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Cruelty To Innocents (The 911 Abductions #1)

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Who’s abducting children from 911 emergency scenes?

What if you were in your car alone with your small child and you came upon an emergency scene? Would you stop to help? What if, while you are trying to assist a victim of an accident or mugging, you left your young child alone in the car, thinking he or she would be safe. What if, instead of help, the call to 911 brought a
Published May 26th 2011 (first published May 25th 2011)
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Whispers from the Pirate's Ghost Whisper
This is a good read. I had some concerns that I might be disappointed and, even when things turned the way I feared, it turned out that the heroes stayed the heroes (very important for me) and the villains stayed villains (even more important for me in a book like this).

Rest asured this is a good solid police procedural. The characters are likable. The crime story is realistic and kept pretty straight foreward. There were two scenes that made me uncomfortable (as they should) but even those wer
Cruelty to Innocents
Ck Webb & DJ Weaver

I found this story a bit surreal with the Caylee Anthony story just coming to an end, and in my opinion, a disappointing one. But I digress. CK and DJ wrote this book in such a way that it put the reader into the story and I was able to feel what the characters were going through and to be honest, it was not a pleasant experience. I do have kids, all grown, but I do have grand kids and I could not imagine either one of them being kidnapped. It is par

Let me say Cruelty to Innocents is not a very long book but it is long enough to knock your socks off!

Imagine you are out with your children and see an accident, a person having a heart attack or any person needing help, you stop to help help them. When the ambulance and police arrive you go back to your child only to find them gone! Disappeared into thin air. You did a good deed and now your child has been taken by some sicko. Can you imagine how you would feel, what would be going through your
Wow! This debut novel of these two authors is an amazing ride. The suspense pulls you in immediately. The story of an abduction of a child is scary, but the novel doesn't leave you there. It then begins to weave the stories of the lives of the many people involved and the feeling and flavor of an entire town. The organization and flow of this book was totally professional, pulling me along, introducing new characters and fully fleshing them out for me. Everyone seemed so real and the story so be ...more
Donna McBroom-Theriot
The story line captivates you and holds you bound to your chair with the reality of the subject; child abduction. The writers bring you into the lives of the characters and you feel their pain as clearly, as if you were sitting on the sofa next to them.
Everyone would like to be a Good Samaritan. It is human nature. We all feel the need to help someone in misery. This book makes you question good deeds. The book leaves you weighing the simple phrase “should I or shouldn’t I help” when you see
Children are being abducted at 911 emergency scenes. Whether it's a fire or a car accident, as soon as the parents stop at the scene to lend a hand to the victims, someone sneaks and abducts the children who are sitting alone in the car. One of those children is Sloanne's goddaughter. Sloanne rushes back to her hometown to try to find the kids and capture the criminal, along with her best friend and the local fireman, before things get worse.

I had just started reading Cruelty to Innocents when I
Eric Thomasma
Cruelty to Innocents is a fast paced murder mystery with a terrifying premise. Imagine helping a heart attack victim, and when the EMTs take over, finding your child is missing. What would you do? What any of us would do. Turn to family and friends for support. For Chloe, that’s Sloanne Kelly. Her lifetime best friend and godmother to the missing child. The daughter of a well respected cop, Sloanne immediately enlists the help of her dad’s ex-partner and the search for clues is on.

This book had
Tom Riddell

Very rarely do I ever give *anything* 5 stars- but this debut novel by CK Webb and DJ Weaver deserves nothing less. The story line will grip you and you'll find yourself right along side the characters... in this suspenseful tale of childhood abduction.

When I found my emotions getting caught in my throat- and when I couldn't stop turning the pages- I knew CK and DJ had a hit on their hands. Go ahead- stop everything you're doing and buy this book! If you've
This was a bone chilling read for me. As one who has kids I would be terrified if I stopped to help someone who was having a heart attack get help to call 911 and when all is said and done my child is gone. One minute they are right behind you and the next vanished.

Sloanne gets help from her dad’s ex partner to help her search for her daughter. The clues start coming in and they have noticed that children start to vanish only from 911 calls that have come in. Can they save Danni in time?

Lindsay Paige
Jun 12, 2011 Lindsay Paige added it
Shelves: own
Interest: Synopsis
Title Thoughts: Sadly, it fits.
Cover Thoughts: None.
WARNINGS: Few cuss words here and there. Also, of course, there is the sexual abuse on kids, but there are no details on that.

This book is like every person's, specifically a parent's, worst nightmare. A parent tries to save a life and while helping, the child gets abducted and then raped. I can't begin to count how many times tears fell from my eyes. Webb and Weaver did a fantastic job bringing the pain and grief to life f
Imagine finding yourself in a situation where you’re trying to save someone’s life, only to find that while doing so, your young daughter is kidnapped from the scene. In Cruelty to Innocents, the first installment of the 911 Abduction Series, authors CK Webb and DJ Weaver paint a thrilling and scary picture of a monster who preys on Good Samaritans. Citizens of Aberdeen, Maryland, the small community where security is normally taken for granted, are forced to question everything they once held d ...more
Wow! This debut novel of these two authors is an amazing ride. The suspense pulls you in immediately. The story of an abduction of a child is scary, but the novel doesn't leave you there. It then begins to weave the stories of the lives of the many people involved and the feeling and flavor of an entire town. The organization and flow of this book was totally professional, pulling me along, introducing new characters and fully fleshing them out for me. Everyone seemed so real and the story so be ...more
Collecting Innocents starts off with the abduction of 4-year-old Moira and her mother Tammy, catching your attention right from the first page. They were driving from Florida to California when their car broke down in Louisiana. Tammy's friend Stacy contacts the police in a panic when Tammy didn't show up in California. Where is she?
A short time later, Tammy's body is found in a swamp. Moira -- and the car -- is still missing. So, Saving Angels, an investigation firm formed in response to a seri
Dolores Ayotte
CK Webb and DJ Weaver have co-authored this well-written, suspense novel with numerous twists and turns. The unknown and the desire to know more keep you riveted to every word and each and every page. This dynamic mother-daughter duo have managed to write a book in such a way that it makes the reader feel like they are actually viewing a movie as they read it. I could mentally visualize all that was taking place making it virtually impossible to not become part of the action. I eagerly returned ...more
I have typed 4 different sentences to start this review and deleted each one of them as nothing seems to be enough to describe how I felt about this one. The writing was wonderful and descriptive. The whole book played out in my mind as I was reading it like a movie....seriously! The characters are so easy to either fall in love with or hate. This is a heart-wrenching story that will really make you think and also hug your children a little tighter each day. It was fast paced but easy to follow ...more
I had a hard time making up my mind on whether to give this book 3 stars (good) or 4 stars (very good). I very much enjoyed the storyline, but there were more than a few misspellings or grammatical mistakes. In the end, the story itself won out and I gave it 4 stars. I look forward to reading the sequel, but hope it is proofread better. It is a very good book though and to be the authors' first book makes me really look forward to those books that are yet to come.
A friend let me borrow this book and I LOVED it. Don't know how anyone could not like it. Full of suspense but also heart-warming. Love the characters of Sloanne and Shawn and can't wait to see what happens with them in the next book. Well worth your reading time. I will be buying my own copy to re-read and the rest in the series as well.
I really enjoyed this book. It was suspenseful throughout. I liked that at the end that the authors tied up the loose ends and didn't leave me wondering about what happened. I suggest that if you like mystery and suspense books that you should definitely read this one.
Michelle Vasquez
A great suspense novel! Please read my full review here:
Matt Posner
Anyone who loves a child fears just the situation that Sloanne faces. As a teacher, I know myself how bad things are. What a nail-biter this book is! Check it out.
Clayton Bye
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3.5 Stars

Great concept. The story pace was fast, almost too fast. I would have liked to see a longer story with more character development and suspense. In the end, though, everything seemed to work, making this compact thriller a story many are sure to enjoy.

Criticisms: the editing was just not up to par, a problem many self-published books fail to avoid. Past and present tenses were mixed together or improperly
I received this book from the authors in exchange for an honest review.

This book deals with every mom's worst nightmare: Child abduction and abuse. I cannot imagine anything more horrific. It gripped me right from the start, and my heart was in my throat nearly the whole time! There are a few parts where I was even moved to tears.

The pace of the book moves along very quickly, and I was eagerly waiting to see what was going to happen next!

Sloanne Kelly has had a rough life and has worked hard for
Someone is abducting children from their cars whilst their parents are helping out at the scenes of emergencies. Their parents backs are turned just for a moment, but in that moment their child has gone.

Sloane comes back from New York to Aberdeen Maryland , where she has a good job at an interior designers. She comes to help support her friend Chloe and help find her Goddaughter Danni. Sloan enlists the help of her Godfather "Uncle Patty" who used to be a partner with her Dad in the NYPD. She al
Kept me interested. Read the whole book in one sitting. Had to find out who was that evil! Want my daughter to read it!
Where to start? I downloaded the sample from Amazon and was disappointed to have to force myself to finish the first chapter.

I stumbled while reading it, not only a few times, but often. There was more than one spelling error, the first of which I found on the very first page and subsequent pages were littered with them. Simple grammatical errors, obvious punctuation errors, missing words... Not to mention inconsistencies in the story itself. The speech of the teenage girl, Danni, was overly for
Don't even bother! In the first chapter alone there were multiple grammatical errors, punctuation errors and consistency errors
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CK Webb is the co-author of Cruelty To Innocents: The 9-1-1 Abductions & Collecting Innocents. She is one half of the duo who run the award winning WebbWeaver blog
CK is a contributor for Suspense Magazine and writes a monthly column for them. You can find her many days, promoting other authors on Facebook, Twitter or on her personal blog at CK i
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Other Books in the Series

The 911 Abductions (2 books)
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Collecting Innocents (The 911 Abductions, #2) Suspense Magazine September 2012 Suspense Magazine May 2012 Suspense Magazine December 2012 Suspense Magazine July 2011

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