An Untamed State by Roxane Gay
Expertly written with prose that read like a fast-paced first person crime novel. This story has no fluff at all and takes the reader on a trip from America to Haiti. A young family is visiting relatives when the young mother is kidnapped front of her husband and young son. Her father, a rich construction businessman refuses to pay ransom and she is forced into a nightmare world of unbelievable brutally. She's beaten, raped and burned by a group of men who keep her against her will. Her ability to fight back against overwhelming odds and defy her captors is truly heroic. I couldn't help but cringe at the physical and psychological damage Mireille faces throughout this story. Touching and emotionally real, I found myself drawn in and rooting for Mireille to be released or escape. A gripping page-turner, I couldn’t put down.
131 Reviews, 53 are Five Star ★★★★★. 73% of reviews are 4 and 5 Star. Review Average 4.0