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When eight-year-old Jennifer Follett doesn't return home from school one day, the rigidly ordered lives of Edmund and Caroline Follett - a power couple with an expensive house outside Albany, New York - are suddenly upended. First comes the waiting; next comes the dread; finally, they are forced to think the unthinkable, as a wayward twelve-year-old boy admits that he watc ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published June 8th 1998 by Delta
(first published June 1st 1997)
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Looking for a novel that takes a totally different approach to the abducted child, and subsequent police investigation? Look no further. In Blind Pursuit, Jones offers a sometimes quirky and shocking glimpse into the interior of the cops, the victim and the perpetrator's minds. How this novel never became a blockbuster best seller is beyond me. Find it and read it!
Aug 28, 2013 Sandi rated it really liked it · review of another edition
Even though this book was touted as a "literary thriller" and the plot featured a child abduction, neither of which I usually care for, this turned out to be a really intense and absorbing read. I was very impressed with the overall flow and especially the dialogue which, though it featured many sentence fragments, was particularly realistic seeming.
As eight-year-old Jennifer Follett sits on a bench at the foot of her family's driveway waiting for her schoolbus, a black sedan pulls up to the child and she gets in the willingly gets in the car. Just that quickly Jennifer vanishes although the scene was witnessed by a 12-year-old boy who was playing hookey from school. Jennifer's parents are summoned from their jobs in the city by the nanny and none of them have any idea who might have been in the black car. The police, working from the scant ...more