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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.
©2008 Conrad Jones (P)2014 Conrad Jones
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By 🐈 nospin 🐈 on 04-01-15

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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By helen on 07-11-14

Chilling!

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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By A. Palmer on 08-25-14

Dreadful narration.

What disappointed you about The Child Taker?

Didn't get more than 2 minutes into the book before turning it off. Can't comment on the story!

Would you ever listen to anything by Conrad Jones again?

Don't know.

Would you be willing to try another one of Julia Farhat’s performances?

Definitely not.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Annoyance.

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By Rob on 06-24-15

Disappointing

A very strange combination - a powerful disturbing story subject unfortunately written and narrated as if aimed at a audience of 10 year olds!

Overall very disappointing

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By Julia on 11-09-15

Good Thriller

I liked the characters and I thought the story was fast moving and credible, I read another review who said it was vulgar and I have no idea what they mean, in no way did his book strike that note, don't be put of reading this book, its good its pacey and its a book about the underworld of child abduction and I enjoyed reading it.

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