Mud Vein by Tarryn Fisher

When reclusive novelist Senna Richards wakes up on her thirty-third birthday, everything has changed. Caged behind an electrical fence, locked in a house in the middle of the snow, Senna is left to decode the clues to find out why she was taken. If she wants her freedom, she has to take a close look at her past.

But, her past has a heartbeat... and her kidnapper is nowhere to be found. With her survival hanging by a thread, Senna soon realizes this is a game. A dangerous one. Only the truth can set her free.


"Voices have been, and always will be, too afraid to speak with as much volume as a book. That's why writers write-to say things loudly with ink. To give feet to thoughts; to make quiet, still feelings loudly heard."

This book! I don't even know where to start explain this book. It is one of the most well written books I think I have ever read. I literally had no idea what was going on the entire time. Usually when you read a mystery/thriller, you can begin to piece things together and guess what's going to happen next. Not the case with Mud Vein. You don't know anything until you are told. You can guess, but I guarantee that you will be wrong. This story has so many twists and turns that it is impossible to figure out. It's like being trapped in a whirlwind that keeps you constantly spinning, off balance, and unable to find your barrings.  

At the same time, the story is compelling, gripping, and poignant. Senna is an incredibly complex character, whose difficult life has left her damaged. The key to her freedom rests in her past, and a beautifully tragic love story.

"Love doesn't leave. It bears all things"

The ending of this book left me with a book hangover that lasted for days. I kept reliving the story in my mind over and over again trying to find the clues that I had missed. I cannot recommend this book enough. It really is amazing. 

2015 Reading Challenge: A mystery or thriller

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