She opened the bag and saw that it was full of brown toffees, like her grandpa used to give to her. The man told her she could have a toffee, for being such a good girl. She told him mummy didn't let her eat sweets before dinner, but he said one toffee wouldn't hurt, and they could keep it a secret between them; mummy didn't need to know.
Praise for SNATCHED:
'Excellent story and the tension builds from page one. Very well written about a subject very close to everyone's heart. Stephen Edger dishes out the thrills in a spectacular manner once again.'
'Thoroughly enjoyed this from start to end. The author has written a powerful and emotive story that engages you from the start.'
'Keeps you enthralled from the first page. Guessing all the time who did it. An excellent read from start to finish, thoroughly enjoyed it.'
Approximately one hundred and fifty thousand children go missing in the U.K. every year. That's one child every three and a half minutes.
Every parent's worst nightmare: seven year-old Natalie Barrett is abducted while walking home from school. The police begin a desperate hunt to find her before it is too late. They fear the worst when a body is located near a golf course.
Sarah Jenson is Natalie's teacher. When one of the detectives on the case is suddenly killed, Sarah believes the events may be linked and begins to search for answers. With suspects stacking up, she is in a race against time to discover the true identity of the perpetrator before Natalie winds up as another statistic.
Where were Natalie's parents when they should have been collecting her? Why was Natalie so scared of her Uncle Jimmy? Could a convicted sexual offender from Sarah's past be involved?
Children not found within the first seventy-two hours, rarely return home alive. Sarah knows the clock is ticking…
Abduction, terror, suspense and sorrow…Snatched is a breath-taking British crime thriller set in Southampton.