The Child Taker is a fast paced, exciting thriller.
I had never heard of British author Conrad Jones or The Child Taker before and while I had this book for a while it did take me a long time to actually pick it up and start reading, and I’m glad I did!
The Child Taker is the story of five year old twins who get abducted to order while camping in the Lake District with their family. Their grandfather is a Major of a top secret Special Forces army unit so brings in his team to find the missing children as him and his team can do things the police can’t.
While the family is falling apart and the police not looking in the right direction John “Tank” Tankersley is heading the investigation and follows his own rules that are above what the investigating police force can do and soon discovers an international paedophile ring in operation and has days to stop the children being moved abroad to be sold or something more sinister.
Overall, The Child Taker is an excellent novel that I had trouble putting down. Although it deals with an unpleasant subject matter and at times can be very graphic it has been very well written and is a superb intense, fast paced and very exciting thriller that will keep you gripped right up to the final page.
Full of twists and turns with plenty of action that will keep you turning the page.
I will have to read some more by this author, but if they are all written with the same passion and great storytelling then I am sure I won’t be disappointed.
An excellent story that I can highly recommend!
RRP: £8.99 (paperback) / £1.99 (Kindle)
Available to buy from Amazon here.
Disclosure: I bought a copy of this of book. The opinions expressed in this review are independent and my own.