Kidnap Book Review

Kidnap Book Review

Title: Kidnap
Author: Jane Adams
Published: January 31, 2022 , Joffe Books
No. of Pages: 248
Cover Price: $8.99 Paperback, $3.99 Kindle

Kidnap, is the second installment in the Merrow & Clarke series by bestselling author Jane Adams. Wealthy parents are finding their children kidnapped with notes that they will get their children back if they don’t contact the police and pay the ransom. The kidnappings are being carried out by some lower level mob people, and the children are returned unharmed and having been well taken care of. That is, until little Joshua Banks is kidnapped. His father, owner of a successful business happens to be friends with someone high up in the police department and contacts him. He assigns Detectives Toby Clarke and Petra Merrow to investigate the case, under strict confidentiality, but of course, word gets out. They are racing to find Joshua before something happens to him. Unlike the other children, Joshua is found dead. Merrow and Clark must work almost around the clock to find the perpetrators before more children are killed.

Jane Adams is the author of several different series, and is an excellent storyteller. She has a way of building suspense and keeping readers on the edges of their seats. This fairly new series and especially this novel is true to form and is definitely worth reading for those who like something a little different. Toby Clarke and Petra Merrow, who have problems of their own and are trying to work through them, are well-developed, and their actions are believable. She also has a way of capturing the culture of the UK where the story takes place.

Thriller aficionados will enjoy this novel and will want to read the previous installment in the series.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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