Candy from a Stranger

Candy from a Stranger Child abduction told by the father but has he gone insane What would you do if your child went missing and the police were ineffective Exactly You would start investigations yourself When eight year

  • Title: Candy from a Stranger
  • Author: Daryl Buckner
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 318
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Child abduction told by the father, but has he gone insane What would you do if your child went missing and the police were ineffective Exactly You would start investigations yourself.When eight year old Lucas Cain is snatched, his father, Ben, dedicates his life to finding out what happened to his only child His desperation leads to his life being torn to shreds hisChild abduction told by the father, but has he gone insane What would you do if your child went missing and the police were ineffective Exactly You would start investigations yourself.When eight year old Lucas Cain is snatched, his father, Ben, dedicates his life to finding out what happened to his only child His desperation leads to his life being torn to shreds his marriage in tatters, his job lost and even his mind is altered They all believe Ben has gone insane Has he Self fulfilling prophecy kicks in as Ben starts to believe he may well have had a role in the disappearance The police close in on him just as he is about to uncover the complex mystery.

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    • Linda Strong says:

      Ben Cain is living a parent's worst nightmare. His young son has been abducted. There is no ransom note, no rhyme nor reason for anyone to take him he's just gone.A year later, Ben is still trying to find his son and the person responsible for taking him. He is drinking heavily, his wife has left him, he's left his teaching position, and he's driving the cops crazy. A few miles down the road, another child is taken. Ben is there in the aftermath watching that boy's father go through the horrors [...]

    • ReadAlong With Sue says:

      When I first settled down to begin reading this book, I think I was expecting different to what it was, no, definitely I was expecting different, but what I got was a read that had me curious.This book is told from a Father's point of view.His child went missing, and you know, after so much time the Police still look but its not as vast and full on as it would be in days/weeks following a missing child.So this Father starts searching for his child.Another child goes missing, and THIS Father is w [...]

    • Bookish Indulgenges with b00k r3vi3ws says:

      When an eight year old boy, Lucas, is kidnapped and the police make no progress in the case, the child’s father takes on the case on his own. He becomes kind of obsessed about finding his child. In the process, he alienates his wife, loses his job and takes to drinking. At one point he feels like he is not making any progress either. People think that he has gone crazy and his nightmares don’t help much. But then another child goes missing and Ben gets to the crime scene to try and discern w [...]

    • Lilian Flesher says:

      I was given an arc copy of this book by NetGalley in return for an honest review:I give it a 5starYou know when you start a book and it grips you like a vice around the neck, you can hardly breathe, well this was like that. Ben Cain is sent to the edge with the loss of his son Lucas. Kidnapping of a child is every parents worst nightmare yet it happened to Ben!!! The strain on his marriage causes a split, his wife takes off and leaves him, he hits the bottle hard, loses his job and the lead dete [...]

    • Bill says:

      Former Texas psych prof Ben Cain is on a mission – a mission that has sent his wife to life with her parents far away, a mission that has made him quit his job and begin to turn into a drunk.His mission? To find the man who kidnapped and probably murdered his 8-year old son, Ben, and it isn’t too long that he discovers the killer has killed another and another – and they all look like his son.Who is this child killer? Ben seeks him in several small, dusty Texas towns, and then he realizes [...]

    • Joanne Robertson says:

      I really enjoy this type of book and was drawn to this one as it promised a different type of hero, a father looking for the killer of his abducted son. When he hears via police scanner of another boy gone missing and sweet papers found near by, he thinks that he has found a link.This is told in a different style that did take me a while to get used to but I was glad I persevered as the twists and turns of this story were well worth it especially the ending. I really felt for Ben Cain as the fat [...]

    • Princess Katana says:

      An enthralling read! The characters are vivid and multidimensional. I greatly enjoyed this story and highly recommend it.Princess Katana M.D M. Ed.

    • Leah says:

      I received this book free in return for an honest review.I liked the idea of the tale of the missing child being told from a father's point of view as that is not something really seen. However, I did not enjoy this book. I felt the character was hard to connect to as they appeared so distraught they had behavior that was really out there. From a character view it was well-done, from being the narrator of the story it made it difficult to read.I also dislike that the author reveals who the kidna [...]

    • Joan says:

      Ben Cain’s only child, his eight year-old son Lucas, is abducted and disappears into thin air, leaving his heartbroken family without closure. There is no ransom demand, no leads in the investigation and no resolution for his family. Lucas is gone and his parents are left in a frustration of emptiness with no foreseeable conclusion to the mystery of why Lucas was taken. Ben cannot accept that he will never know what happened to his treasured son and becomes increasingly disillusioned with the [...]

    • Sally says:

      This isn't the type of book I read too often, but I really enjoyed it and found myself definitely sucked in. I was sent an invite to read it through netgalley, that I just blindly clicked on without actually reading the blurb, and then when I realised what I'd done I just kept putting off reading it until suddenly the release date snuck up on me and I figured I had to at least start.And hey, I liked it! I love shows like Law and Order so it isn't really a stretch that I'd enjoy this. Ben Cain's [...]

    • Sandra Murphy says:

      This novel was a great read! It was well-paced and kept me turning the pages as the plot built suspense and twisted. The character of the protagonist, Ben, was exceptionally developed and enhanced by the first-person narrative; I think I know this guy. The reader rattles about inside Ben Cain’s head, and it is scary there. I loved the threading of so many details throughout the story and the complex use of locales! The repetitive startling line, “Why do I have the dream and Jeannie doesn’t [...]

    • Bestselling Thrillers says:

      Candy From A Stranger by Daryl Buckner 1 starA psychological thriller with an interesting topic but sadly does not deliver all it could.The theme of child abduction should have made for a gripping book however the book was a slow read at times and a lot of time was taken waiting for something meaningful to happen.The main character a psychology professor Ben Cain whose child was taken is depicted in brief with little substance, although his personal battle as a father who loses a child is suppos [...]

    • Noelle says:

      This seemed like the typical child kidnap story you read about in the papers. At first I wondered about the main character, Ben Cain, a psychology teacher whose son is kidnapped and then he, of course, turns into a vigilante. I stopped for a bit thinking that this storyline was going to be pretty predictable so should I bother carrying on. Well I am pleased that I did as the twist at the end really threw me and I love it when that happens. I thought the characters were well developed and I enjoy [...]

    • Donna says:

      Interesting thriller - Ben's son disappears and he becomes obsessed with finding the killer. He gets close enough that the cops start to think that he is the killer. His life falls apart around him and finding the killer and killing him are all Ben is looking for.The ending is not too surprising, but a bit unrealistic. All in all a good read.Digital copy from Netgalley

    • Charmaine Lim says:

      Full review here: charmainelimen.wordpress/

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