get yourself in the mood while reading this book.