OF THE hellishly high numbers of children who are abducted globally every year, few ever return home. One does in Hunt’s novel. The action opens in an austere 1980s Ireland. Katie Jones is snatched while she plays on a south Co Wicklow beach. Fast forward to 2006: a woman taxis into a quiet Dublin estate, knocks on a door and blows the brains away of the man who opens it. Is she the same Katie Jones? Opening steps of an escalating thriller.
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