Kieran Delaney's Reviews > The Abduction
by Mark Gimenez
At least twice Shelley looked at me funny whilst I was reading - I was grinning like an idiot as the family rapidly discover and punish the bad guys. Over the course of the book I got absolutely involved rooting for the family from start to finish. I've not read a story so affecting for a while, whilst Blaze made me root for the bad guy I always knew it would end badly - here I had hope and confidence that they could do what needed to be done.
I can't really think of anything in this novel that was negative - being ultra picky there was a slight feeling of "trying to hard" when there was some 1337 5P34K email messages read and decoded, but i just read that and thought "as if real geeks wrote emails like that - silly stereotypes". And thats being picky, it all happened on one page (which out of nearly 500 aint a bad ratio).
The crowning glory of this book though is the ending. Its perfect. It ends how it needs to end. It's restrained but eager, well paced and well plotted. The climax is missing important details as its told from multiple points of view - these leak in the closing chapters as the characters take stock, and for once I was glued to the very last page.