Reviews and Blog Posts: kidnapping

One kick : a novel

by Chelsea Cain

Reviewer Rating:
4

I knew that Chelsea Cain was a popular thriller author, but I didn't pick up one of her books until after I saw her being interviewed for an NPR show. I liked the way she talked about One Kick, the opener to a new series for her, and the way...

An untamed state : a novel

by Roxane Gay

Reviewer Rating:
4

The basics of the plot are set forth pretty quickly in this novel. Mireille, the daughter of a wealthy Haitian businessman, is kidnapped and tells the tale from some years distance. The story is told from her perspective from captivity, where she begins to understand her true relationships with her...

Gone girl [a novel]

by Gillian Flynn

Reviewer Rating:
3

Nick and Amy Dunn are a young married couple.  Passionately in love when everything in their lives was peaches and cream, but when Nick loses his job, Amy's parents spend beyond their means and have to borrow her trust fund, Nick's mother becomes terminal with cancer and they move to Missouri,...

Alex

by Pierre Lemaître

Reviewer Rating:
4

Set in France, Alex begins as the story of a woman who is kidnapped off the street and taken to an empty warehouse, where she's held in a small cage.  Alternating chapters tell the story of Detective Camille Verhoeven, the police officer in charge of finding Alex before it's too...

The English girl : a novel

by Daniel Silva

Reviewer Rating:
2

Typically Silva is a great spy thriller writer with an incredibly competent Israeli hero who also happens to be an expert art restorer. We get pieces of that here, but the plot has holes in it to drive a truck through. None of the suspense happens and this reader saw...

Stained

by C. A. (Cheryl A.) Rainfield

Reviewer Rating:
3

Sarah Meadows is 17, and can't wait to have her life change. She's lived with a port wine stain on her face, and the stares and bullying that come with it, all of her life. The day she thinks she will get her first treatment for it, her dad's business...

The never list

by Koethi Zan

Reviewer Rating:
4

Sarah and Jennifer always followed their set of rules, the Never List, as they called it. Safety was always paramount. This is why they were so surprised to find themselves kidnapped together by the sadistic psychopath, Jack Derber along with other teenage girls. The years spent in captivity damaged all...

The night she disappeared

by April Henry

Reviewer Rating:
4

When beautiful pizza delivery driver Kayla never returns from a delivery, the police declare her dead.  Her co-workers Gabbie and Dave don’t believe she can be dead, particularly because the mystery man who ordered the pizza had asked for Gabbie instead. The two teens set out to solve the mystery...

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