Sunday 17 May 2015

The Abduction by Mark Gimenez

4 out of 5 stars

The Abduction tells the story of Gracie, who is abducted just after her soccer game. Her mother, an aggressive lawyer, her father, a nerdy IT geek about to list his company, and her grandfather, a retired war veteran are the family members desperate to save her.

As they come together to try to understand why Gracie was abducted and to try to get her back, we discover, as the story unfolds, what unique set of circumstances
has made each character who they are, the mistakes they have made and secrets kept in their pasts. The crime is cleverly used to reveal the complex nature of human relationships, expressed through various points of view. The pace was good, but a little too much detail at times distracted from the main story.
Mark Gimenez is a gifted storyteller, and his legal background is evident in his reasoned and thoughtful telling of a gripping crime and family saga. No loose ends are left, and some twists and turns make this an absorbing read.

ISBN: 9780751539462
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