Captive by Donna K. Ford
Published by Bold Strokes Books
Published on August 14th 2018
Cheryl Strayed’s “Wild” meets Fight Club in this intense story that follows two women who have been kidnapped and placed in a human trafficking ring. Greyson and Olivia don’t know who to trust or even if they can trust each other. If they can make it out of their prison alive, where will that leave them in regards to a relationship? Is it even worth dreaming about?
Donna K. Ford created an immensely dark and disturbing story here. I was just talking to my wife yesterday about what makes women an easy target for predators and how dreadfully close I fit that mold. Maybe that makes this story way to f***ing real for me. But then if you take a close look at Greyson, a butch lesbian, who doesn’t seem to fit that same mold, and realize she was preyed upon too…that’s even scarier. Either way, this book had me racing to the end. I needed it to end…
I can’t remember ever having read a thriller with lesbian main characters, so of course I had to get my hands on this. I will advocate for these books as often as I can, but I also feel like I’m a little bit harder on them. I need these stories to feel authentic; you can’t just throw two women together and call it LGBT friendly. So that said, Captive did it’s job. It gave me the lesbian characters I crave with an authenticity that is desperately needed in this genre, as well as a thrilling experience while flipping pages as quickly as I could.
Donna K. Ford did something here that should not be over looked. I really hope to read more from her in the future. Thank you to Bold Strokes Books and Netgalley for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.