The sun is out. Your little boy is smiling. The next time you look… he’s gone.
When Lana and Todd win a trip to Blue Crest Adventure Park, their four-year-old Cooper is ecstatic, but when Lana goes to meet them, Todd is out cold, and Cooper is missing.
No one stopped the man with the sleeping boy. The cameras don’t show where he went. Then Lana finds her family picture on an online map detailing bloody murder sites. This is no random attack.
Whoever took Cooper is playing a twisted game, and if Lana wants to find him, she must participate. Can she uncover her tormentor’s identity before it’s too late?
No Where To Run, No Where To Hide…….
Count To Ten And Come Find Me….
Richard Parker what did you do to me, from the very first page I was gripped in a vice of digital reading, an explosive opening scene, every parents worst nightmare an attempted child abduction. My eyes couldn’t have got any bigger trying to absorb the scene, my mind racing along with plotline, gobbling every nugget of thrill and terror trying to satiate my hunger for the story.
After the attempted abduction of Connor it takes its toll on the family, Todd and Lana have been dealing with it in different ways. Lana becomes obsessive over finding Connors abductor, going as far as using an app to locate scenes of crimes and exploring them looking for clues to finding Mr. Whisper.
Lana and Todd win a holiday Blue Crest Adventure Park, a nice place to get away to try and get there life back on track and become a proper family again………disaster strikes Connor is abducted. Todd believes he is to blame for Connors abduction due to shady dealings, but Lana has an online friend who is pointing her in the direction of Mr. Whisper, but what does her friend know about Mr. Whisper, who is right and will they get Connor back in time………….
I couldn’t fault Hide and Seek, it was a shocking, stomach lurching, heart-wrenching emotional plotline which shows the lengths a parent would go to save there child. There was no way I wanted this book to end, I tried to slow my reading down to steer away from the end but my brain refused I had to dig in and hold on for the ride of my life.
I can’t thank Bookouture, Richard Parker and NetGalley enough for the opportunity to read and review Hide and Seek for an honest opinion.
All that’s left to say is Hide and Seek is a well deserved 5 Star read which I wouldn’t hesitate to shout about from the rooftops, so…. head to Amazon and get Hide and Seek you wont regret it.
Richard Parker was formerly a TV script writer, script editor and producer before turning his hand to penning twisted stand alone thrillers.
HIDE AND SEEK is his fifth book and is published August 2017.
FOLLOW YOU was his fourth psychological thriller. Reviewers are saying it’s Bookouture’s darkest crime novel to date.
STALK ME was his third and rode high in the UK and US charts.
SCARE ME was his second. Hollywood movie rights have been acquired by major US studio, Relativity Media. Star of PRISON BREAK and screenwriter of dark horror thriller STOKER, Wentworth Miller, has written the big screen adaptation.
STOP ME, Richard’s darkly fiendish debut, was shortlisted for the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Award.