Gripping Suspense Thriller, BUT …
My rating: 4 out of 5
Two 9 year old girls are kidnapped in similar circumstances to a kidnapping the previous year. That time only 1 girl came back.
Based in the West Midlands and narrated mostly from the perspective of the police, the parents and the captors, this is a fast moving thriller, with short chapters and lots of suspense and twists.
BUT the characters are portrayed so well, that some violent scenes I found deeply disturbing, and at times nearly made me give up reading. My final rating of a “4” therefore says a lot about the quality of the story and the writing. Only read if you are made of stronger stuff than me though!