I can’t believe I fell for it.
It was still dark when I woke up this morning.
As soon as my eyes opened I knew where I was.
A low-ceilinged rectangular building made entirely of whitewashed concrete.
There are six little rooms along the main corridor.
There are no windows. No doors. The lift is the only way in or out.
What’s he going to do to me?
What am I going to do?
If I’m right, the lift will come down in five minutes.
It did. Only this time it wasn’t empty……….
I saw people talking about this book on twitter and when I saw it in the bookshop I remembered what people had said about it so I decided to buy a copy.
This one of those books that will stay with you long after you have finished reading it. It will make you think, how would I cope under these circumstances? Would I have the willpower to carry on?
As the title suggests the book is told in diary format, the reader gets to know Linus, I felt the fear that he felt and could feel my heart beaten faster as I raced through the pages to find out what was going to happen next.
Brooke has a wonderful descriptive writing style that brings the book alive to the reader and you feel like you are right there beside Linus, seeing what he is seeing and feeling what he is feeling.
The ending of this book is very open and I do feel like it won’t be to everyone’s taste. However it was chilling and suited the book very well. I have tears in my eyes as I got towards the end of the book and realised how it was going to end.