I am stating it upfront. This book was not for me. I don’t like books where I am told the identity of kidnapper right at the beginning without me getting to play the Detective!!
3 girls plucked away from their home settings and boarded up as prisoners and police befuddled and soon investigation starts rolling
The story is told with respect to the investigation and life of the girls at the kidnappers’. The two parts continue on and meet up in the middle and spoiler alert (the cop becomes prisoner too).
The ending was both shocking and twisted. My first book by David Jackson. The book had a police procedural vibe to it, the tension and pace was well maintained. Life of the kidnapped girls was terrible. The kidnappers themselves were extremely icky, so full marks to the author for this characterization.
I didn’t like how the police investigation and life of the cops was written. This style of writing didn’t gel with my personal preference. I didn’t find it interesting, this is on me!!
Overall, for me it was a fast read with skipping of some parts which were not relevant to the rescue of girls.
I received an ARC from NetGalley and publisher Bonnier Zaffre, and this is my honest and unbiased opinion.
My rating : 3 stars
About the Author
David Jackson is the bestselling author of Cry Baby. His debut novel, Pariah, was Highly Commended in the Crime Writers’ Association Debut Dagger Awards. He lives on the Wirral peninsula with his wife and two daughters.
Meet the Bensons. They’re an ordinary couple. They wash their car, mow their lawn and pass the time of day with their neighbours. And they have a beautiful little girl called Daisy.
There’s just one problem.
SHE’S NOT THEIRS.
D. S. Nathan Cody is about to face his darkest and most terrifying case yet . . .
Publication date : 3rd May, 2018
Publisher : Bonnier Zaffre
Police procedural rescue