During a huge row, Gillian stands up to her abusive boyfriend. The consequences are horrendous and far-reaching.
Terrified, she flees her home, seeking anonymity abroad while coming to terms with the outcome of her actions.
In Portugal, Gillian meets Harry, a yachtsman, needing crew for his Atlantic Ocean-crossing. She applies for the job. Half-way into the journey, after confessing to her crime, Harry offers her refuge on an uninhabited island in the Caribbean which he says he owns.
Confused and depressed, Gillian imagines this is the answer to her problems. She needs time to lie low and consider her options; confront the authorities or live in obscurity? Harry is offering the perfect hiding place…or is he?
When things start going horribly wrong, she asks herself if she is alone on the island. But maybe the biggest question of all is why she gets the gut feeling Harry wants to keep her there at all costs?
What happens when she says … no.
Paradise Prison is the fourth book in the Dark Minds series. All books in the series are stand alone’s so don’t fret if you haven’t had the pleasure yet of reading the others. No doubt you will want to though after reading this one!
Gill is scared that she will be sent to prison after an horrendous incident in her own home. Fleeing the country she finds herself in Portugal where she meets Harry. Having no passport her safest bet is to travel by boat which Harry just happens to have.
Harry can see Gill is running away from something and he is intrigued by her and decides to give her a chance working on board his yacht.
I felt quite sorry for Gill, she hasn’t had the best of times and running away from things certainly is never a good idea and one that I believe she soon starts to regret. She likes Harry and feels safe on his boat and when he comes up with the idea of her hiding out on a small secluded island that he owns, she jumps at the chance.
Sadly Harry is not the saviour that she first thought. There are things lurking in his past that have made him mistrust women and want to control them. Poor Gill soon starts to see the type of man he really is and it certainly isn’t very pleasant.
Gill seems to go from one disaster to another. To start with I have to say I found her character quite frustrating as there didn’t seem to be much fight in her but as the story goes on and we find out more about her, I started to realise that a lot of what she has been through has left her quite dormant. It certainly made me more disgusted at the injustice of what she was going through.
Harry to start with I thought was going to be this really nice person but having read the rest of the Dark Minds series I should have known better. The author always manages to keep something up her sleeve that keeps you guessing as well as surprising you.
Paradise Prison is a story that is set on what sounds like a lovely little hideaway. This is one destination though that you would certainly not want to find yourself on! Full of suspense, this is one book you will struggle to put down once you have picked up. The author had me guessing throughout as to how everything was going to end and she certainly didn’t disappoint. Another great book in the series.
My thanks to the author for a copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Goodreads rating 4/5 stars.
Paradise Prison is out on the 7th of January and available to pre order from Amazon now.