- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 8 hours and 40 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Penguin Audio
- Audible.com Release Date: August 23, 2016
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01IIABQYC
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So, with their babysitter cancelling on them, Anne and Marco leave their baby, Cora, at home whilst they "pop" next door for a dinner party. It'll be fine - they have the baby monitor with them and they go to check on her every half hour and they're only next door. What can possibly go wrong?
Quite simply, they arrive home to find the front door open and the baby gone. Anne goes to pieces, Marco freezes, Anne recovers and the police are called. It is then up to Detective Rasbach to try and piece together what actually happened that night. Did the parents cover up, is one or both of them responsible, is it a third party and if so, was it an opportunistic crime or meticulously planned. With most of the suspects being inconsistent with their stories will Rasbach be able to cut through the noise, work out truth from lies, and bring the case to a close?
I loved this book. It grabbed my attention from the very first page, held on tight and wouldn't let me go until the very last. I was completely enthralled by all the twists and turns, secrets and lies and some delicious family dynamics specifically between Marco and his in-laws.
Characters were especially well defined and thus easy to connect to / emote with although, truth be told, apart from Rasbach, I didn't really like any of them! Plotting was excellent and very well executed. As with most books of this genre, it gets a bit convoluted, but it was easy to follow, made sense and so I never got lost.
Pacing was also excellent throughout. The action was high octane most of the way through but there were calmer moments throughout which I was grateful for as they gave me chance to catch my breath before starting off again.
I believe that this is a new genre for this author. If this is the quality for her first effort, I really can't wait to see what she serves up next time.
I received a free ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review.
Harvey Keitel stars in this psychotic Lifetime Movie yarn about a kidnapped child and the people looking for her. I don't know what anyone's name is in this book, it's already vanished from my mind. But Harvey Keitel is def the detective in this roller coaster novel.
The author spends a great deal of energy and time trying to stay ahead of the reader and the story suffers from that. The whiplash from the twists and reveals (well, not quite reveals, more like "oh this is a thing, I'm not going to explain it") will make you feel like you have gone twenty rounds with Mike Tyson. None of it is believable.
This is a good beach read though, complete pulp, about to be read in one sitting. Get it on sale or something, because it is not worth the 13.00$ it's currently going for on Kindle right now.
However this is a fast-paced highly suspenseful novel that I had to tear myself away from every night Intriguing and easy to read. It made sense as it explored the dark side of life & its realities. Would highly reccomend it!