Book Review: The Prisoner

11.01.2022 | St. Martin’s Press
Rating: 4/5 stars


Amelie has always been a survivor, from losing her parents as a child in Paris to making it on her own in London. As she builds a life for herself, she is swept up into a glamorous lifestyle where she married the handsome billionaire Ned Hawthorne. But then, Amelie wakes up in a pitch-black room, not knowing where she is. Why has she been taken? Who are her mysterious captors? And why does she soon feel safer here, imprisoned, than she had begun to feel with her husband Ned?

B.A. Paris is one of those authors that I’ve come to expect fun, twisty, psychological thrillers from and The Prisoner definitely delivered that for me!

The Prisoner is a lighter thriller that will be good for anyone looking to dip their toes into the genre. The plot is captivating as it moves through past and present storylines to reveal the truth behind Amelie’s current situation and what brought her here. The book is also incredibly easy to read and digest. There is nothing complicated about understanding the twists and turns, but the storyline is quite unique, which for me added to my intrigue and desire to continue reading. 

I’ve seen a lot of mixed reviews on Goodreads for this book, which surprised me. I will say, I opted with the audiobook because my reading time has been limited, so my experience might be completely different from those reading the physical copy of the book. I highly recommend the audio if you’re interested!

A huge thank you to St. Martin’s Press for my gifted copy and audio via Netgalley.

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