in safe hands

4 stars

A fast-paced mystery/thriller.

This is the first book in a new mystery/thriller series. I loved this book. The story grabbed my attention from page one and didn’t release it until the exciting conclusion. I powered through this book in two days and didn’t want to put it down. The writing was effortless and the story unfolded smoothly. The author gives plenty of clues to the mystery throughout the book, but there are enough red herrings and misdirections to keep you wondering until the end.

DCI Anna Tate is a top investigator. When nine children are kidnapped from a day care center and held for ransom, she is placed in charge of the investigation. The parents and community are in shock and understandably frantic for the police to find their missing children. Initially it appears the kidnappers got away without a clue or witnesses, but Tate’s tireless pursuit of their identity finally reveals a minute trail to follow. As time races toward the kidnapper’s deadline, Tate must quickly shift through the multiple suspects to find the children before they come to harm.

I really enjoyed this book and the ending was satisfying. I look forward to reading more books in this series and recommend you read this book.

I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.