This stunning debut from Darren Young looks at the impact on everyone affected by the abduction of Jessica Preston, through several different points of view in past and present. I really like the way that the POV of the abductor and the mother got closer and closer to the present day. It felt like I was gradually managing to close in on finding out who took Jessica Preston and it helped to keep me engaged and create anticipation which built up even more tension.
The pace moved along perfectly, the characters had brilliant depth and I found that the book was an ideal length. Child Taken was an absolute pleasure to read.
I was hooked until the very end. Speaking of the end, it definitely didn't let me down! It was fantastic and I thought the twist was brilliant and perfectly written too.
This is the kind of book I'd want to write if I wrote a book!
Overall, I have to give this book five out of five and add it to my Five-star Favourites shelf! I couldn't possibly give it anything less. It was extremely engaging with a fabulous twist and I wholeheartedly recommend it.
This book was provided for free in exchange for an honest review.
Child Taken is published by RedDoor Publishing and is available from the 18th May.
Look out for my Q&A with Darren this weekend!