Thursday, May 24, 2018

Snatched by Karin Slaughter

Title: Snatched 
Series: Will Trent #5.5
Author: Karin Slaughter

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 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.

A short story in the Will Trent series.

Will has been assigned police toilet duty at the Atlanta's International airport. All this because his hair is too long and the GBI manual has a recommended length. Will doesn't want to cut his hair because Sara, his girlfriend, likes his hair a little longer, so he would rather continue with toilet duty than getting rid of his locks.

When a man enters the restroom with a small girl, Will's instinct tells him something is terribly wrong. He proceeds to follow the man and the little girl. Everything goes crazy and the girl disappears. It's up to Will, Amanda, and Faith to find the little girl before is too late. 

Snatched is a fast-paced short story. Will is determined to get the little girl back and he feels responsible for not intervening sooner. Of course, he couldn't have known what was really going on.

Snatched is an easy read. For Will Trent lovers this is a little gem. 

Cliffhanger: No

4/5 Fangs

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