Author(s): Romy Hausmann
You escaped. But your nightmare has just begun.
This thriller starts where others end.
A windowless shack in the woods. Lena's life and that of her two children follows the rules set by their captor, the father: meals, bathroom visits, study time are strictly scheduled and meticulously observed. He protects his family from the dangers lurking in the outside world and makes sure that his children will always have a mother to look after them.
One day Lena manages to flee - but the nightmare continues. It seems as if her tormentor wants to get back what belongs to him. And then there is the question whether she really is the woman called 'Lena', who disappeared without a trace over thirteen years ago. The police and Lena's family are all desperately trying to piece together a puzzle that doesn't quite seem to fit.
Catt: Untangling the mystery of who her abductor was and how she came to care for his children, makes for a fascinating read. Not just a psychological thriller but an exploration of enforced captivity and what it can do to the psyche. An intimate look into the minds and lives of those effected by an abduction both old and new. If you were just a child and that was all you had ever know, how would you know right from wrong?