This was a dark and disturbing novel, the kind of book that will give you nightmares. In fact, it will be the last Lisa Gardner book I read. Flora is a happy, young college student on spring break when she is snatched from the beach and held captive for 472 days, most of it in a pine box. Her captor, an over the road truck driver makes her write out post cards to her mother that he sends to torture her, as if having a daughter go missing is not torture enough. Flora eventually escapes, but the Flora who returns home has been changed...forever, as has her mother and her brother. Some may say this is the story of overcoming adversity and being stronger. May be, but it is also a nightmare.