In Safe Hands

In Safe Hands


When nine children are snatched from a nursery school in South London, their distressed parents have no idea if they will ever see them again. The community in the surrounding area in shock. How could this happen right under their noses? No one in the quiet suburban street saw anything – or at least that's what they're saying.

But DCI Anna Tate knows that nothing is impossible, and she also knows that time is quickly running out. It’s unclear if the kidnappers are desperate for money or set on revenge, but the ransom is going up by £1million daily. And they know that one little boy in particular is fighting for his life.

It’s one of the most disturbing cases DCI Anna Tate has ever worked on – not only because nine children are being held hostage, but because she’s pretty sure that someone close to them is lying…

Our Review

In Safe Hands by J. P. Cater tells the story of nine children kidnapped from Peabody nursery in South London. Their parents are understandably distressed and furious with the owner of the nursery for letting the kidnappers in.

D.C.I Anna Tate knows that this will be a tough case for her. Her own daughter was kidnapped by her ex husband and they both disappeared without a trace.

Then a ransom comes in and the kidnappers are threatening to harm the children if it isn’t paid but how can they agree to pay when it opens up every child in the country to being kidnapped. Who would they even be paying anyway?

In Safe Hands was a fast-paced book and it had me gripped until the end. Like many others I did guess the identity of one of the kidnappers, but I don’t think this distracted from my enjoyment of the book. This may have been because I found Anna’s story was the one, I was interested in the most. The kidnapping of the children was a good story but for me it didn’t feel like the main one.

Anna was the best character in the book and a major part of why I enjoyed reading In Safe Hands. She was warm, compassionate but also absolutely focused on the case she was working on despite her personal history.

In Safe Hands ended on a cliffhanger and although I can’t say the book will stay with me, I will be reading the next in the series.

Our Final Rating...

Our Rating

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