“Take her out back and finish her off.”
She doesn’t know who she is. She doesn’t know where she is or why. All she knows when she wakes up in a ransacked cabin is that two men are arguing over whether or not to kill her. And that she must run.
Just like the main character, you have no idea what is going on in the first couple of chapters. But that’s what makes the story so suspenseful.
I think April Henry has written the most terrifying scenario ever. Waking up with your mind blank, remembering nothing about yourself, and over-hearing two men arguing about whether or not to kill you. That just chills me to the bone.
This story combines two subjects that make it stand out; dissociative amnesia and biological warfare.
Dissociative amnesia occurs when a person blocks out certain information, usually associated with a stressful or traumatic event, leaving them unable to remember important personal information. The way I see it, it’s like the brain is protecting itself by blocking the memory.
Biological warfare is the deliberate spreading of disease amongst humans, animals, and plants, making people sick and/or die on purpose.
I can’t say too much without giving away all the really juicy details. I can say that biological warfare is one of the sickest things anyone could ever do.