World famous Livvy Flynn is living the dream. The dream of a world class author, all before she’s even left high school. She has a boyfriend that she will hopefully meet in the future – since she’s so busy and so is he, they’ve had to interact over the internet – and she’s heading to college in the fall. So what could possibly go wrong?
Cruising along in her sports car on her way to another author event, Livvy has a car crash. And the only witness, a girl playing a flute, doesn’t seem inclined to help her. Instead, Livvy wakes up in a basement bedroom with the girl and her mother. A mother who seems to think that Livvy owes her something. It becomes clear to Livvy that she is being held prisoner and that she just might not make it out…alive.
The Detour by S.A. Bodeen is a chilling kidnapping story with a twist or two thrown in for good measure.
Recommended for 7th grade and up.