What happens when fantasy becomes
reality? Devan Astor is taken to a cabin in the woods and
forced to respond, to welcome and to want Conradís touch, as
well as to obey his every sexual command. When Devan
manages to escape, she spends the next several days running
and hiding in the woods before she stumbles upon a cabin.
Devan takes refuge. She bathes, rests, and eats. She starts
to feel a bit safe. Then the owner of the cabin arrives.
Vaughn Doe, lead singer of the band Halcyon, is furious. He
thinks Devon is another reporter looking for a story about
him. Heís hiding a secret that could destroy him publicly.
It has already destroyed him personally. As the days pass,
Devan and Vaughn discover many things about themselves and
each other. Vaughnís fantasies scare and humiliate him.
Devanís desires shame her. When they are forced to
experience their cravings will their fantasies become
For seven hundred plus pages, Abduction kept
me on the edge of my seat. Rape and forced seduction fill
hundreds of pages. Reading what Vaughn and Devan endure is
exhausting on the mind. Devanís fears and desires wage war
with her mind and body. Vaughnís fantasies create constant
conflict in him. Conrad plays them masterfully, using their
fantasies against them. He is a monster with the face of an
angel. I was utterly lost in the intensity of Abduction. It
is very hard to read but it was impossible for me to put
down. I couldnít stop reading and when I was done I couldnít
stop thinking about it. Abduction is
frightening, erotic and heartbreaking, but it does
ultimately have a happy ending. Although the content is
horrifying and brutal, it is also very well written and
poignant. I was completely enthralled and totally
overwhelmed by the end. It left me with many mixed emotions.
There are happy moments, but they are few and far between.
The ending was not exactly what I had hoped for, but it was
the one that suited Vaughn and Devan and it gave me the
closure I desperately needed. Abduction is
more than a story, itís an experience.