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The Abduction by John Grisham
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Feb 16, 2012

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bookshelves: mystery, realistic, series, ya, legal, soaring-eagle-12-13-nominee

Theo's friend, April Finnemore, disappears from her house in the middle of the night. The evidence in her disappearance suggests that she was taken rather than running away. There was no forced entry and so it is believed that she left with someone she knew. It didn't appear she had time to pack. And most disturbing, a distant relative, who April had been exchanging letters with, has recently broken out of a California prison and was spotted on a security camera in town.

Theo is questioned by the police, as he was the last person to communicate with her. Theo knows another piece of the puzzle, one he isn't sharing with the police. April had been home alone for the past few nights and was scared. So scared that she had locked doors and windows as well as shoved chairs under door handles. Her father is out on tour with his middle-aged rock band and her mother was on drugs and not home.

When the escaped convict is captured, he refuses to talk. And it isn't long before something is found. Something that suggests April might not be alright. But are the police looking in the right places or are they hitting a dead end. Will Theo Boone be able to help find his friend before it's too late?

Why I picked up the book: I usually don't make time to read sequels, especially because my to-read pile is a mountain, but I just finished the first book for the 2nd time and had to find out what would happen next. He gave enough background that if you haven't read the first book, you wouldn't have felt like you missed anything.

Why I finished it: Just like with the first book, or any John Grisham title, you get sucked in.

I'd give it to: fans of James Patterson. Teen guys looking for a fast-paced novel without a whole lot of mushy feeling stuff.

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