Southport's instant local-best seller, Against Their Will, is Carolyn Courtney Lauman's first published work in what will soon become a long line of thrillers that will fill your bookshelves.
A holiday drive to Florida ends tragically for Izzy and Maria when their car breaks down outside a rural North Carolina bar. Kidnapped by two brutally sadistic men, the sisters are held captive in a remote fishing cabin. As the men become increasingly unhinged, their savagery intensifies, propelling the young women into a desperate fight for their lives. Decades and distance have healed their physical injuries, but Izzy and Maria's once-close relationship has failed to survive in the aftermath of their nightmare. Estranged and living on opposite coasts, they rarely see or speak to each other. Now, one of the kidnappers has been released from prison, vowing to exact his revenge on Izzy and Maria. As a hurricane rages around them, the sisters endeavor to repair their bond, confronting many hard truths in the process. Can they reconcile in time to defeat the demons from their past?
Publisher: Carolyn Courtney Lauman
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"I loved this book.. easy read, suspenseful as well as compelling.."
"Carolyn’s style is easy to read and the story (especially in the first third of the book) was brisk and well-reported...I’d recommend this novel to mystery lovers."
"A skilled storyteller, she manages weaves a heartwarming romantic subplot into the mix, which kept me turning the pages. I highly recommended this fast-moving thriller."