To be honest, I'm surprised I didn't like this one. It reminded me a lot of Comfort Food by Kitty Thomas, whose work I have really taken a liking to. I liked this novel until about half way, then it went downhill. I'd like to read book two, but I'm not positive I will. I don't understand where the author is going with the story, what she plans to do with the characters or the plot in the rest of the series. Captive in the Dark just didn't do it for me.