On 23 October 2009, British couple Paul and Rachel Chandler were kidnapped from their sailing boat in the archipelago of the Seychelles.
Their yacht, Lynn Rival, was recovered six days later by naval forces, abandoned off the central Somali coast.
After the attack, Paul and Rachel were taken first onto a previously hijacked merchant ship and then to Somalia, where they were held for over a year, enduring threats and intimidation while their captors tried to extort millions of dollars from their family.
In this remarkable book, the Chandlers recount their terrifying ordeal, revealing the inspiring and poignant story behind the dramatic headlines. At the heart of their survival was their unshakeable belief in each other and their determination to survive, making Hostage an unlikely love story; for Paul and Rachel, death, at times, seemed preferable to being separated.
Provides rare insights into living among the militia in a lawless country
You won't want to put this book down
A terrifying story, but also one of strong and resilient love
A miraculous adventure story . . . a page turner
Interesting and very gritty