This thriller does what so little of them in this genre have done lately. It’s different and it stands out from the crowd.
One summer’s day, two year old Jessica Preston disappears from a beach. She’s believed to have drowned but her mother, Sandra, is convinced her daughter was taken. Twenty years later, another child goes missing and Laura, a journalist, stumbles upon the case of...
Wow… despite reviewing many great books this year, I think Child Taken might just be my personal favourite of 2017! There are two reasons for this revelation. Firstly, the story is just amazing, with a reveal that you really have no inkling of until...
Ok, I am going to say it: this is the best thriller I have read. Full stop. Darren Young has such a flawless way with words, The suspense, the devastation, the betrayals, and lies, are all on point in this extraordinary debut (Yes, it is a DEBUT!!) and it gave me chills from beginning to end. You have to read CHILD TAKEN by Darren Young – you just have to read it!!!!
If you read one book this summer, make sure it’s Darren Young’s debut novel Child Taken. I picked this book up on a Saturday afternoon fully intending only to read the opening chapters and found myself putting the book down at 02:35 the following morning having read it cover to cover; that’s just how good it is! A truly fantastic start to a literary career!
Other reviewers have given you quite a lot of detail regarding the plot and key characters, I'm a big picture person so my review is much more succinct. This is simply the most stunning, gripping, awesome book I've ever read. Right from page 1 you are plunged into the...
‘I purchased a copy and turned to the first page. 2 days later I’d finished the book. With every chance I could get I found myself picking up the book to read more. For a debut novel I wasn’t sure what to expect but having read the reviews, and now the novel myself, I can tell you that it’s worth every. single. penny’
“I could lose myself in his words all day long. Definitely a name to look out for” – mychestnutreadingtree
“Stands out from the crowd, giving me a more thought provoking storyline than the usual psychological suspense. This is an accomplished debut novel from Darren Young. He is a natural storyteller and has such an engaging writing style that I could lose myself in his words all day long. Definitely a name to look out for in the future.
As debuts go, this is pretty spectacular; it must be one of the best debuts I have EVER read. It drew me in from the very start and I found it impossible to put down, finding myself reading far later into the night than I usually would.
A wholly gripping, enticing and shocking novel that looks at the theme of missing children in fiction in a completely new way. From beginning to end, Young had me hypnotised throughout this novel and I really cannot wait to see what the author has up his sleeve next.
“This is a fantastic debut and I look forward to following the rest of Darren Young’s career” – gobuythebook
“You would not think that this is a debut novel, such is the storytelling and the characterisation. I was drawn in from the start . This is a fantastic debut and I look forward to following the rest of Darren Young’s career.