The Abduction of Lilly Waters by T. M. Novak is every parent’s worst nightmare. Beth is fleeing from her violent relationship with her boyfriend. Being heavily pregnant she stops to go to the toilet at a diner, taking her daughter Lilly with her and leaving her outside the cubicle. Whilst Beth is in the toilet, Lilly is taken by somebody that nobody seems to have seen. The two detectives assigned to the case scramble to find clues and leads, anything that could lead them to Lilly’s location. Although it seems that every lead and clue they find leads to a dead end. Nobody saw Lilly leaving the diner, Lilly’s car seat is missing from Beth’s car. Was Lilly taken by somebody who knew her and Beth or is this somebody that may have been following them or just seen them and knew where the car seat was? The detectives are at a loss and decide to start with Beth's ex. Soon the detectives find themselves with nothing to go on, and with Beth being no help at all, they fear that Lilly will be lost forever.
I really enjoyed the book as it is fast paced and keeps you on the edge of your seat. Even though the whole story was great, the ending was my favourite part. It was a huge surprise for me at the end, one I did not see coming. The story is written really well and I could feel myself empathising with Beth and feeling her desperation in wanting Lilly back.
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Available formats: ebook and print (134 pages)
Published: January 2014 by Master Koda Select Publishing
Genres: thriller, police procedural
Read: February 2015
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