I have read this book and had trouble connecting with Amanda. Her desire to put herself into danger and her reaction to the kidnapping were hard for me to understand. Amanda had persuaded Nigel Brennan from Australia to accompany her, so he was also taken hostage in 2008.
Nigel collaborated with his sister and sister-in-law to write a book called "The Price of Life". I searched for this book in order to better understand the situation. I found it very different and enlightening.
I will write about both books at a later date.