Approximately one hundred and fifty thousand children go missing in the U.K. every year. That’s one child every three and a half minutes.
Every parent’s worst nightmare: seven year-old Natalie Barrett is snatched on Friday afternoon walking home from school. The police begin a desperate hunt to find her before it is too late. They fear the worst when a body is located near a golf course.
Sarah Jenson is Natalie’s teacher. When one of the detectives on the case is suddenly killed, Sarah believes the events may be linked and begins to search for answers. With suspects stacking up, she is in a race against time to discover the true identity of the perpetrator before Natalie winds up as another statistic.
Where were Natalie’s parents when they should have been collecting her? Why was Natalie so scared of her Uncle Jimmy? Could a convicted sexual offender from Sarah’s past be involved?
Children not found within the first seventy-two hours, rarely return home alive. Sarah knows the clock is ticking…
Abduction, terror, suspense and sorrow: Snatched is a breath-taking British crime thriller set in Southampton.
I have to say that Snatched turned out to be nothing like I expected it to be. I thought I was in for your typical crime story but what I got was way much more.
Sarah I really liked. I think the fact that a girl going missing, not just from the school she teaches at, but from her very own class, makes the girls disappearance that much more personal. She is determined to give her two pennies worth to the police on who she thinks is behind it and I did feel quite sorry for the detective in charge of the case as you could tell he has enough on his plate with out some do gooder trying to solve it for him.
This is another one of those stories that is hard to say to much about in fear of giving to much away for anyone that hasn’t had the pleasure of reading it yet. It certainly didn’t go down the route I thought it would and it kept me on my toes throughout.
Snatched is a highly enjoyable stand alone novel that kept me guessing all the way through. There are a few red herrings in there which made the twists even more surprising and kept me gripped all the way through. Great read.
Goodreads 5/5 stars.
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