Slave - Sherri Hayes Not the best writing in the universe. Quite a lot of telling us about the how the characters loaded the dishwasher, and loaded the dishwasher, again and again. But the story is compelling. The pace at which the author takes Anna's recovery from slave to at least partial recovery is believable, but it also means that in order to get to the end of the story you have to read books 2 and 3.