Where The Teddy Bears Have Their Picnic by C M Adams
I purchased this book as an Amazon Freebie back on 11th January 2014. I finally got around to starting it. I chose it as part of my A to Z Challenge
A disturbed criminal has horrifically tortured and killed two people, leaving their bodies to be discovered without any evidence to lead back to him. When Agent Jack Leeson mysteriously disappears, leaving only his car and his phone behind, his team is sent on a hunt that has no trail. Time is running out and too many questions are left unanswered. What connection does he have to the other victims? Who would want to do this to him? The questions weighing heaviest, will they find him in time? And if they do, will he ever be the same?
Jack’s team is closely knit, each of them considering the others as family. Their leader, Agent Daniel Reid, carries a guilt so great around with him during the investigation, that every day tears him apart a little more. With each member of the team struggling to emotionally handle the fear of possibly losing their friend, the battle grows more and more difficult with each passing hour that he remains missing.
A single microscopic piece of evidence thrusts them into a frenzied chase that could lead them in the right direction. But it may be too late…
When I first started this book, I very nearly gave up. There were quite a high number of typos and formatting issues with the book that it made it quite unpleasant to read. As the story progressed, the typos and other issues became less noticeable, I felt myself being drawn into the world it was creating.
The main characters, of which there are a few, began to take on ‘real’ people personalities. The author managed to create characters that actually felt like they could have been someone you would meet in real life.
This is definitely not your average crime thriller, it starts off giving the impression that it will be but takes a (wonderful) turn around the 25% mark.
Considering this was a freebie from Amazon, I would happily recommend it is worth paying for. Also, I wish I had the pleasure of reading it sooner. Or do I, because then it would be nothing but a distant memory.