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Summary

When a seven-year-old boy disappears after school, the case is handed to Detective Frank Collins. He's been looking to lead a high-profile case for a while, and sets out determined to prove his worth. But the missing schoolboy is only a trigger for another crime. Someone is intent on exploiting the boy's grief-stricken mother. And they have plans for Frank Collins too.

©2010 Allan Guthrie (P)2010 WF Howes Ltd

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  • Simon
  • NewtongrangeUnited Kingdom
  • 22-02-11

An interesting, quick listen

A great, quick listen - not my usual fare (straightforward crime fiction) but the story is expertly structured and very light-handed in terms of the prose.

There is only as much in there as needs to be, but hints at a lot more.

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  • JPH
  • Hertfordshire
  • 19-09-17

Weird premiss

Not bad but I found the story a little weird & unlikely. The outcome/result/conclusion became quite predictable as I knew fairly early who was behind the ransom demand. I only really purchased this short story as it was narrated by Peter Forbes. Not sure I'd really bother with another Allan Guthrie story not for a while anyway.

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