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Captor by Anita Waller

The Blurb

"A must-read for crime thriller readers." Bookstormer

Are you looking for an unputdownable psychological thriller? If so, you'll love Captor by number 1 best-selling author Anita Waller.

Liz Chambers is a devoted mother who works for a successful law firm. She has two children, a husband and a blossoming career. But behind closed doors, Liz is harbouring a secret that could destroy her life.

Then the unthinkable happens, and in a frenzied attack, her young son is snatched from the home of the childminder charged with looking after him.

As Liz’s life unfolds, it becomes clear that someone is out for revenge.

Desperate to get her baby boy back, Liz must work out who is responsible for his kidnap, and why.

But as the body count begins to mount, Liz’s concern grows for the safety of her child.

Who has taken her baby?

And why is Captor so determined on revenge?

About Anita Waller

I live in Sheffield, UK. I am retired and have recently fulfilled my lifelong ambition of becoming a published author with Bloodhound Books. I am married (almost 50 years to Dave) with three children and seven grandchildren. I am a patchwork and quilting tutor as well as a writer. My first book was Beautiful and my second, a sequel to Beautiful, is called Angel.

My Review

I haven't read all of Anita Waller's books (yet), but I've read enough to realise her characters really shape up well, and I'm not just talking about the bad guys. There's a fine line in developing a protagonist that you really care about and one that is too good to be true and down right boring. In 34 days and the sequel Strategy I really liked Annie a lot. In this book, Captor, Liz Chambers is no exception. But my most favourite character in this book has to be Dan, Liz's son. When he discovers both of his parents individual extra-marital affairs it was a breath of fresh air that the writer didn't take the somewhat overdone route of the bitter and angry child rubbing his parent's noses in it over their indiscretions. Instead, Dan a sensitive child, needed a little time and came to accept that these things happen and is able to readjust his expectations and support his mother. I focussed on this aspect of the novel first because this was the glue that held the rest of the story together and made it such an enjoyable reading experience. For me the plot was unique and I could not fault it.

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