The Child Taker : Detective Alec Ramsay

  • by Conrad Jones
  • Narrated by Julia Farhat
  • Series: Detective Alec Ramsay
  • 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A stand-alone novel based on high-profile child abductions, which have been followed by millions of concerned parents on the news. Five-year-old twins are abducted from a tent in the Lake District and the hunt for a dangerous paedophile ring begins. Police procedure follows the premise that 60% of abducted children are murdered within the first four hours of being taken. The first hour is called "The golden hour" and the longer a child is missing, the less chance there is of them being recovered unharmed. The Child Taker follows the desperate search for the missing twins.


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Well done British Action Thriller

Child Taker is a British action thriller focusing on the efforts of a grandfather and his pals to recover his kidnapped grandchildren. Five year old fraternal twins Sarah and Zak are abducted from their tent while on a family camping trip. Their mother, Hayley, is understandably distraught and welcomes her father's help in trying to find the children. The Major, a counter terrorism agent, and his elite team pull out all the stops in their search for Sarah and Zak.

When I began listening to and reading The Child Taker, I was leery that a female narrator could pull off a believable action thriller. In spite of my reservations, Julia Farhat does, in fact, do a splendid job with the multitude of characters in the book. The pacing of the novel and the narrative performance kept me so involved I devoured the book in a single day.

Anyone with issues regarding child and sexual abuse should look elsewhere as those themes are integral to this story.

I bought the Kindle book and received the Audible book from the author in exchange for my honest review.
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- 🐈 nospin 🐈


I was hesitant at first when listening to the beginning of the novel and its subject matter, however Conrad Jones really does know how to write a gripping tale that has you asking questions and pointing fingers all the way round.
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- helen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-08-2014
  • Publisher: Conrad Jones