Monday, 30 March 2015

Candy from a Stranger by Daryl Buckner

I was given an arc copy of this book by the publishers via NetGalley in return for an honest review:
I give it a 5star

You know when you start a book and it grips you like a vice around the neck, you can hardly breathe, well this was like that.  Ben Cain is sent to the edge with the loss of his son Lucas.  Kidnapping of a child is every parents worst nightmare yet it happened to Ben!!!  The strain on his marriage causes a split, his wife takes off and leaves him, he hits the bottle hard, loses his job and the lead detective in his son's case hates him.  Nightmares plague Ben, he feels like he is losing his mind.  Everyone has almost given up the search for Lucas but Ben refuses to give up, tracking down clue after clue
.  This is not the first child kidnapping other children have been taken and murdered.  Can Ben find his son? will he be alive?  In all the madness that ensues is Ben anyway responsible for the disappearance?  Be prepared to be taken on a rollercoaster ride of a lifetime, the ups the downs, the pain suffered, this has it all and more!

As a parent, we are prepared to do anything to protect our kids, how far will Ben go?  Read the story to find out.