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Where's My Son? (Det. Jason Strong(CLEAN SUSPENSE Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

John C. Dalglish
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Book Description

What would you do if your son went missing? How far would you go to get him back?


Michael Barton comes home to find his infant son gone. There's no trace of the kidnappers, and the police have no leads. Michael makes a promise to his wife and is driven to fulfill it.

Detective Jason Strong led the task force to find Michael's son, and has become his friend.
But as Michael's darkness grows, Jason fears he's the only one who can stop the events that will change everyone, before it's too late.

EDITED by Samantha Gordon, Invisible Ink Editing

Other Clean Suspense By John C. Dalglish

BLOODSTAIN (Detective Jason Strong #2)
FOR MY BROTHER' (Detective Jason Strong #3)
SILENT JUSTICE' (Detective Jason Strong #4)
TIED TO MURDER (Detective Jason Strong #5)
ONE OF THEIR OWN (Detective Jason Strong #6)
DEATH STILL (Detective Jason Strong #7)
LETHAL INJECTION (Detective Jason Strong #8)



CROSSOVER (The Chaser Chronicles #1)
JOURNEY (The Chaser Chronicles #2)
DESTINY (The Chaser Chronicles #3)


Editorial Reviews


  • A marvelous debut novel and a suspenseful page-turner - 4 1/4 starsMarch 9, 2012
  • Great read, March 8, 2012
  • GREAT READ!!!!April 28, 2012

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  • Language: English
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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book, too close to real life! June 8, 2012
By ev
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Just finished this book and it was great! There was little to no profanity and no sex, which always gets my vote as profanity adds NOTHING to a book and I really dont want to read pages of graphic sex scenes. The subject of this book is something that could so happen in real life today. It was suspensful and had a great story line. If I could have read it in one day I would have. I enjoyed the book very much.
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36 of 40 people found the following review helpful
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Note: This review was originally published at Red Adept Reviews on March 9, 2012.

Overall: 4 1/4 stars

Plot/Storyline: 4 stars

The storyline was one that any parent could relate to with a sense of horror. Michael Barton came home from work one afternoon, found his wife Tammy napping, and their infant son Kristian missing from his crib. The police investigated and determined that Kristian had been kidnapped, but there were few clues, and the police were baffled. Years later, Michael found a single clue that put him on the trail of the kidnappers-and his son.

Since the story was narrated from the third person omniscient point of view, I knew who the kidnappers were, so there was no suspense about that. The suspense came as Michael Barton homed in on the kidnappers, with the police on his trail. The tension cranked up steadily, and the story ended with a big climax.

I had a few problems with some of the plot details. They weren't decisive issues, but they were noticeable. One of these was the ease with which Michael broke into homes. With no prior burglary experience, he had no problem entering homes using only a credit card. With deadbolt locks and alarm systems in many homes, that just didn't seem realistic. Another thing that didn't seem likely was how easily Michael obtained personal information about others, including names, addresses, and phone numbers. Granted, Michael could be very persuasive, but the police and a hospital were just a bit too cooperative.

Character Development: 4 stars

The story was primarily plot-driven, and there was not a lot of detailed development of the principal characters, their relationships, or their motivations, except for one family-Wade and Kate Duncan.
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34 of 38 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievable!! June 14, 2012
By LoLo
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There was very little which was believable in this short novella. Between a grieving young mother dying of uterine cancer - a supposed DNR - in a nursing home with a feeding tube (people who request that nothing be done don't generally have feeding tubes inserted prior to an expected death) and a father torturing a suspected kidnapper he conveniently finds taking a bath by repeatedly dropping a plugged-in hairdryer into the bathtub - and the kidnapper managing to live through several shocks, giving up the requested information, before finally succumbing to electrocution, there's almost nothing that makes this story ring true.

The ending is the most fantastically unbelievable wrap-up of all. I won't give it away for those who want to read the book but it's pure fantasy to think that any police department would handle a similar situation in the manner this is handled.

The editing is poor. An abundance of capitalization of random words, off-center formatting and bad puncuation is scattered throughout the book.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Definitely not a 5 Star Read August 20, 2012
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I ignore the usual grammar and punctuation lapses in self published books and concentrate on the story and characterizations. Having said that, there is no way that this novel warrants a 5 star review. The whole story is implausable and the adopting couple would have to be totally naive not to have realised that this was all illegal. The ending was completely unbelievable, the story line utterly miserable and what I disliked the most is that you are left feeling sympathy for a cold hearted killer.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Mediocre Effort July 20, 2012
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I am baffled by the outpouring of cheerful reviews for this novel - one beset by problems. It is in dire need of professional editing, the characters lack depth, the development of the criminal is implausible, and the entire plot jumps the shark before the halfway point. In addition, there are Kindle-specific layout and capitalization errors throughout. Overall, it's a mediocre effort of the kind that gives self-publishing its often tepid reputation. I love the self-published treasures one can encounter on the Kindle but this simply is not one of them.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a good read April 17, 2012
By S. Hood
This story was well written and kept my attention so that I finished it in one sitting. The plot was well thought out and although it wasn't a mystery in that the reader knew who the felon was, it was very adventurous. Somewhat too gory for me and sad that someone could actually do injury to a fellow human being, but people do weird things sometimes and this book told the story of one of those who let bitterness and hate drive him, instead of forgiving. I would read this author again.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good clean read May 24, 2013
By RevBobH
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Interesting to say the least. What I liked best is the author did not use any profanity. Which proves a book or even a movie can be made with out bad language or sex
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars VERY VERY DARK July 12, 2014
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It might be "clean suspense" to some, but it is a violent thriller.
The first half of the book is a clean mystery. The second half is dark, depressing, and not my style. I could not finish reading it.
It starts out with a kidnapped baby, and moves to a angry revenge filled murderous father out to get his son back.
So glad I only bought the first book in the series.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Where Is My Son?
Very good book. I enjoyed it from beginning to end. The plot was very well thought out and held my attention from start to finish.
Published 12 days ago by Patsy A. Fesler
4.0 out of 5 stars As advertised
Okay read
Published 14 days ago by Suzanne Thom
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Keeps you interested the whole time
Published 18 days ago by Lori
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
I had a problem with the ending....
Published 19 days ago by Sylvia Gibson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love listening to audio books during my convalescent period. This was just the right amount of listening and drama....
Published 20 days ago by Faye Livermore
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Absolutely great, I love his books and hope he keeps writing these clean suspense novels.
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Interesting!
This is the first book I have read by John C. Dalglish.
I t was so good that I plan on reading many more by him!
Published 1 month ago by Pat Clonick
4.0 out of 5 stars I love John Dalglish's books
I love John Dalglish's books. They always combine the police procedures and the mysteries with Christian beliefs as an everyday part of life, which is as it should be. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Gloria J. Short
5.0 out of 5 stars One heart can only bear so much before it SNAPS.
The story opens with a kidnapping: Mom naps on the couch while the baby sleeps in his room. But shortly after they fall asleep, someone enters an unlocked door and kidnaps the... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars I just love John Dalglish's books and his characters
I just love John Dalglish's books and his characters. His story telling is excellent and the suspense is very real. A great murder mystery. Thank you.
Published 1 month ago by LJ
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More About the Author

Hello! Thank you for stopping by my page.

I was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and adopted when I was just a baby.(Some may see the connection in my first book)
I lost my father at 13 and my mother remarried when I was 16, moving myself and my 2 brothers to Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
It was there that I met my wife of 32 years, Beverly, and became the father of three wonderful sons. We now have 5 grandchildren.
We moved to Missouri in 1989 and are still here. I became an American citizen in 1991.
I started my first book when I was 18 but it was never completed. Encouraged by my wife, I tried again and have loved every minute.
I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I do writing them.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions about my writing at

( or my webpage (

God Bless, John

Books by John C. Dalglish

"WHERE'S MY SON?" (Det. Jason Strong #1)

"BLOODSTAIN" (Det. Jason Strong #2)

"FOR MY BROTHER" (Det. Jason Strong #3)

"SILENT JUSTICE" (Det. Jason Strong #4)

"TIED TO MURDER" (Det. Jason Strong #5)

"ONE OF THEIR OWN" (Det. Jason Strong #6)

"DEATH STILL" (Det. Jason Strong #7)

"Det. Jason Strong: The Early Cases (#1,2,& 3)

"Det. Jason Strong: Collection #2 ( #4,5,& 6)

"CROSSOVER" (Chaser Chronicles #1)

"JOURNEY" (Chaser Chronicles #2)

"DESTINY" (Chaser Chronicles #3)


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