After a party gone wrong and in desperate need of money for the fall semester of college, twenty-year-old Nora Robertson needs to escape her hometown.
She accepts a summer long live-in tutoring job for a handsome man and his little sister at a secluded home deep in the mountains.
There is no running water.
No internet or cell service.
When her tutoring job ends she’s hit with a brutal turn of events … she’s not permitted to leave. After months in captivity, she makes a harrowing escape with her student that ends in a car accident on a desolate road. When Nora comes to, her student is missing. In a desperate attempt to find the girl, Nora will have to recount her time held captive.
The good and the bad.
Can Nora and the authorities work together to find the man who took her? Will they rescue the girl Nora tried to save?
Author’s Note: This is a dark romantic suspense.
Trigger warning: all of them. This will not elicit warm fuzzy feelings.
Gathering my thoughts on this one took me a few hours. I typically wait a couple days before writing my reviews but I have to get this on “paper” while it’s fresh in my head. Holy, twisty, mess-with-your-mind, love-hate book. K. Larsen is always good for making me think and she keeps me guessing, The Tutor was no different!
This is a tough one to write for me, one of those where you need to experience it, you need to feel it as you go and wonder just what is going on.
Nora is an amazing young woman, strong yet weak, intelligent yet lacking common sense at times. She loves words (I learned quite a few new ones from her!) and she has a way of putting things eloquently.
“I’ve learned the heart is a wild beast, that’s why it is caged inside our ribs, that monsters are real and they look like humans an that love is a fickle beast.”
Holden, he is a hard one to talk about. On one hand he is amazing, you can tell he is broken but when he is sweet, man is he sweet. But there is always the sense on impending doom hiding in the background….THAT is what will keep you on the edge of your seat. THAT is what will drive you nuts as you read this story. But there is just something about him that Nora is drawn to.
“I want the comfort of Holden’s arms in this moment. I want his guidance on how to behave and what to say. it is a sick, twisted thing but that does not matter. It is simply how I feel.”
Love is tricky, we all know this. There are all different kinds of love and The Tutor shows us that love comes in shapes and sizes and that we don’t necessarily have to understand every person’s idea of love.
…the third love is the one no one sees coming. The one that usually looks all wrong and destroys any abiding ideals we’ve clung to about what love should like and feel like.”
From multiple POVs we are taken through the past and the present on a bumpy ride. As mentioned in the blurb it will not elicit warm fuzzy feelings, and I must agree!!!
“This is not a book. It is not fiction. It is my life and my heart needs to make a choice.”
…and sometimes those choices are the most difficult ones to make. This choice will mean everything, it’s make or break with this one. Don’t miss out on all that The Tutor has to offer.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Reading/Writing· Viola · Piano · Gardening · Pets · Coffee · Chocolates · Running
I am an avid reader, coffee drinker, and chocolate eater who loves writing. I received my B.A. from Simmons College-a while ago. I currently live with my daughter in Maine.
I’m working on my fifth novel out later this year. I’ve published Saving Caroline, 30 Days, Committed and Dating Delaney. Enjoy!
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