‘A well told story from a very promising new writer’
Peter James
Best Crime Writer of All Time

As voted for by WH Smith customers in 2015

What people are saying about Darren’s debut novel…

‘I’m at a loss as to what to do now I’ve finished!’

I have just finished reading Child Taken and had to email to say congratulations on such an amazing novel! I read the book in two days straight (the loss of sleep and cancelling social plans was totally worth it!) and I'm at a loss as to what to do now I've finished!...

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“The best thriller I have read. Full stop” – Books Of All Kinds

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!!!!

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‘A thrilling read and worth every single penny!’

‘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’

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