By Joyce Carol Oates
Dinah Whitcomb probably has every thing. A loving and profitable husband, and a sensible, precocious younger son named Robbie. someday, their worlds are shattered whilst Dinah is attacked and Robbie is taken in a mall parking zone. Dinah, injured, makes an attempt to stick with, yet is administered over by means of the kidnapper's van, mangling her physique approximately past repair.
The kidnapper, a part-time Preacher named Chester funds, calls himself Daddy Love, as he has kidnapped, tortured, and raped a number of younger boys into being his lover and in addition to his 'son'. He confines Robbie in a tool referred to as an wood Maiden, in essence a small coffin, and renamed him 'Gideon'. Daddy Love slowly brainwashes 'Gideon' into believing that he's Daddy Love's genuine son, and any time the boy resists or rebels it's met with punishment past his wildest nightmares.
As Dinah recovers from her wounds, her global and her marriage fight to exist each day. although it sort of feels hopeless, she retains a flicker of wish alive that her son continues to be alive.
As Robbie grows older, he turns into extra conscious of simply how mammoth Daddy Love really is. notwithstanding as a small boy he as fearful of what may well occur if he disobeyed Daddy Love, Robbie starts to achieve that the longer he remains in the house of this demon, the larger likelihood he'll prove like Daddy Love's different 'sons' who have been by no means heard from back. someplace inside this tortured younger boy lies a spark of rebellion...and quickly he sees simply what lengths he needs to visit as a way to have any likelihood at survival.
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Daddy Love by Joyce Carol Oates