Top positive review
on 1 September 2016
The seven-year-old twins of a couple who are on holiday are taken away, their nanny killed, and the boy has the presence of mind to try to contact someone on a toy device capable of sending signals. Lieutenant Eve Cassidy takes the case and sees a recording of what appears to be their mother – away at the time – kidnapping the drugged children.
This novella is a tight piece of plotting and I enjoyed the story very much. It’s set in a near-future and the story parallels a fairy tale. The children believe their abductor to be a wicked witch. I found the whole thing engrossing.