I too write dark romances where the protagonist has a sexually abusive past which affects her present-day relationships, so was prepared for the challenge of the physical subject matter, which actually I found Elin managed to write realistically without turning this into a horror show, (it was enough to make your guts roll, but kept you wanting to read on) however what I wasn’t prepared for was the emotional journey that the two lead characters went on.

I had thought that the main guts of the story would be about Aya’s kidnapping and subsequent escape, but…