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3.90  ·  Rating details ·  463 ratings  ·  119 reviews
Officer Brett Reed will do anything to gain custody of his five-year-old daughter, Quinn. But when the man-hating judge grants Brett’s drug-addicted ex-wife custody and slaps him with a protective order for losing his temper, he fears for Quinn’s safety. Who will protect her now?

When Quinn is found abandoned on the streets, Brett’s worse nightmares turn toward a dark path.
Paperback, 264 pages
Published July 30th 2013 by Random Publishing (first published July 18th 2013)
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Juliana Cobb
Jul 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Slow start for me, but once I got into it I couldn't put it down. I stayed up until 2am to finish it! The characters pulled me in and the storyline was amazing. ...more
Nada Sobhi
Aug 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing

Cache a Predator by Michelle Weidenbenner is a mystery novel dealing with injustice, loss, fear, love and psychology. Her mixing of the psychological element with mystery and crime adds to the richness of her novel.
Cache a Predator opens with a shocking scene, where an unknown person mutilates a dead man by cutting off his penis. This first part is narrated in the first person; and throughout the novel we get to see certain acts and scenes through the eyes of the mutilator; the “pecker-whacker”
Aug 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Cache a Predator by M. Wiedenbenner is a 2013 Random publishing release. I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Brett is a police officer, a father, and divorced. The court awarded his alcoholic and drug addicted ex-wife custody of his daughter based primarily on the age old adage about a child needing to be raised by their mother. Not in this case. When Brett gets a call from his six year old daughter, Quinn , saying she can't wake her mother up, he breaks the restr
Aug 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
The first few pages of this book had me really uneasy as we followed the deranged mind of a psychopath who is determined to channel Lorena Bobbitt on a rampage for justice. I wondered what I had gotten myself into. Despite my love for Dexter (both the books and the TV show) and Stephen King, I feared perhaps I had gotten myself in too deep. But, I held on through those first uncomfortable pages. They did their job - to suck you into the bizarre predatory mind, shock you with the crimes, and prov ...more
Eva Millien
Oct 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was caught up in the suspense of this book before I finished the first chapter.

The suspense builds throughout the book in a steady pace that keeps the reader intrigued. Brett is a detective on working a case where someone is mutilating sex offenders and then leaving the body parts to be found in a game and then the edge of your seat suspense builds even more when his daughter is taken by the person committing the crimes.

The author has created an emotional and engaging plot with captivating ch
Jamie Gibson
Jul 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I won an advanced copy of this book and I am honored to be on of the first to get to read and review!! Cache the Predator was imaginative, unique, and creatively written. I found myself wondering why they should catch the criminal at was not like he was doing a bad deed plus he was not killing his victims..I am not going to spoil the book...anyways...the author has definitely done her research. She was so descriptive and detailed in each sentence of her book that I couldn't possibly sit ...more
Jul 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing

Wow! Michelle Weidenbenner knows how to write. The debut novel for this established blogger is definitely a winner.

The book starts as a predator readies for the first attack and if you like a good suspense thriller you are instantly hooked. You buckle your seatbelt because you know you’re in for a thrill ride. It’s also when you learn how and why the predator is damaged and driven.

When a couple taking part in a geo-caching game find the box they have been lead to by following the coordinates on
Jeannette Watt
Aug 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Cache a Predator is a crime thriller about a young cop dad's love for his five-year-old daughter and a vigilante who targets registered pedophiles. Despite the graphic details (and language), I cried through the entire book.
The story speaks of the types of emotions any abuse survivor has felt at one time or another. Sexual abuse isn't pretty and it leaves scars no matter how strong your faith is. That is the point driven home throughout this entire read. It is beautifully written and meticulousl
Jennifer Laube
Jul 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
*I was given a copy of this book in exchange of my honest opinion. I do not profit or benefit from this in any way.

Cache a predator is a story about Brett, a police officer who loses custody of his five year old daughter Quinn and is fighting desperately to get her back. . At the same time, a psychopath is running amuck, a psychopath who targets convicted child predators, who then removes a body part & places the part in a geocache site for unassuming people to find. But when Quinn is found wan
Aug 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was hooked from the first few pages. Thrillers have got to be my favorite genre! I love all the suspense and sometimes crrokedness that comes along with the characters. I love characters to be deep and to have a real hold on my emotions, whether good or bad, in a novel. I was really impressed with Cache A Predator for just that reason. I was sucked right in! All the detailing in the novel let me know that the author took a lot of time to research what she was writing about. The more detail, th ...more
Bonnie Vause
Jan 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book is “thought provoking” as it takes the reader to probe into the mind of a perpetrator. This setting is a small community where there isn’t a long history of crimes, especially a crime which the criminal has set out to abolish, torment male pedophiles. The game of geocaching is new to most serving in the police dept. Michelle Weidenbenner has no doubt thought out the story plot and developed strong characters that the reader is trying to figure out ~ “Could that person do such a crime?” ...more
Aug 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wow just Wow, This Author knows how to write, at first I had a hard time reading it, I almost lay it away but I promised a review so I read on.
I did not regret that decision what a great thriller, the character felt so real.
My Husband and I love Geo-caching and just the idea to find that kind of cache is frightening. Detective Brett Reed is fighting his alcoholic drug addicted ex-wife who has sole custody of his young daughter Quinn. Things get worse when his ex wife gets killed in a accident,
Sophie Bristow Harris
Feb 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was recommended "Cache A Predator" by a good friend of mine, she knows my taste in books so well - this was no exception, I loved it!

The suspense started right from the beginning and gripped me by the collar and didn't let go for a single moment.

I loved the authors style of writing, which flowed with complete ease.

Great characters and the author kept me guessing till quite late on in the book to who the perpetrator was.

I'd never heard of Geocaching before and it intrigued me to look it up on t
Michele Mathews
Jul 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
One of my favorite genres is suspense/thriller, and this novel is in that genre. While the novel kept me on my toes wanting to read more and see what happened next, I was a bit floored about the "mystery." I wasn't expecting that, but yet I kept reading. I even started trying to figure out who did it, but didn't really figure it out until toward the end. I felt like Michelle did her research and knew about geocaching, which I have learned about from my brother and his wife. Michelle even underst ...more
Sep 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I wondered why the CACHE and found out that the story line included Geocaching. I had heard of this outdoor treasure hunt that attracts millions of people around the world but have never read a book that involves this game. This book held my interest from the beginning to the end. The characters are believable and keep your interest. I also liked the fact that she wove people praying for other people and their problems into this book. How many books do that anymore? There wasn't vulgar language ...more
Dec 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I couldn't believe that this was this authors very first book! If you like a suspense thriller, you will most definitely love this one.
I read half of this book in one evening, then picked it up again the next day as soon as I could.

Its a great thought out plot, motive and reasons.

The characters in this story are so real.

Brett was such a great father to Quinn, she came first.

There is so much to this story you won't be able to put it down.
It brought tears to my eyes on several occasions.

**I recei
Paul St.Germain
Jul 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book had me from the 1st chapter...a suspenseful who done it mystery that kept me guessing right until the end of the book...I didn't want it to end. ...more
Sep 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kept my interest.

this is a good book that doesn't have a lot of foul language just good clean mystery. would recommend to friends.
Sep 20, 2013 rated it liked it
Officer Brett Reed just can’t catch a break. First, a man-hating judge grants custody of Brett’s 5-year old daughter Quinn to her drug-addicted alcoholic mother (Ali), grants Ali a protective order and orders Brett to complete anger-management courses after he loses his temper over the custody ruling. Then, after Quinn is found wandering alone through the streets, she is placed in a temporary foster home for a few days while Child Protective Services (CPS) completes their assessment of Ali and B ...more
J. Core
Jul 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Police Detective Brett Reed had not been having a good year. After divorcing his drug addicted wife, Ali, in an attempt to keep his five year-old daughter, Quinn, safe from Ali’s negligence; a judge had believed Ali’s claims of abuse and had granted her custody of - not only Quinn - but the dog, the house; and there was now a protection order that made it even more difficult for Brett to assure Quinn’s safety. To make matters even worse, there were now fabricated rumors that Brett had possibly s ...more
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Sharon Martin
Nov 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What a book!! This will bring out your deepest thoughts, stirring them up and making your heart burst. It will open your eyes to the dark world that many people suffer from whether it be alcohol / drug abuse, child abuse, mental illness and more. On top of which comes the most cutest, loveable little girl, Quinn and her loving father Brett, who will melt your heart.

There's a predator on the loose with one mission on his mind - to rid the local area of pedophiles, to keep the children in the area
Dec 09, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a debut novel that really packs a punch and grips you from the first chapter.

With a vigilante targeting paedophiles, child abuse, kidnapping and addictions this isn't really a novel for the faint-hearted (although there is a hint of romance!).

Brett Reed is trying to deal with a drug/alcohol addicted ex-wife who somehow manages to have custody of their young daughter, whilst investigating the maiming of men within the county who are having their most precious assets dismembered and placed
Beth Browne
Oct 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
I don’t like thrillers and would not normally read a book with the word “predator” in the title, but I was easily seduced by a plea from a first-time author and the offer of a free book. Luckily, I happened to see a comment form a reader on Facebook that this book was not all it seems at the outset and I found that to be true.

The hook is set in the first pages, which include some horrific violence from the perspective of an obviously mentally disturbed individual. What follows is the heart-rendi
Jul 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery
Full of suspense and moments that will pull at any parents heart strings. I laughed, I cried, I could not stop reading.

Officer Reed is a cop and dad who has been failed by the justice system. When divorcing his addicted wife Ali the courts give custody to their daughter Quin to mom and put an order of protection against him . Reeled in right away you just won't want to put Cache a Predator down.

Quinn is taken from her Moms custody and placed with a foster family. Brett is doing everything in
Danelle  @ Our-Wolves-Den
May 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What caught my eye first about this novel was the title. Our family are slightly obsessed with Geocaching, the kids adore it. What I wasn’t expecting was the obsession the novel became to finish it.

The story has a little bit of everything, a divorced couple that doesn’t think the other can properly care for their child, a murderer that disassembles bodies and hides them in geocaching locations. Which honestly, gives me reason to pause the next time we all head out on our adventures in caching. W
Mar 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-read-2014
I received a free copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.

Police Officer Brett Reed had been fighting to get custody of his 5 year old daughter Quinn. Instead his drug and alcohol addicted ex-wife gets full custody. Her behavior causes Quinn to be found wandering in her pajamas, blocks from home, looking for her dog Max. As if Brett didn’t have enough stress, now there’s a person maiming pedophiles and leaving their appendages in geocaching sites. He needs to find the criminal befor
Emma Bull
Aug 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: giveaway-wins

It's very rare to find a book that makes you feel real emotion for the characters, but this one did just that. Officer Brett Reed is fighting for custody of his daughter from his drunk ex-wife. She is left wandering the streets one day and us ramen into protective custody and put in a foster home. At the same time a "whacker" is going around and cutting off parts of sex offenders and putting them in geocaches. The two plots weave together and as a reader y
Marla Bradeen
Aug 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads, mystery
Weidenbenner deftly weaves a unique storyline with believable characters to illuminate a social problem that is, unfortunately, all too prevalent in the United States.

Cache a Predator starts off strong and doesn't let up. The story is well developed and imaginative, moving at a good pace and maintaining my interest through the end. The characters drive the story, and I found their motives, emotions, and actions to be wholly believable.

Within the fictional story that unfolds, Weidenbenner address
Julie Baswell
Nov 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
To police officer Brett Reed, his daughter Quinn is his whole world. After losing custody to Ali, his alcoholic ex-wife, and ordered to take anger management class, his hands are tied as to what else he can do to protect his daughter. When Quinn is found roaming the street alone, child protective services place her in a foster home. While Brett tries to clear his reputation and gain custody, Ali spirals further out of control. In the meantime, Quinn is kidnapped by a perpetrator who is mutilatin ...more
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Michelle is a fulltime employee of God’s kingdom, writing and encouraging writers every day. She’s often a sucker for emotional stories, her sensitive side fueling the passion for her character’s plights, often giving her the ability to show readers the “other” side of the story.

She is also the mother of a recovering addict, which motivated her to start a Mighty Mom Movement for moms who want to

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