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A gripping, action-packed short story available only as an eBook—from a master of character, crime, and urgent suspense. Will Trent, a dedicated agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation for fifteen years, knows that there’s definitely such a thing as a cop’s intuition. Which is why he should have listened to his own.  While in an airport restroom at Atlanta’s HartsfiA gripping, action-packed short story available only as an eBook—from a master of character, crime, and urgent suspense. Will Trent, a dedicated agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation for fifteen years, knows that there’s definitely such a thing as a cop’s intuition. Which is why he should have listened to his own.  While in an airport restroom at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International, Will overhears a girl’s pleading, plaintive voice: “Please, I wanna go home.” Something isn’t right here, thinks Will. He feels it in his gut. But he waits too long to act, and now the girl and the anxious, angry man she’s with have disappeared into the crowds at the busiest passenger airport in the world.  After a desperate search and with time running out, Will makes a call to his supervisor, Amanda Wagner. Will’s partner, Faith Mitchell, immediately sends out an abducted child alert. The entire airport will soon be grinding to a halt: Almost 100 million passengers a year. Five runways. Seven concourses. Six million square feet of space that sprawled across two counties, three cities, and five jurisdictions. All shut down on a dime because Will has a hunch that he is certain is true: a girl, maybe six or seven years old, has been snatched from God knows where. And he intends to bring her back—no matter what it takes. Includes an exclusive excerpt from Karin Slaughter’s thrilling new novel of suspense, Criminal. PRAISE FOR THE CRIME FICTION OF KARIN SLAUGHTER  “Karin Slaughter is one of the best crime novelists in America.”—The Washington Post  “Crime fiction at its finest.”—Michael Connelly “An absolute master.”—Chicago Tribune “Slaughter writes with a razor. . . . Better than Cornwell can ever hope to be.”—The Plain Dealer “Slaughter will have you on the edge of your seat.”—Seattle Post-Intelligencer “One of the boldest thriller writers working today.”—Tess Gerritsen  “Move over, Catherine Coulter—Slaughter may be today’s top female suspense writer.”—Library Journal (starred review)...

Title : Snatched
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ISBN : 13635342
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Number of Pages : 73 Pages
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Snatched Reviews

  • Selene
    2018-12-09 16:13

    Okay, so I'll admit that my heart was in my throat while reading this story!Written in third-person with a singular POV, it centered around Special Agent Will Trent's thrilling adventure and investigative search into finding a missing girl who was last spotted at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. ▲ This short story is part of an eight-book series that I haven't read, but it was easy to latch on to the characters and enjoy the ride. Looking forward to reading more from this author!

  • *TANYA*
    2018-12-09 00:41

    4.5 stars. Although this was a short read, it was still very intense.

  • Jonetta
    2018-11-18 16:31

    GBI Special Agent Will Trent did something to annoy his boss so he's relegated to monitoring the toilets at the Atlanta airport to trap potential sexual predators. What he inadvertently stumbles upon is a possible child abduction.It may be short but it is riveting. Will races against time to find the little girl whose face he can never forget as he beats himself up for ignoring his first instincts. I enjoyed following him and the team of agents working the situation. There's no fluff or filler and this story moves.Narrated by Kathleen Early, this was another fine performance and well crafted story in the series. Haven't read a "miss" yet.

  • ♥Rachel♥
    2018-11-27 18:12

    It's scary how some people have no regard or compassion for children. This novella is frightening, because I'm sure it happens more than we know. Will is on airport duty looking for sex offenders in the bathrooms. I guess this is a thing? Men go to airport bathrooms in search of a random hookup? I've never noticed this happening in women's bathrooms, and I fly pretty frequently, but maybe it this is common for men. Who knows. This wouldn't be a problem if said hookup didn't happen when anyone, including kids, can walk in on this going down. As Will is waiting in a men's bathroom stall a man comes in with a little girl and has her use the restroom. This could be a father taking his daughter to the bathroom, but Will's instincts scream this girl is in trouble, and he acts quickly. But is it quick enough to save little girl? I think it's a good thing to listen to a gut feeling. Usually, IMO, it's our subconscious picking up on subtle clues, something like body language, alerting us that something isn't right and I truly believe in heeding those warnings. Amanda and Faith play a part in the investigation. Love that Amanda can get things done in situations like this. No one says no to Amanda. If they do, they live to regret it for sure!This was a short, but satisfying on-the-edge-of-your-seat kind of mystery/thriller that wrapped up quite nicely. Glad I didn't just skip to the next full-length Will Trent book. Onto the next one, and I'm sorry to say there aren't very many left to go in this series. Ack!

  • MarnieKrüger
    2018-12-05 22:16

    Another action packed read!Slaughter knows how to capture your attention and hold it so tight you forget to breath at times.I can't find if this short story is connected to the next book in the series or not, so I just went with it.It is after all Karin Slaughter, one of my top authors.Snatched is exactly what the title suggest. And Slaughter used it to show us how Will's mind works and of cause to teach us a bit about the Levi’s Call. As always I couldn't get enough.

  • Mo
    2018-11-22 16:27

    Will has pissed Amanda off ... again ... He is on "toilet duty" at Atlanta airport. He hears the voice of a young girl. Something is not right but Will gets there too late.Honestly, I didn't get this book. I mean it is not really a progression from the previous books. It is like a filler that Slaughter threw out there to make a bit of money before the release of Criminal.Of course Will is in it so I am not complaining but I hadn't read it, I wouldn't have missed much. Anyway, onwards and upwards to start the next book ...

  • Gary
    2018-12-03 17:19

    Book (Novella) 5.5 in the Will Trent series by Karin Slaughter. I enjoy this series and decided to read this novella which is only available as an eBook. I have to be honest I am not a big fan of short stories as they often lack depth and are just a little too convenient but this book was a decent read perhaps helped by the fact I was already familiar with some of the characters. Plenty of action and full of suspense that keeps the pages turning rapidly. A decent novel by an excellent author that made me want to read some of her other books.

  • Freda Malone
    2018-11-21 18:12

    This short story has many good things about it. My favorite being that Angie wasn't in it and Will Trent, the smart man that he is, saves a little girl. If I were ever a little girl lost, I'd want Trent to save me.

  • Jean
    2018-12-03 17:36

    Karin Slaughter. Will Trent. Need I say more? Probably not, but here goes. Snatched is labeled as number 5.5 in the Will Trent Series. Previously available only as an e-short story, I read it as a print supplement to a paperback version of number six, Criminal. GBI Special Agent Will Trent is whiling away the hours playing Minesweeper on his cell phone in one of many men’s restrooms at the Atlanta airport as he sits as bait during his not-so-special assignment for a hair-length regulations infraction. (Honestly? You have to read Criminal to see what that is really all about.) Suddenly, it is not his “gaydar” alerting him but his cop’s instinct when he hears a little girl’s voice in the next stall. “Please, I wanna go home.” Suddenly, his boredom is replaced by alarm and tension.Erring on the side of caution – it could be a weary father or stepfather losing patience or some other plausible explanation – Will decides to follow rather than intervene. He does have the wherewithal to borrow a phone (having run down his battery), snap a photo, and send it off to his partner. He decides to follow his gut. As he gives chase, he loses sight of the man and the girl. The airport is shut down, but where is the girl?The rapid pacing of this story is terrific. I got a sense of urgency that Will and the other agents feel as they pummel the suspect with questions and pool all their resources to track down his accomplices to locate the child. I felt the fear that the girl Abigail feels as she is yanked around by the stranger. There are no graphic images in this story, but the scenes in Snatched ring true in their grim portrayal of child abduction and exploitation. The ending is unlike most of Ms. Slaughter’s works. I highly recommend this short story for a quick burst of satisfaction.Karin Slaughter. Will Trent. Snatched. In a word: Intense.5 stars

  • Robin
    2018-12-05 17:11

    As punishment for not keeping his hair regulation length, Georgia Bureau of Investigations Special Agent Will Trent is stuck in an Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport restroom looking for illicit sexual activity. Bored and ready for a break, a small voice coming from the next stall catches his attention. It is a little girl saying she wants to go home. The man with her is in no mood to listen. Is he her father? Her Grandfather? Will's intuition tells him something is wrong as he follows them through the busy airport. But in the crowd of commuters, Will loses sight of them. Will his hesitation cost the girl her life?This is a novella in Karin Slaughter's Will Trent series. I usually don't care for short stories, but this one was fast paced and well written. I highly recommend this story. My rating: 4.5 Stars.

  • Brenda
    2018-11-22 16:35

    Agent Will Trent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was on “restroom duty” at the biggest and busiest airport terminal in the world; he found himself bored enough to have run his phone battery almost flat playing Minesweeper. But when he heard the door open and a plaintive little voice saying she wanted to go home, Will’s cop antennae immediately spiked. Something was very wrong…Suspecting the worst, Will followed the man and the little girl, while all the while arguing with himself that it might be perfectly innocent. But the angry, impatient man’s demeanour kept Will following him – until suddenly they vanished from sight. Frantically Will looked around – where could they be? Rushing to contact his superiors and setting the closing down of the airport in motion, Will was racked with guilt. He was desperate to locate the little girl – would they be able to find her before it was too late?This short story was full of fast paced action and tension. A very quick read but gripping from start to finish. Karin Slaughter is a great writer; her work is always intense and full-on, plus thoroughly enjoyable. Highly recommended.

  • Kim
    2018-11-23 23:16

    I didn't know about this novella* until very recently, when I read and reviewed Karin Slaughter's latest novel, Criminal. It's described as #6 in Slaughter's Will Trent series, although given its length and its tangential relationship to the rest of the series, it would probably be more accurate to think of it as #5.5. The action takes place over a day, at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport, where Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent Will Trent has been given an unpleasant assignment, supposedly for defying his boss. He becomes convinced that a child has been abducted and from that moment the hunt is on for the child and the perpetrator. The work is a good example of Karin Slaughter's skill. While very short (readers should know that about 40% of the e-book consists of an extract from Criminal), it's tightly plotted and suspenseful. All in all, this is a welcome gift for fans of the Will Trent series. In addition, it's not a bad way for readers to find out if they like Karin Slaughter's writing. If they do, it would probably be best to start with Triptych.***More of a long short story, really.**I'm sure that some readers would recommend going back to the very beginning with Blindsighted, the first book in Slaughter's earlier (but related) Grant County series.

  • Jim
    2018-12-04 23:12

    Karin Slaughter's novella "Snatched" hooked me immediately, for two reasons: (1) Georgia Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Will Trent was possibly witnessing an attempted child abduction, and (2) The events of the story took place in Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, my home town airport where I've been dozens of times in my life, either flying or meeting people.Will Trent wouldn't have been stuck policing the airport restrooms looking for illicit sexual activities if he had kept his hair at regulation length to abide with GBI regulations. Unlucky punishment for him, but lucky for the child in the next stall with a man who could be abducting her. Unfortunately for both of them, Will's hesitation and a dead cell phone let the man carry the girl off.Could Will find them amidst the hordes of travelers in the airport? The desperate attempts by the GBI and the Atlanta Police to find the man and the girl made for a fast-paced suspenseful story that I had to finish in a single sitting. And always in the background was the sickening fear that the police would be too late to save the child.Without giving away the ending, I have to say that the author came up with a dandy finish, totally unexpected but very clever and logical.I don't doubt that the story, while fiction, could likely be based on real-world abduction cases. In the story, Will Trent expressed a belief that child molesters like the one portrayed in the story deserve the death penalty. I think many people share his opinion.The novella also includes an excerpt from Ms. Slaughter's novel Criminal.

  • Claude
    2018-11-28 17:32

    Much too short, of course, as it's a novella. But otherwise perfect

  • Donna
    2018-11-29 21:15

    This novella by Karin Slaughter has restored my faith in the little e-books that a number of popular authors have been writing. Because after reading Second Son by Lee Child and The Seventh Month by Lisa Gardner, I was reluctant to plunk down my $1.99. Not that it was a financial risk to order up Snatched, but it was a risk in my being disappointed in yet another of my favorite authors. I need not have worried. Snatched is a great little story that draws the reader in from the first page, ratcheting up the tension a notch with each subsequent page. I am a big fan of Ms. Slaughter's series featuring Will Trent, an agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. He is not your typical hero in the criminal mystery genre. He struggles with dyslexia and a myriad of insecurities, but he is a smart man and gets the job done. In Snatched, he has been assigned to bathroom duty in one of the busiest airports in the nation. His job is to catch people having illicit sex in this public venue. Why would such a talented agent be assigned to such a duty? He is being punished by his boss. For what, I won't tell you, as I don't want to spoil anything. But in one of the stalls, he overhears a young girl pleading to go home to the man she is with. The man ignores her wishes and treats her roughly. Will Trent has a decision to make. Is this just a tired father dealing with a whiny child? Or is something afoot, something sinister and criminal in nature? By the time Will decides it is the latter, the man and child have disappeared. What follows is a tense search and a race against the clock. I could not help feeling sorry, not only for the child, but for Will Trent as he berates himself for not doing something sooner when he had the chance, when the child was within reach. I wanted the child found as much for Will's sake as for hers. It would help if you have read the series in order to know some of the back story for Will and his boss, Amanda, but it is not necessary. The author has included a look at her next novel Criminal, which I have read will fill in some of the missing blanks in these characters' lives. I can't wait to read it, but in the meantime, I was glad to have gotten my Will Trent fix by reading Snatched, tiding me over until Criminal is released.

  • Donna
    2018-11-20 18:20

    This ebook novella by Karin Slaughter is helping to curb my reluctance in reading such additions. The presence of novellas can particularly be felt in many popular series. This series (Will Trent series) is no different. I have usually dodged such novellas but I can't really say why. I think I look at them like they are just a bump in the road that can easily be avoided.I really liked this one though. It was long enough to tell the whole story, yet short enough to squeeze into an hour or so. Actually I think I liked this little novella more than some of her full length novels. She usually includes such horrific violence towards women and she includes such details on the whole thing. It makes me cringe, but this one wasn't that. It was a kidnapping story and it was creatively done.

  • Sandra ~ ♥ Cross My Heart ♥
    2018-11-30 00:18

    Short read but pure Karin Slaughter!! Will is on toilet duty . . .yes, toilet duty! Obviously, he fell out of favor with his boss, Amanda. He's in a stall in a public restroom in the airport when he hears a small voice in the next stall say, "I want to go home." The hairs on the back of Will's neck stand up. A man drags the little girl out of the restroom and Will follows. Is this man her father? Her step-father? Will's gut is screaming at him that something's not right. As I said, this is a short one, but it's as intense as Slaughter's full-length books. My only regret is that there wasn't more. Another Must Read!

  • Kris - My Novelesque Life
    2018-11-27 19:39

    4 STARS Will Trent is on a sting operation when he spots something amiss between a little girl and man. Thinking that this could be an abduction Will goes with his instinct and runs after the man. As he chases him through the airport Will calls in help from Atlanta Team.I really liked this novella - and not just because of Will Trent but - because there was so much Slaughter's action packed into this small prose. I, of course, wanted more but felt that the story came to a good ending

  • Elvan
    2018-12-01 00:23

    Best novella I've read in a while. If this scene at the airport was cuttings on the floor from her novel Criminal then I am grateful someone convinced her to publish these scenes as a short book. I really enjoyed the pace, the dialogue and the usual doubts. Great read.

  • Kim Howard
    2018-11-27 20:28

    This is my first sampling of Karin Slaughter and I liked it. For a short story, it grabs you right away and keeps a fast pace. Not knowing any of the characters, I was still engaged with what they were doing. I'm ready to start Triptych! Hurry up library!

  • Chris
    2018-11-16 22:15

    What would you do if you got a funny feeling when you see a child with an adult and you are not sure if they are related. This is what happens to Will Trent. Great short story.

  • catje vdw
    2018-11-26 17:17

    klein maar fijn, een aanrader

  • Paula Dembeck
    2018-12-08 18:38

    This is a short novella, a long short story that only came out in the ebook and audiobook format. In the sequence of novels in the Will Trent Series, its comes after “Fallen” (number 5) and before “Criminal” (number 6) with some calling it 5.5. I am not completely sold by the novella format as part of a series, however, for those patiently waiting for Slaughter to produce her next book, it does give her readers something to pick up while they wait. The advantage to Slaughter is that many of her readers will be familiar with the characters, allowing her more time and space to develop her story. At the same time, it is not an integral part of the series, as it does not push that ongoing narrative forward. Instead it gives details of a self-contained event that occurred between the timeline of the two books. This offering can also clearly be read as a standalone and some will simply enjoy it as such. The novella in a series is a format I am still learning to appreciate and I do not believe I would have enjoyed this as much as I did without already been very familiar with the characters. Will Trent is being punished by Amanda Wagner, not surprising as she is constantly pulling his chain in one way or another. This time it is because he has not had his hair trimmed to the regulation length required by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Will has delayed his trip to the barber because he knows Sara loves his hair a little long and he is anxious to please her. But Amanda has her ways, disciplining Will by assigning him the dreaded “toilet duty” at the Atlanta airport, monitoring for perps bent on hooking up for sexual pleasure. Will has been at this for two weeks now and is bored out of his mind, hidden in a toilet stall and passing the time playing Minesweepers on his phone. When he overhears a conversation between a young girl and a man in the next stall, his ears pick up. The man sounds irritated and angry while she pleads with him that she just wants to go home. Will’s gut sounds the alarm, but he is not sure if this is just a tired, harassed father trying to deal with a whiny child and get her home or if it is something else. He decides to take a closer look and unless there is something more suspicious, he will just let them go on their way. Apart from the harried, rushed and slightly irritated approach to the young girl, Will does not note any other behavior that gives him grounds to do something further but his instinct keeps telling him this fragile looking little girl may be in trouble. He decides to follow them as they exit the washroom but the two quickly disappear and Will loses sight of them. As he searches frantically, he becomes more convinced that something is not right, all the while beating himself up that he did not take action sooner. But with nothing really to go on it was not an easy decision.What follows leads Will on an intense manhunt for the man and the young girl as he chases them through the huge airport. He calls in Amanda, Faith and a huge number of local authorities and they try to use the cameras to chase the pair down. The exits are closed and the airport completely shut down but the place is large and there are gates, pillars, posts, tiered parking spaces and people that complicate matters and makes things more difficult. Will works hard, pushed forward by the fact he did not act more quickly. If anyone knows what may happen to a young girl kidnapped by a horrible predator, he does. Readers as well harbor thoughts in the back of their head as they race through the narrative, plagued by sickening thoughts of what may happen if they don’t find her. The story takes place over a single day with fast action, a tight suspenseful plot and a stripped down narrative free of extraneous detail. It can be read in one sitting and in that way gives the reader a short burst of enjoyment on a lengthy plane ride or a rainy afternoon. I still prefer Slaughter’s novels, but I can see how the novellas which are becoming more popular, fill a particular need especially for those with busy lives.And oh yes by the way, readers will soon understand the entire issue of Will’s hair which is addressed in “Criminal” the next novel in the series. And you must give Slaughter kudos for this small bit of humor.

  • Sookie Cullen
    2018-11-12 21:24

    LOVE LOVE LOVE Karin Slaughter!She has done it again!

  • Tonya Coleman
    2018-12-07 20:21

    This was a great novella! It kept me interested and I really like Will.

  • Natasha
    2018-12-12 00:30

    not bad for a novella. Karin Slaughter is one of my favorite authors. Although it was short, it still gripped me.

  • Karima chermiti
    2018-11-20 21:12

    Last year, I was lucky enough to discover the Will Trent series written by the amazing Karin Slaughter and I loved it so much that I read the entire eight books in a matter of a month, I think. But now, I kind of regret my decision because I should’ve savored them more so the wait for another book won’t be an agony. So when this novella became available to me, I couldn’t help myself; I had to read it.The story is about Will Trent trying to find a kidnapped little girl, Abigail who was last seen in an airport restroom at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International. The story is the manifestation of every parent’s worst nightmare and it was written brilliantly to portray that panic. It was suspenseful, tense and addictive. You won’t be able to put it down for a minute. The growing sense of desperation and fear was tangible, authentic and quite scary. you’ll want to jump inside the story, save the child and return her safe to her home because you’ll care deep in your bones and that caring will make you bite your nails in anticipation, sit at the edge of your seat in fear and try to calm your heart beating in vain.

  • Elizabeth Moffat
    2018-12-01 00:34

    I saw this short story on offer for Kindle and "snatched" it up, being a big fan of Karin Slaughter's work. I enjoyed the fact that the story itself involves Will Trent, a returning and very intriguing and likeable character in her popular series that began with the novel Triptych. It begins with Will sitting rather miserably in an airport toilet cubicle. He has been assigned toilet duty to apprehend any men meeting up there for (ahem) a good time because he has refused to cut his hair, orders of his boss, Amanda Wagner, a scary woman at the best of times. Instead of randy men however, something quite different walks into the restrooms. It is a man with a small girl wanting to use the bathroom but she is obviously terrified and pleads to go home. Everything about the situation screams that something is wrong to Will, but he is loath to approach the man, in case it is a perfectly innocent situation. Will's cop senses start tingling further though when he follows the man and realises that he is wearing a disguise, in the form of a very bad wig and sunglasses. Will manages to get a photo of the little girl and sends it to his partner Faith Mitchell, who immediately starts processes to lock down the airport but unfortunately Will waits too long to make his move, manages to catch the perp, but the girl has disappeared. The rest of the story involves the desperate interrogation of the perp, as time is running out to find the little girl and return her to her mother.This is a great little story that is just the right length with perfect pacing, written in the author's classic style. Will Trent is probably my favourite character of Slaughter's and I enjoyed reading about him on a mini-mission, in a story I could easily finish on the journey to work. I also found myself getting characteristically twitchy as I neared the end of the story, in case things weren't wrapped up properly! However, the author never disappoints, and I was left satisfied (with a little gooey feeling inside!). I'm also now eager to read the next Will Trent novel, Criminal which I was approved for on NetGalley ages ago but haven't got round to yet, I confess I'm a bit behind. Fans of Karin Slaughter and the Will Trent series will love this story but I also thinks it works well as a stand-alone if you've never read any of her work before. My advice, start with her first novel Blindsighted, it's absolutely fantastic and highly unputdownable. Will Trent doesn't appear until Triptych, but you'll be a big fan before then anyway.Please see my full review at http://www.bibliobeth.com

  • Ebony Thompson
    2018-12-11 20:14

    Will Trent is a great Detective with the GBI who has just stepped into a parent’s worst nightmare. He does his job well and it doesn’t take spidy senses to know something isn’t right with a little girl in a men’s urinal. Especially a little girl who is six or seven and coming into her femininity. Although, Will follows his instincts, he questions himself a little too much, that leads to a little too late to keep the girl in eye sight. When Will loses eye sight of the girl, the chase is on and things start to get real. The time has come for instinctual decisions, along with a barrage of what-ifs. If you know anything about the Will Trent Series, Will is a wonderful character who has not had such so wonderful upbringing. He is a perfect example of the lemons and lemonade deal. After 15 years as a detective, enduring a competent but moody partner and a boss with a type A personality, he is great at what he does. From the beginning, Snatched grabs you in and have you turning pages until it’s done. The story stays on target and focus with time and content. At times it makes you want to beat the shit out of a couple of the characters, but there is Will and his team as well as old police connections to the rescue. The plot brings together more than a detective doing is due diligence on an assignment that sucks. It brings awareness to human trafficking, kidnapping at a level that is unfathomable and goes against the idea of rebuilding a two parent family life, and offers a little insight into the thoughts of pedophiles. It is easy to get attached to Will and want more because he really cares about what he does and you can feel that. I would have liked to have seen more detail on the capture of one of the culprits but the result was satisfying all the same. This story invokes a lot of emotion, especially if you have a child or have had a child in your life (regardless of the relationship). There is plenty of action and suspense in this novella. I rate this novella 5 stars, and I recommend it to all without reservation. Karin Slaughter

  • Lakis Fourouklas
    2018-11-24 21:41

    For quite some time now I refused to award a book a five star review because simply almost none of the new novels I’ve read this year so far deserved it. Well, my attitude changed when I was fortunate enough to get hold of this novella.Snatched seems to be just one of those special books where not a single word is out of place. And it’s so beautifully written that it takes the reader’s breath away. No I’m not talking about top shelf literary fiction here but for an absolutely thrilling read, with a great plot, well-crafted characters and quite a few surprises in the mix.The main protagonist is special agent Will Trent, who’s been assigned the duty to monitor the men’s toilets in Atlanta Airport, as a form of punishment for not having had a haircut. He’s been on the job for two weeks now and found it a complete bore. Something however is about to change.What? Well, by a curious turn of events he’ll find himself from one moment to the next in the epicenter of a kidnapping case. He’ll overhear an exchange between a man and a six or seven year old girl and his instinct will raise the alarm. So, he’ll approach them to take a look, and while his suspicions will be aroused even more, he’ll do nothing to stand in their way, because apart from a gut feeling he has nothing else to show.The events that will follow though will prove his instinct right, but they will also place him in an awkward position, since he didn’t act on it, and as a result the said little girl went missing. And that despite the fact that the airport exits were sealed immediately and all the flights out were cancelled.Now, all he can do is co-operate with his partner Faith Mitchell, his boss Amanda Wagner, who placed him in that position, and dozens of other cops from different states, in order to find out what the final destination of the abducted girl was and discover who’s really responsible for the crime. His feelings of guilt will cloud his judgment, but they will not stop him from working hard and fast to save the day.This is an action-packed story that will surely offer moments of pure reading pleasure to every crime fiction fan.