I was hooked on Dee Henderson’s novels from the moment I read my first one. She is an incredible author, with a talent for grabbing her readers and keeping them captivated until the last page. Kidnapped is no exception to this generality. It is gripping and intense.
The action in this novel centers around a kidnapping. With that title there could be no doubt. Caroline is supposed to meet her sister, brother-in-law, and nephew in Atlanta for a Braves game. It get later and later and no one shows up. She becomes frantic and calls her boyfriend Luke, a FBI agent and cousin of Caroline’s brother-in-law. He calls in a search while giving his murder case over to his partner.
Time slowly passes as Caroline and Luke make little progress. There aren’t any demands for ransom. There’s nothing to break the case as their fears and worries increase. They have to depend on their faith and each other to see them through the ordeal, especially when Luke begins to fear that the two cases have merged into one. Or make that three cases when Caroline’s stalker re-emerges. Lots of plot twists in this book.
It’s a fast paced thriller that kept me on the edge of my seat. Unlike the O’Malley series, the characters in this book are already Christians so there is a lot less emphasis on faith and conversion. It’s just part of who the characters are. In fact, it kind of reminds me of how Mary Higgins Clark’s characters are Catholic and go to Mass.
Because Dee Henderson wrote it there aren’t any instances of foul language or explicit scenes. Gotta love that! Kidnapped is a stand-alone book and is an outstanding read!