Written by Paula Limbaugh
Told in first-person we are given a glimpse into the inner thoughts of a serial killer. What makes him tick. What triggers the next kill, all those things that make the true-crime genre such a popular category. So, although this is a fictional account the subject matter reads like an at the moment crime that could be occurring anywhere today.
Before I go any further I do want to address the editing errors. I know a lot of bad reviews are generated by such mistakes. Yes, there are errors but none so bad that it takes away from the gist of the story. Okay, with that out of the way I shall continue my review.
The premise is excellent. James has been kidnapping young boys to create the perfect child and disprove his mother’s beliefs that all little boys are evil. First, though, he must subject the child to torture to break their spirit before molding them into his liking. He’s had so many failures but he can’t give up. But, just as we hear of killers escalating in their dastardly deeds, James too, is beginning to show signs of cracking. Racing against time to find perfection, we find James succumbing to his madness.
Although I have just given you a bleak picture of James he does have his merits. He teaches history, he helps out in the soup kitchen feeding the homeless and he even has a tender spot for his co-worker, Bethany. Actually, if you didn’t know better you would think he was a nice guy. Aah, but that’s what all the neighbors say when a killer is caught in their midst. You just never know what goes on behind closed doors.
Snatched, by Ian Woodhead is a fast-paced read with some very explicit gore, not a book to be read by those who offend easily. I personally thoroughly enjoyed it! You can pick up a copy HERE!