Zoe Nielsen was just like any other ten-year-old walking to school, not knowing that a chance encounter with Thurman Hayes would lead to her abduction and imprisonment in a converted nuclear bunker beneath a remote Arizona ranch house. Back home, 4,000 miles away on an island off the coast of Newfoundland, the press coverage surrounding Zoe's mother, Ingrid, is rapidly turning sour. Even the arrest of a suspect and Ingrid's newly established relationship with Zoe's father isn't enough to stop the nightmare from which there is no waking Enslaved in her underground tomb, deprived of food and light and water, the girl Zoe once was steadily begins to disappear. Allowed to see and hear only what Thurman permits, she lives in a world that is all about his needs and wants being met...But over time Thurman will grow tired of the rapidly maturing Zoe. And when he decides it is time to get rid of her, Zoe must finally make her bid for freedom. Forgetting Zoe is a moving, epic tale of courage, survival, horror and loss, that explores how a bond of affection and intimacy can develop between captive and captor.
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Published July 5, 2010
by William Heinemann.
Literature & Fiction.