Spring 2018 – The Kidnapper

I’ve recently finished The Kidnapper, a mystery/suspense novel with a page-turning plot that concerns every parent’s worst nightmare. Set in present-day, Spokane, Washington, The Kidnapper takes its title from an unknown person who, during an innocuous visit to the zoo, snatches little Melanie, the daughter of William Frasier, a soon-to-be-divorced, but devoted, father. Cass Woodward, the ex-cop working as a security guard at the zoo, witnesses the commotion, and becomes suspicious when Will denies that he needs help. When Will can’t satisfy the kidnapper’s demand for two million dollars, the kidnapper changes his tactic and demands that Will – an ex-Marine – commit an act far more terrible than anything he has ever done.