Tuesday, August 5, 2008

It Only Takes A Moment

Eliza Blake, host of the top-rated KEY News morning show, has witnessed tragedy and danger in her career. But nothing the accomplished professional has experienced has prepared her for when her seven-year-old daughter, Janie, is snatched from summer camp. The country's viewers are glued to their television sets, anxiously awaiting the news that their favorite morning-television personality's little girl has been found.
With each passing day, the FBI and local authorities track down every lead: A profile of the kidnapper's most likely characteristics is developed, every fan letter written to Eliza over the last six months is scrutinized, every sex offender registered within a fifty-mile radius is interviewed, and psychics from around the country appear on Eliza's doorstep offering their help.
But Eliza isn't going to sit around and wait for answers. She and the rest of the Sunrise Suspense Society—brilliant producer Annabelle Murphy, cameraman extraordinaire B.J. D'Elia, and psychiatrist Dr. Margo Gonzalez—will band together to outwit a cunning criminal whose shocking motives threaten to snuff out a terrified little girl's life.

Eliza Blake is the host of the morning news program Key To America. She seems to have it all - a great job, a beautiful daughter and a loving boyfriend (even if he is overseas!). Until one day when Eliza's housekeeper is forced to take Janie from summer camp by two masked kidnappers. Over the next five days we follow along as the police and FBI track down who took Janie. Getting help from her co-workers, no stone is left unturned. And Eliza now understands how it feels to be "on the other side of the camera" as every news station picks up the story of Janie's kidnapping. Along the way we're introduced to a an interesting cast of characters - those with their own stories to tell as well as their own "connections" to Eliza. The author does a fantastic job of throwing red herring after red herring at you, making you guess until the very end who took Janie - and the sick reason why they did it. The short chapters and fast paced action will have you reading this book in one sitting.


Library Cat said...

This sounds like a good read - I may have to put it on my wish list!

Allison said...

I've read some of her books and they are good! Gonna have to put this one on my list!