Many thanks to Sarah and BOTBS Publicity for my spot on this Blog Tour.
This was one rocking ride which had me reading my kindle while I was traveling and even in a meeting in secret. Ah well… Some books do grip me and make me stick to the world of the characters.
Missing children trope has become my favorite. Add to it a retired detective John Savage, an IT hacker Tannaz, and a kidnapper called Archangel, it went beyond a normal police procedural. It was an adrenaline fueled, mind blasting, rip-roaring thriller of a book. This book deserved all the adjectives.
My first book by author Peter Boland, this was a fast pitched story where the author did not give me time to think. I was quite in awe of his cunning mind to come up with this plot. All that I could do was hold on to the security handle (read kindle) and fly away with the story. This was so much more than I thought it to be.
John Savage caught my eye. He could be a total dish, at least, he was in my mind. Confidence and toughness oozed from him. Well supported by Tannaz, I loved the conversations shooting between them. There was a different zing between them. Humor and sarcasm made it more captivating.
An intelligent plotline with an unexpected end, I couldn’t even begin to guess the motive of this kidnapper. Sending pictures drawn by the kidnapped children to the suffering parents was macabre enough. Reasons for it were revealed at the end, needless to say, it was shocking. The book gave me chills as I came to the very end. Whew… I need more of this author…
I received a free ARC from Sarah and the author, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.
All my reviews can be read here
Children are disappearing from London parks. Caught on CCTV, they go in but never come out again…Days after each disappearance, the distraught parents receive a hand-drawn picture of their child as an angel. A sign they’ll never see them again. The police have no clues or leads. All they have is a nickname for the abductor – the Archangel.
When Savage’s neighbour’s ten-year-old son Callum becomes a victim, he vows to find him, and catch this Archangel. Savage has his headstrong friend Tannaz to help him. This time it’s going to take more than her brilliant computer skills to find the truth. They’ll have to enlist the help of some new friends – and some old enemies.
As more children go missing, Savage realises the Archangel is a formidable adversary. Clever, elusive and terrifying. Savage also has the police on his back, watching his every move. The deeper Savage becomes involved, the more he realises all is not what it seems…
Publication Date: 17th October 2019