Candy from a Stranger -Review-

Candy from A Stranger

Synopsis: Child abduction told by the father, but has he gone insane?
What would you do if your child went missing and the police were ineffective? Exactly. You would start investigations yourself.
When eight-year-old Lucas Cain is snatched, his father, Ben, dedicates his life to finding out what happened to his only child. His desperation leads to his life being torn to shreds: his marriage in tatters, his job lost and even his mind is altered. They all believe Ben has gone insane. Has he? Self-fulfilling prophecy kicks in as Ben starts to believe he may well have had a role in the disappearance. The police close in on him just as he is about to uncover the complex mystery.

My Rating: 5/5

My Review:
I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This seemed like the typical child kidnap story you read about in the papers. At first I wondered “what the hell?” about the main character, Ben Cain. Ben is a psychology teacher whose son is kidnapped and then he, of course, turns into a vigilante. I mean, come on…we have heard this story before.

I stopped for a bit thinking that this storyline was going to be pretty predictable so should I bother carrying on. Well I am pleased that I did as the twist at the end really threw me and I love it when that happens.

I thought the characters were well developed and I enjoyed the descriptive text throughout the book. Will most certainly be recommending this book to others!!

And the cover of the book is brilliant…a bit creepy…just how I like ’em!