I am beginning to wonder if these thrillers are no longer 'my thing'. I am unable to draw much excitement from them.This is the third book of a series and after seeing few statements elsewhere which stated that it worked as a standalone, I thought I would give it a shot.
To a large extent, it does work as a separate tale because we are given enough information about DS Cody's past, we only do not have the time to feel enough for him. The story begins with an introduction of a unique couple and their 'child'. Things accelerate almost immediately and we always have a bird's eye view of the ongoing investigation. Once the police are on the case they start to scramble since there is not much evidence available for the identification of the abductor titled the 'pied piper' by the press. There are multiple unexpected turns which salvaged the book for me and I am giving it three stars. I am left with a feeling that being more invested in Nathan Cody might be the ticket to liking this book further.
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