What’s the life of your child worth?
It’s every mother’s nightmare - the abduction of her baby.
That’s how it starts for Erin Vogel when she is attacked and left unconscious in her apartment. When she awakes it is to find that Georgia, her six-month-old daughter, has been taken.
But Erin is given a chance to get Georgia back. At an unthinkable price. Like most mothers she has always said she would do anything for her child. Now the strength of that bond is about to be put to the ultimate test.
And when her actions arouse the interest of a certain Detective Callum Doyle, one thing is inevitable: a confrontation that will be as explosive as it is unforgettable.
From the highly acclaimed author of Pariah, The Helper, and Marked comes a nerve-shredding novel that questions the line we draw between good and evil.
©2014 David Jackson (P)2015 Audible. Ltd
"Recalls Harlan Coben though for my money Jackson is the better writer." (Guardian)
"A clever device, adroitly executed and fun to read." (The Times)
Travel to and from work and enjoy listening to stories as opposed to the radio all the time. I have a lot of music but prefer a story line
Too much of a psycho thriller for me as it did not focus sufficiently on our main character of Doyle. Interesting and the narrators did do a sound job but much of the story line was taken up by the female voice which I found disruptive when wanting to find out more about Doyle. The storyline was very much edge of the seat towards the end so would recommend it overall.
Was hard to put it down at night! No spoiler alerts but really enjoyed the whole story!
"This is my ultime favorite of 2015"
I have and I will. You never catch on to what's really going on.
I can't ruin it by giving it away. I just simply love it!
No. I just happen to come across these 2 reviews for this book, I took a chance. Boy, did I ever come up winning. This book is awesome!
The first negotiation.
We always think: what's enough for our babies.
"Riveting Physiological Thriller"
I am not a fan of gruesome serial-killer cop-dramas, but this book is a exception.
It’s not a whodunit mystery, we know who does what all the way along, but rather it’s a riveting physiological thriller.
I did find that there were a few holes in the plot, and some of the twists were a little too convenient, but none of that mattered. Just wondering what would happen next and how it would all end kept the pages turning fast!
"Just couldn't get through this"
I may attempt to finish this at another time, but the narration was exhausting. the woman's voice was just all wrong for this story line. I don't like babies being hurt, not my style. The story line of having someone else kill random people to save your baby just did not interest me. I love a thriller but this one I just couldn't get into. If I come back to it and am able to finish it in the future I'll update my review.
"Kept me hooked"
Wonderfully written and read. Gave me tummy cramps from tensing up! Kept me hooked all the way through to the very end
"Best one yet!"
I really enjoyed this book, have loved all the Callum Doyle series, but preferred this as I actually quite liked Doyle in this story - whereas I couldn't find any redeeming qualities in the previous books!
"A good listen but. ... ."
predictable. I did enjoy this book, but knew what would happen right from the start.
Brilliant story, kept me guessing right till the end! The narrators were top notch. Highly recommended. Will definitely listen to more by the same author.
Overall the book was entertaining and the narration good, however it was relatively simple to guess what the conclusion would be.
"a good twist makes you twist and shout"
You have to accept the story as presented and follow the events as they unravel, like a magic trick you follow the magician and the sly to get the benefit of the trick the wander of of the magic that you know is not magic, but you still enjoy it. If this was a movie this would be a B movie but a very good B movie one of those directed by Brian De Palma (Carrie, Dressed to Kill).
Fast paced, and entertaining, a bit of gore and lots of violence, good character and dialogue in a modern noir style.
well acted, and produced.
A twist from the ordinary. This is a bit different. Takes you to dark places you wouldn't normally explore.
Excellent narration bringing the characters to life.
Not far off. I really wanted to know what happened next and had to listen in only a few sittings.
This was a really good listen. Can't quite describe it as gripping, but it's not far off. Really interesting characters and a brilliant intertwined story. Really enjoyed it.
"Predictable, but enjoyable."
Alright, so I guessed the twist. But I still enjoyed it and I was definitely along for the ride. The only thing that was wrong was the pace of the female narrator. In the early part of the story I couldn't keep up with what she was saying. I don't know whether it was to portray the intensity of the situation, but I understood that from the words. I felt that, as we went on, she slowed down, but it could be that I was getting used to it.
A good gripping story. Very well read, felt almost involved. Really brought the characters to life. Personally felt the ending left questions unanswered but maybe that's part of the charm.
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