November, and evening is closing in as DI Jack Caffery arrives to interview the victim of a stolen car. The man who's stolen the car has also taken an eleven year-old girl.
And she's still missing. Sergeant Flea Marley has heard about the car-jacker. He's done it before, she tells Caffery. Twice. Only previously he's let the girls go.
A day later the car is found. Inside, there's a letter: “It's started”. And Caffery knows that soon the jacker will choose another random car, the only important thing being the girl in the back seat. Caffery's a good and instinctive cop but this time the jacker seems to be ahead of him - every step of the way....
©2010 Mo Hayder (P)2010 Isis Publishing Ltd
Love having someone read me a story. Fires in the hearth, rain on the roof, sunny days and surf. Good friends, good food and J S Bach.
This is my introduction to Mo Hayder.
I have just downloaded a second of her books. Interested? Yes I am.
The characters are plausable.
The story is interesting and a little scary,
It is a part of a series and the most recent available on Audible.
So perhaps, in my not being familiar with what has gone before I may
be losing something. Keeping that in mind I also figure a story can
hold its own.
For me though Mo Hayder is good enough to listen to a second of
her books in the series.
In a way she is setting her own style in letting her characters be
themselves and I do find that interesting. While the series does follow
a main character, the story line and plots explores how people do
respond to and react to others and how this influences what happens next.
No super hero as such, but a team with a team leader is viewed in action.
The ideosyncratic motivations and interactions are followed, and so there
are sub plots. It is these that I expect do develop through the series.
Good British Thriller
Always when they save the victim
When the police arranged the sting which led to the end of the monster
Good book for me as I travel by air a lot, and actually look forward to waiting for take-off etc so that I can catch up.
This is one of those rare books that I couldn't put down and had to listen to at the expense of everything else.
Very emotive especially to anyone who has a child. The narrator was great at the different accents.
I like that the romance didn't take over the novel. It's a crime novel first and foremost.
Highly recommend for anyone who enjoys British crime novels
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