Waiting on Wednesday: ‘Notes from My Captivity’ by Kathy Parks

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly series hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming book releases we can’t wait to get our hands on.

This week’s Waiting on Wednesday pick is about a wannabe journalist and the family who kidnaps her: Notes from My Captivity by Kathy Parks.

All Adrienne Cahill wants is to get into her dream school, a goal she thinks she can secure by debunking claims that a notorious family of hermits live in the Siberian wilderness.

Seems like a solid plan to us. Unfortunately for Adrienne, things don’t exactly go according to plan.

You can snag Notes from My Captivity when it hits shelves on July 10, 2017.

Girl meets boy… and the family holding her hostage.

Adrienne Cahill cares about three things: getting into a great college; becoming a revered journalist like her idol, Sydney Declay; and making her late father proud of her.

So when Adrienne is offered the chance to write an article that will get her into her dream school and debunk her foolishly optimistic stepfather Dan’s claim—no, belief—that a legendary family of hermits is living in the Siberian wilderness, there’s no question that she’s going to fly across the world.

After all, it is the trip of a lifetime.

But the Russian terrain is even less forgiving than Adrienne. And when disaster strikes, nothing—not the flirtatious guide or her stepdad’s obsessively detailed preparations—can protect Adrienne from the sheer force of nature. Now, Adrienne’s being held captive by the family she was convinced didn’t exist, and her best hope for escape is to act like she cares about befriending them, even if it means wooing the youngest son.

Sharp and sensitive, Kathy Park’s NOTES FROM MY CAPTIVITY is a darkly hilarious novel about survival, the human condition, and the power to shape your own story.

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