- Listening Length: 8 hours and 29 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Stephen Edger
Approximately 150,000 children go missing in the UK every year. That's one child every three and a half minutes.
Every parent's worst nightmare: Seven-year-old Natalie Barrett is snatched while walking home from school on a Friday afternoon. 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 72 hours rarely return home alive. Sarah knows the clock is ticking....
Abduction, terror, suspense, and sorrow: Snatched is a breathtaking British crime thriller set in Southampton.
I listened to this over one night shift at work. working nights can be long, and quiet, so this really kept me going.
And it wasn't just he audio aspect of this book I enjoyed, the story line was really quite good.
We start off this story with 7 year old Natalie, not being picked up from school in time, and then goes missing. This has got to be every parents worst nightmare.
One of the last people to see her, was her teacher Sarah Jenson. This teacher really got involved with the missing girl case, occasionally blaming anyone she could think of that might have been any where near or have reason to take Natalie, one of her favourite pupils. It certainly seemed at times that Sarah seemed to do a lot more than the police, the case is headed by Detective Inspector Vincent, pronounced Vin-Sent (which did annoy me to start with.. lol) But I think between himself and Sarah they rounded off the story pretty well.
I'm always worried about giving to much away when doing a review, I think the book description gives enough of an idea what is going on without me giving any more away.
But put the subject of this book to one side, it was a very interesting Listen/read.
this book is currently free on Amazon for Kindle. ( at time of posting this review) It's well worth giving it a go, I think it will be enjoyed by many crime/thriller readers.