On May 15, 1975, fifteen-year-old Ginny Lemon is abducted from a convenience store in Fort Lauderdale by a member of one of the most notorious and brutal motorcycle gangs in South Florida.
From that moment on, her life is forever changed. She gets a new name, a new identity and a new life in the midst of the gang’s base on the edge of the Florida Everglades—a frightening, rough and violent world much like the swamps themselves, where everyone has an alias and loyalty is tantamount to survival.
And at the center of it all is the gang’s leader, Grizz: massive, ruggedly handsome, terrifying and somehow, when it comes to Ginny, tender. She becomes his obsession and the one true love of his life.
So begins a tale of emotional obsession and manipulation, of a young woman ripped from everything she knows and forced to lean on the one person who provides attention, affection and care: her captor. Precocious and intelligent, but still very much a teenager, Ginny struggles to adapt to her existence, initially fighting and then coming to terms with her captivity.
Will she be rescued? Will she escape? Will she get out alive—or get out at all? Part psychological thriller, part coming-of-age novel, filled with mystery, romance and unexpected turns, Nine Minutes takes readers into the world of one motorcycle gang and inside the heart of a young girl, whose abduction brought about its fall.
I lost some serious sleep cause I couldn't put this book down!!!
What a fantastic read I Love it when I pick up a book and from the first page I'm hooked.. This one did that to me!!!
I was able to picture all the places she named since I live in Ft Lauderdale.. And I always hear about how this road lead there before it was developed and this road ended here so it was definitely a plus for me.. It was a dark emotional read that definitely can trip tons of triggers..Especially for this Floridian knowing about our high kidnapping statistics in these parts.. SO it is definitely not for everyone..
In my opinion from the way this story described what the 15 year old captive went through (not in a creepy descriptive way mind you all those scenes basically faded out) I was able to get a very clear picture on how Stolkholm syndrome develops and takes deep roots.
And the ending was just jaw dropping there were SOOO many pieces to different puzzles and so many secrets that we KNEW were there but would never have imagined ran so DEEP!!
I for one may be sick cause I actually felt a bit sorry for Grizz towards the end.. Because his Obsession wasn't intentionally to hurt her but to LOVE her and in return be LOVED! In his twisted demoralized head.
I cannot wait for the next story.. This one did not end on a cliffy but I KNOW the next can answer so much more!!
This is another one of those reads I'll be yapping about for a while