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Title: The Hostage
Author: John Ryder
Pub Day: Nov 25th 2021
WOW - waking up with guns in your face Is the start of this read that keeps up that pace. An action packed read I didn't want to put down Any interruptions were met with a frown! Jerome and Alicia are "ordinary" folk Until this time when with guns they're woke. Alicia is taken, Jerome told to wait, Follow instructions, go to work, don't be late. Can he rescue and protect her - and if so, how? Following their instructions seems the way for now. However, he'll not let them get away at all He'll make them regret they ever decided on them to call. This is a total, action-packed thriller, Definitely another fantastic chiller, Where Jerome is determined to protect his wife And to her kidnappers bring plenty of strife. What a brilliant, fascinating read this proved to be At least as pulse pounding as it is claimed you'll see With secrets, betrayal, determination, surprises and more A superb story you'll agree, I'm sure! For my complementary copy of this book, I say thank you, I throughly enjoyed reading it and this is my honest review.
“You get us what we want. Or your wife dies. And we will make it hurt.”
Jerome Prentice is a good guy. Loyal to a fault, he always stays on the right side of the law.
But everything changes the night he is awoken by the sound of masked kidnappers entering his home. Holding him at gunpoint, they drag his beloved wife Alicia out of the house with a promise to kill her if he goes to the police. Their demand: betray the company he’s worked for his entire adult life.
They think he’ll do anything to save his wife. But they don’t know that they’re messing with the wrong man. Because Jerome might be a good guy. But betrayal doesn’t come easily to him. And he’s not a man who will go down without a fight.
What’s more, he will hunt the people who’ve taken Alicia to the ends of the earth. And if they’ve hurt even one hair on her head, he’s going to make them pay…
This utterly page-turning, jaw-dropping thriller is perfect for fans of Lee Child, David Baldacci and Mark Dawson.
John Ryder is a former farmworker and joiner. He’s turned his hand to many skills to put food on the table and clothes on his back. A life-long bibliophile, he eventually summoned the courage to try writing himself, and his Grant Fletcher novels have drawn inspiration from authors such as Lee Child, Tom Cain, Zoe Sharp and Matt Hilton. When it comes to future novels, he says he has more ideas than time to write them.
When not writing, John enjoys spending time with his son, reading and socialising with friends. A fanatic supporter of his local football team, he can often be found shouting encouragement to men much younger and fitter than he is.