Book Review: Cache a Predator by Michelle Weidenbenner

Cache a PredatorWhat’s it about?

Officer Brett Reed will do anything to gain custody of his five-year-old daughter, Quinn. But when a judge grants Brett’s drug-addicted ex-wife custody and slaps him with a protective order for losing his temper, he fears for Quinn’s safety. Who will protect her now?

When Quinn is found abandoned on the streets, the child is placed in a temporary foster home until Child Protective Services can complete an assessment. It should only take a few days.

But a lot can happen in a few days.

Especially when there’s a deranged psychopath on the loose, someone who’s attacking pedophiles, someone who wants to protect children like Quinn, and someone who’s planting body parts in geocaching sites.

Cache a Predator is a novel about a father’s love, justice, and the unhinged game of hide-the-cache.

My thoughts

This is a debut novel that really packs a punch and grips you from the first chapter.

With a vigilante targeting paedophiles, child abuse, kidnapping and addictions this isn’t really a novel for the faint-hearted (although there is a hint of romance!).

Brett Reed is trying to deal with a drug/alcohol addicted ex-wife who somehow manages to have custody of their young daughter, whilst investigating the maiming of men within the county who are having their most precious assets dismembered and placed in geocaching sites around the area.  I liked that Brett isn’t the perfect idealistic hero, he has flaws with his anger issues which makes him more likeable.

This is a psychological, suspenseful thriller, however the attacks are not written in a blood thirsty gory way but with just enough information for you to picture the scene – not sure if that’s better or worse.  The geocaching adds an interesting, different aspect to the plot and the investigation.

The chapters alternate between the perspective of the predator and the other main characters which does give an interesting view and helps you understand why the ‘whacker’ is doing what he’s doing and highlights the long lasting effects child abuse has on children into their adulthood.

I didn’t give it 5 stars because I wasn’t sure I liked the ending. 95% of the book is quite fast paced and held my interest but I got a little impatient with the predator reveal. Just felt it was a little bit of an easy end, other than that it’s a great edge of your seat crime thriller that kept me up till the early hours!

Many thanks to Michelle for sending me a copy for an honest review.

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