By Brianda Domecq
During this novel in keeping with the author's personal event, filthy rich Leo Del R?o is abducted from her automobile on a Mexico urban highway. She is blindfolded and held hostage via unknown and unseen captors. because the days cross, Leo applies all of her powers of statement and instinct to a research of the lads who protect her. As they deliver her nutrients, gentle her cigarettes, and lead her from room to room, she depends upon dialog, either to profit extra approximately them and to try to lead them to see her as anyone. She searches for clues to the gang's motivation and attempts to devise her activities with regards to rescue or, her inner most worry because the days move by way of, abandonment and loss of life. The breathtaking end is either unforeseen and fully plausible. Set opposed to the backdrop of up to date Mexico, this soaking up novel is a penetrating mental examine of the results of terroristic crime. Readers should be moved through its heroine's vulnerability, self-deprecating humor, and deep compassion.
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Horror! Your horror and mine! Double horror because we can't share it. Each of us alone snuggled into our fear, unknowing in the silence of night! You're alone in a cold, empty bed. I'm alone in a cold, empty bed. I don't want to imagine it, I don't want to think about it! Thoughts themselves are cruel, delving into swamp waters of ignorance, dragging up doubts and dark, shapeless ideas that twist and turn their way round, starts and frights. Anxiety, madness, panic, dread. Oh God! Why can't I sleep?
Page 15 Oh God! What have I been doing all the while with my eyes set straight forward, unseeing, unthinking? Did I really believe they'd let me see where I was being taken? So much time wasted. All this forever going down the street, this racing through memories and time, and I don't even know what they look like; now I'll never know. A wide strip of adhesive tape descends upon my nose and mouth. " "Not there, you idiot! " "Here, wait," I whisper. " I raise my hands and guide those bearing my blindness.
I changed my mind: we're headed out of the city. Once more to the attic, but my daily run along the freeway and back hadn't left me much material, and soon I was borrowing scenes from movies. Kidnappers always take their victims out of the city, to a faraway, lonely spot, a horrid and ominous hill. These have no reason to be different, so we must have been heading west, toward the mountains. Now I clasp that idea to me with pretended certainty. I need a known street, a familiar location, the conviction that I know what lies beyond these four walls.
Eleven Days by Brianda Domecq