Today I am kicking off the Blog Tour for KIDNAP by Jane Adams. This is the second book in the Merrow and Clarke series.
KIDNAP (Merrow & Clarke #2)
Format – Kindle
Publisher – Joffe Books
Publication Date – 3rd February 2022
Genre – Crime thriller, mystery and suspense
Author – Jane Adams
A BRAND-NEW MYSTERY FROM A BESTSELLING AUTHOR.
The man climbs a ladder, slides a gloved finger through the slightly open window and enters the room. He wraps 14-month-old Joshua Banks in his blanket and takes him from his cot. In his place he leaves a printed note.
Do not call the police. You will receive details for a bank transfer in due course. Your child will be well cared for and be returned unharmed provided you do exactly as you are told. Call the police and we will kill him. If you are in any doubt as to the seriousness of this, then call this number.
At 2 a.m. Joshua’s mother gets up to go to the toilet and sees her son is gone. She calls the phone number. It’s for another family whose child was also taken.
Detectives Toby Clarke and Petra Merrow are in a race against time to get Joshua back. Because if they don’t find him soon, he won’t be the last child to go missing.
An electrifying crime mystery full of twists and turns perfect for fans of C.L. Taylor, D.E. White, Claire McGowan, Rachel Abbott, Helen H. Durrant, Patricia Gibney, Karin Slaughter, Lynda La Plante and Angela Marsons.
READERS CAN’T PUT KIDNAP DOWN:
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A good, gripping story that kept my interest all the way through . . . really enjoyed it.” Aileen G.
⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Will blow your mind away. I loved it chapter after chapter . . . this great book came to a cracking end.” Booklover Bev
⭐⭐⭐⭐ “The characters are well developed and believable . . . I liked the way the story ended.” Louise W.
⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A swiftly moving storyline, solid character development.” Ruth G.
⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A good read all round.” Hannelore C.
⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A complex mystery . . . decent character development . . . smooth writing.” Hope S.
This is book 2 in the Merrow and Clark series and I would highly recommend you read book 1 first. It does work as stand alone but you will enjoy it much more if you have read Safe and know about Lauren and her past.
Young children are being kidnapped from their beds in the night replaced by a note with a phone number for the parents to ring. The ransom is paid and the children returned unharmed until something changes and a child is found murdered.
Petra and Toby are in a race against time to solve the case but Petra is also living in fear of retribution from the Perrins and Kyle Sykes, both would like nothing more than to see her dead.
This is a fast paced story that keeps the adrenaline pumping and the pages turning all the way through. Many twists and turn and intrigue by the book-full.
The characters are deftly drawn and realistic built to fit the plot perfectly.
All in all a fantastic read that I have no hesitation in awarding 5 stars to.
Thank you to the author, Joffe Books and Netgalley for the advance digital copy this is my unbiased review.
Jane Adams is the author of more than thirty published crime novels. The first, The Greenway, was nominated for both the Authors’ Club award and the CWA John Creasey for best debut novel.
Jane is constantly amazed at where life has taken her. Writing had never been on her ‘possible careers’ list, but she says once stories take root in your brain, they just have to be told – and she feels very fortunate that people want to read them.
In addition to writing, Jane teaches creative writing, read and mentor for The Literary Consultancy, and is a Royal Literary Fund Fellow and FRSA.
BOOKS BY JANE ADAMS
DETECTIVE MIKE CROFT SERIES
THEIR FINAL MOMENTS
DETECTIVE MIKE CROFT BOOKS 1–3 BOX SET
THE COMPLETE DETECTIVE MIKE CROFT BOX SET
MERROW & CLARKE SERIES
DETECTIVE RAY FLOWERS SERIES
THE APOTHECARY’S DAUGHTER
THE UNWILLING SON
THE DROWNING MEN
THE SISTER’S TWIN
THE DETECTIVE RAY FLOWERS BOX SET BOOKS 1–3
DETECTIVE ROZLYN PRIEST SERIES
BURY ME DEEP
RINA MARTIN MYSTERY SERIES
MURDER ON SEA
MURDER ON THE CLIFF
MURDER ON THE BOAT
MURDER ON THE BEACH
MURDER AT THE COUNTRY HOUSE
MURDER AT THE PUB
THE OTHER WOMAN
THE WOMAN IN THE PAINTING
THEN SHE WAS DEAD
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