Dorian Box is a great author because the characters come to life in this book. I now want to read every book that has been written and published to see if the characters come to life in other books. You just get captured by Emily at the start of the book and then you wonder how she is going to get a long as she escapes the killers. Then you see how she copes with each situation that happens and you get to meet the good people. Also, meet the bad people as she develops the life skills she gathers as Em is travelly along trying to solve the crimes against her and her family. You catch yourself cheering her along with her emotional issues as she starts falling apart but trying keep her stiff upper lip.