Child's Play
Deborah Wallis
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Child's Play

3.89 of 5 stars 3.89  ·  rating details  ·  9 ratings  ·  3 reviews

Eight-year-old Garrett Morrow disappears from a class field trip in New Bern, North Carolina. Within days, his body is found and seven-year-old Tyler Sullivan vanishes from Beaufort, South Carolina

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Published July 1st 2011 by McBryde Publishing, LLC (first published June 9th 2011)
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Sally Bennett
The underlying plot, dealing with the kidnapping and sale of young boys for criminal profit, is both intriguing and disturbing. When Abby Weaver inserts herself into a kidnapping case (largely because the kidnapped boy resembles her own), she seems little more than a concerned neighbor trying to help other parents. Soon the action begins to affect her and her family as the interconnections among the people around her are revealed.

Most of the novel’s suspense comes from the multiple levels of ant...more
Child’s Play deals with the selling and exploitation and selling of young boys to pedophiles. With that said, journalist Abby Weaver’s son resembles two boys that disappeared and she fears that he is next. She gets involved with the case so much that it affects her relationships and herself.

This was a suspenseful novel to a degree and the characters were interesting enough, but it didn’t hold up throughout and sometimes I caught myself losing interest. Yes, there is some editorial and grammatic...more
Child's Play was your standard crime mystery novel, an easy read that wasn't the most well written. It was entertaining enough for a mindless read, but the characters were fairly vanilla and the "villians" weren't difficult to figure out fairly quickly. Perhaps with another round of editing for character development, this book could have been much better. All that to say, if you're looking for a quick and mindless "beach read," this is a decent choice.

(I received a complimentary copy of this boo...more
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