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4.13  ·  Rating details ·  218 ratings  ·  39 reviews
Eleven-year-old Danny Stone is brutally snatched from the street on his way home from school. He finds himself imprisoned in a semi-derelict building, alone, cold, hungry and terrified of what might happen to him. But in an unexpected turn of events he meets someone who will impact on the rest of his life. An unlikely friendship develops in the most difficult of ...more
Kindle Edition, 223 pages
Published August 28th 2017 by Primedia eLaunch
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Matt
Oct 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Matt by: Sapere Books
First and foremost, a large thank you to Gillian Jackson and Sapere Books for providing me with a copy of this publication, which allows me to provide you with an unbiased review.

Always ready to try a new author, I was pleased to have been contacted by the publisher with this Gillian Jackson book. While dealing with a sensitive topic like child abduction, Jackson pulls the reader in with her fast-paced writing and numerous plot twists. When Danny Stone is kidnapped on his way home from school,
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Nicki
Sep 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
They say that you don't appreciate something until it's gone,well Martha and Richard Stone are about to find out just how true the saying is when their eleven year old son Danny is snatched off the street and bundled into a white van whilst on his way home from school and they find themselves plunged into every parents worst living nightmare.

There was no witnesses and the police have no leads and no idea where Danny is or even if he is still alive. The mystery deepens when Danny's parents
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Linda Strong
Sep 28, 2019 rated it really liked it

A missing child is one of the most terrifying experience for any parent. Frightening to know your child is in the hands of a total stranger.

Danny Stone is an 11-year-old boy grabbed off the street as he walked home from school. He's driven away to an unknown destination. All Danny knows is that he is cold, and alone, and afraid.

The parents, Martha and Richard are living a nightmare. A ransom note is delivered asking for a substantial amount of money .. details to follow. Martha knows they have
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Stina
A sucker for missing child investigations, I was excited to snap up Gillian Jackson's SNATCHED. Of course, a missing child is one of the most terrifying experiences for any parent and that fear and tension felt by the parents is palpable within these pages.

The story begins with an opening Prologue in 1988 in which two young children are found abandoned in a derelict building, their parents nowhere to be found. There is little food in the cupboards and fridge, and the stench of urine and
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Romancereadingaddict
Oct 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book had my heart racing in a good way. The novel starts out explaining Danny an 11 year old boy who felt older as he was trusted by his parents to walk home from school. His mom Martha and Richard are working parents who usually leave Danny alone for an hour or two after he gets home from school. However, this routine changed one morning when Danny was looking at his phone and gets snatched. He gets thrown in the back of a van and realizes that he has been kidnapped.

This book tells you
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Jennifer (JC-S)
‘Danny loved his new school.’

Danny Stone is walking home from school one day when he is snatched off the street and bundled into a vehicle. Danny is eleven years old. Danny finds himself locked in a room in a semi-derelict building. He is alone, cold and hungry.

For Danny’s parents, Martha and Richard, this is a nightmare. Who has taken Danny and why? A ransom demand is made. Martha knows that they should be able to raise the money requested, and surely Danny will then be released. But the
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Vanessa Wild
Oct 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fast paced psychological thriller about Danny, a young boy, who is kidnapped, indeed ‘snatched’, as he is walking home from school and is kept held for ransom.

This story is told from the parents’, the child’s and the police’s points of view. I thought it showed the horror, shock and tension of all concerned very well, how feelings resonate at a time such as this. Danny is the star of the show, he copes admirably. It’s quite a rollercoaster of a ride and I flew through it fairly quickly. There
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Charlene
Snatched is a gripping story of a kidnapping - every parent’s worst nightmare. It illustrates the far reaching effects that such a traumatic event has on everybody involved, revealing secrets beyond the immediate crime itself. This novel is different from other similar stories in that the reader develops some sympathy with certain ‘secondary’ members of the kidnapping gang, who are really victims themselves. There are unforeseen twists in the tale which keep the reader guessing. Thanks to Sapere ...more
Julie Lacey
Oct 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a fast paced thriller that I really enjoyed.
Danny is kidnapped on his way home from school and his parents are desperate to get him back.
We get the story from his parent’s perspective but also from his as he comes to terms with being held against his will.
Danny makes a friend, but just wants to get home so tries to persuade Lewis to help him.
The kidnappers have asked for 300,000 in exchange for Danny, and his parents are doing all they can to get the money.
This is a gripping
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Joyce Stewart Reviews
Oct 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Author : Gillian Jackson
Snatched
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Publication date: September 28, 2019
How do you keep hope alive when your worst nightmare becomes reality? Eleven-year-old Danny Stone is brutally snatched from the street on his way home from school. He finds himself imprisoned in a semi-derelict building, alone, cold and terrified of what might happen to him.
Danny’s parents, Martha and Richard, are thrust into an unimaginable nightmare.
With their only child missing and a ransom demanded, they are
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Vanessa
Oct 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley-x
Snatched by Gillian Jackson was read in two sitting and I loved it. I was gripped from the first few pages and I wanted to find out what happened next to Danny Stone.

Parents worst nightmare is just about to begin............

Danny Stone is eleven years old and the only child of Martha and Richard. Whilst walking home from school Danny is brutally snatched from the streets. All that is left is his school rucksack on the pavement.
Danny finds himself imprisoned in an old semi-derelict building. He's
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Jill Burgin
Nov 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A young boy, Danny, is snatched on his way home. The story is told from the boys view, his parents view and the police view. It is a fast paced, gripping read and I can only imagine the horror for any parent to go through this ordeal. The writing is good, the plot is good and the story is really well told. The additional storylines alleviate the novel and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Jane Willis
Oct 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
The book starts with a flashback, of two very young, neglected children being taken into care. Once the book “proper” started, I kept wondering how and where the flashback came into the story, and on numerous occasions I calculated the likely ages of different characters to see if they could possibly be one of the children. It is a credit to the author that I was very surprised when the reveal eventually came.

Danny, a hard working, reliable eleven year old, is kidnapped on his way home from
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Shirley D
Oct 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A brilliant story of kidnap, heartache and the secrets that lie behind closed doors. At first, I thought this would be a fairly standard kidnap story that has been covered by many authors. But I was pleasantly surprised.

Danny, an eleven-year-old boy, is kidnapped on his way home from school. Locked in with his captors, Danny is faced with circumstances that are far beyond the comfortable life he’s led at home. Only a miracle could save him now.

Back at home, his parents are struggling to come to
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Helena C
Dec 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
First Gillian Jackson book I have read and it drew me in from the start. It centres around a missing boy Danny Stones whom we learn has been kidnapped on his way home from school. The parents are obviously frantic with worry. The demand ransom is pretty low in terms of their social standing and thats when the spotlight shines on where is the money? The father's "investments" and pro bono trips to London? Can the parent's relationship survive with hidden secrets? Who are the kidnappers and how ...more
Pat Simpson
Nov 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a story of a family in turmoil. Danny, an 11 year old boy, is kidnapped on his way home from school and taken to a remote farmhouse where the kidnapper‘s girlfriend and her son Lewis are left to guard him. Danny makes friends with Lewis as they are the same age but have totally different backgrounds. His distraught parents receive a ransom demand which the police are suspicious of as it is for quite a low amount of money and Danny’s mum can’t understand why her husband is struggling to ...more
Pat Pullum
Nov 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
An unimaginable nightmare - your young child is kidnapped! This is what Martha and Richard have to endure while they await the phone call to tell them what their child's abductors want. Finally they get the call and Martha is ready to go to the bank and withdraw the money, but Richard seems somewhat reluctant. When Martha sees their bank balance, she is shocked as there is nowhere near what should be in their account. They don't have enough to pay the kidnappers and Richard seems to have many ...more
Sarah Knight
Eleven year old Danny Stone is snatched from the street on his way home from school. The kidnappers demand 300,000 from his parents. Martha, his mother, runs her own recruitment business, while dad, Richard is a barrister. Desperate to get their child back, both parents are willing to pay, but there is a problem. Martha is sure with their healthy savings, the money will not be a problem to raise. Richard, however, knows differently and needs to explain why significant chunks of money have gone ...more
Ruth Matheson
Oct 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
First time reading this author and overall it was an enjoyable read. It tells the story of the abduction of Danny on his way home from school and the subsequent ransom demand. This eventually links up to other such kidnappings around the country which had never been solved although the children were all found alive albeit traumatized. The strength in the story is the personal feelings of the parents, grandparents, police and friends but moreover how Danny copes with his abduction when he finds ...more
Anne
Oct 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book I have read by this author and I enjoyed it as much as the first one (Abduction).

It began with an 11 year old boy, Danny, being kidnapped on his way home from school. Without giving anything away, the story covers the police investigation, how Danny copes while being held and the roller coaster of feelings, thoughts and emotions his parents experience during the investigation. Mostly likeable characters. Enjoyed reading of a brief return of a character from a previous
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Angie F
Oct 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I thought this was well written with some very strong characters, in particular a couple of the police officers around whom a whole series of novels could be written. I liked that the author showed that one person could display several different facets of human nature and without giving too much away I loved the relationship that was struck up between the two boys who came from very different backgrounds. Finally I'd really like to see more of Det Jack Priestley who featured in Abduction and had ...more
Kimberly
Oct 16, 2019 rated it liked it
Thank you to Sapere Books for providing a free digital ARC in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

I seem to be in the minority with my 3 star rating. While I didn't hate Snatched, I didn't love it either. It was slow to start and I had a problem even caring for Danny's parents. The book finally started picking up about halfway through and got a tad bit more interesting. Anyone that pays close attention to the books Prologue will have Snatched figured out 3/4ths of the way
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Kim Melbourne
Oct 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Danny is kidnapped on his way home from school. A ransom is made to his parents Martha and Richard. Raising the cash should not be a problem for the affluent couple. However Richard has been hiding a massive secret which has huge implications on the ability to raise the money.
Danny is held captive, however Lewis, the son of one of these people befriends Danny. We see a friendship develop which is suddenly broken by a tragic accident.
As the story unfolds we understand the implications of Richards
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Karen Goodwill 'Seddon'
Oct 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thanks for Sapere Book last for inviting me to review this book. Having read the prologue I pondered where the siblings fitted into the book

This book had me grubbed from start to finish - when a 11 year old boy is kidnapped on his way home from school the story really start to unfold. Parents relationship is explored and friendships firm in unusual circumstances

Excellent read and really well written

Thanks Gillian Jackson
BookstaRoom
Oct 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: book-list-2019
I just finished with Snatched and I must say - what a ride. First of all, i never recevied such a great e-copy of a book in here.
I loved how the story twists subjects and goes from kidnapping a kid to a totally different angle. Loved little Danny and annoyed with dad sometimes. He was giving me some strange chills sometimes.

I really enjoyed this one and i'm giving it a 4 stars.

Thank you NetGalley and Gillian Jackson for this advance readers copy.
Dawn
Oct 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
When eleven year old Danny is kidnapped on his way home from school, his parents are broken with agony. When a ransom demand arrives their world is rocked with trying to find the money. While Danny is being held is he in danger?

This was a good story with minimal police pov but mainly the parents and Danny which made a good change. I enjoyed this and would read more by the author. Thank you to netgalley and the publishers for this arc in exchange for my honest review.
sheila nugent
Nov 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great read, with the occasional twist it explains how traumatic events affect all involved. An insight into the possible results of shattered lives.

A great read, with the occasional twists, it explores how traumatic events affect all involved. An insight into the possible results of shattered lives.
Lisa Brookes
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thrilling read

Such an intriguing read which had me gripped from early on a compelling story with an ending that keeps you guessing and a heartfelt beautiful epilogue that sums up the amount of research needed to portray this storyline with the desired emotion and feeling brilliant
Jenn Brouwer
Oct 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book especially the addition of the curious friendship between Danny and Lewis. The author weaves a vivid story line about a child abduction, ransom demand and the unraveling of a families secrets. I did find the story a little dragged out and it could have packed more suspense in the storyline, or perhaps the tale could have been shortened slightly but overall it was a good read.
Pam Chantrell
Oct 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
A tightly written, well paced book which tells the story of Danny, a kidnapped boy, and his mum and dad, Martha and Richard. There are secrets galore as the parents try to raise the ransom money, the police try to figure out who did it, and the reader wonders why Danny was chosen. An enjoyable read that went faster than I'd expected.
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