The Prisoner

The Prisoner

B.A. Paris


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Secrets. Suspicion. Survival. No one writes relationships better than B.A. PARIS

'A rollercoaster ride, with plenty of twists' OBSERVER
'The explosive start of this book sets up a compelling plot [...] written in well-executed super-edgy, short, sharp chapters and the description of her confinement is full of claustrophobic detail and menace' DAILY MAIL
'Book of the Month: chilling, intense and frightening in places, you'll be left wondering what is real and what isn't' WOMAN & HOME'
'Paris skilfully stitches together domestic noir with a kidnap thriller and the result is a gripping read' DAILY EXPRESS


Amelie has always been a survivor, from losing her parents as a child in Paris to making it on her own in London. As she builds a career for herself in the magazine industry, she meets, and agrees to marry, Ned Hawthorne.


Amelie wakes up in a pitch-black room, not knowing where she is. Why has she been taken? Who are her mysterious captors? And why does she soon feel safer here, imprisoned, than she had begun to feel with her husband Ned?

In true B.A. Paris style, The Prisoner is a gripping survival story, a twisted tale of love and at its dark heart a thriller to keep you up all night.

'Claustrophobic, menacing and relentlessly tense, this is a fiendishly plotted thriller with a great central twist' SARAH VAUGHAN
'Elegant, taut, ingeniously plotted and extremely addictive. Superb!' WILL DEAN
'Dark and compulsive ... B.A. Paris again conjures up the tense claustrophobia of BEHIND CLOSED DOORS and delivers yet another brilliant, unputdownable read' GILLY MACMILLAN
'I loved the short chapters in part one, which really added to the rising tension. You will be rooting for Amelie!' PRIMA
'Dark, daring and irresistible. B.A. Paris takes a clever, sinister survival story and further elevates it with her trademark style and heart. Truly impossible to put down' CHRIS WHITAKER
'Wow! What a ride! A tantalising, taut, tense thriller' JANE CORRY
'Pacy, gripping from the get-go, and with so many twists! I felt so strongly for Amelie and was rooting for her the entire book. The Prisoner is a brilliant addition to BA Paris's stella stable of thrillers' L.V. MATTHEWS
'Intense and gripping, The Prisoner is suffused with intrigue and menace' EMMA HAUGHTON
'Clever, twisty and unusual' LOUISE BEECH
'Taut, suspenseful, loaded with twists and surprises, and the true definition of a just-one-more-chapter page-turner. It's another B.A. Paris triumph -- complex, compelling and absolutely impossible to resist. C.M. EWAN
'So utterly gripping I finished it in one heart-racing afternoon. Clobbered me from the first page and kept me hostage until I'd turned the last' EMMA BAMFORD
'[T]his web of fear and lies is much more complex, satisfyingly so, than Room, involving many more characters, intricate plotting, and layers of subterfuge. Paris's fans won't be disappointed and readers new to the author will be hooked' FIRST CLUE
'What if being kidnapped and kept in a dark room is preferable to your marriage? A tense and clever thriller - I loved it' CATHERINE COOPER


B.A. Paris:
B.A. Paris' first novel, Behind Closed Doors, was a publishing phenomenon, selling over 3.5 million copies and published in 40 territories. The film rights have been optioned by Stone Village Productions. B.A. Paris lived in France for many years, she and her husband now live in the UK. She worked in finance, and as a teacher, before beginning her writing career.