Book Review-Kick Down the Door (Monica is Missing)- Daniel Norrish | Miki's Hope

Book Review-Kick Down the Door (Monica is Missing)- Daniel Norrish

Monday, October 23, 2023

This one will keep you on your toes and probably up half the night. A parents worst nightmare--their child is kidnapped. To make things even woese she is autistic and does not speak. Who would take this child and why? There are several reasons actually that are possible and Detective Inspector Judy Baletree is bound and determined to save this little girl. She never gives up---The ending will astound you--the last sentence will make you want to read more and will possibly shock you a bit!!

About the Book: (from Amazon)

An enthralling kidnap thriller about autism, a missing toddler, and the love that fuels some violent crime.

Monica is four years old. She does not speak. She does not read or write. She screams when the world gets too much. And Monica is missing. Detective Inspector Judy Baletree is sent to investigate the scene of a speech pathologist's house where Monica was last seen. The back doors are smashed and the speech pathologist is bleeding from a stab wound in the back. Monica is missing, but was she kidnapped? Did she wander away from a violent robbery? Or have her parents become too frustrated with Monica's complex sensory needs and done something horrible to their toddler?

When the people who hurt children are questioned and confessions are made, Detective Inspector Baletree is led into a world of misery and desperation. She must attack neglectful parents, kidnap gangsters and force the truth from the men she suspects. As Baletree forces her brain to try and understand the motives of the deviants who lock away the missing children of Australia, she can’t escape the possibility that Monica’s kidnapper could be someone who claims to love her.

Does Monica’s abductor think he’s saved her from a more terrible fate?

Baletree finds the remains of horrifying men who claim to love their families, and child abductors who try to give the young people they steal a better life than the neglectful homes from which they were stolen.

Could Detective Inspector Judy Baletree finally find Monica by hunting for the person who cared most sincerely for her?

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About the Author: (from Amazon)

When Dan's not tapping away on a computer keyboard, he brews black beer and watches rugby. He has a degree in "Professional Writing and Publishing," as well as Honours in creative writing from Curtin University in Western Australia.

His goal is to produce suspenseful, intriguing crime fiction that propels the reader through engaging landscapes with constant action and unforeseeable surprises. Stephanie Saxon, the protagonist of "The Bodies We Won't Bury," is crafted to be foolish and, at times, irritating. Readers might find themselves hating the violent detective as she makes the wrong decisions over and over again, leading to the horrible murders of undeserving innocents. Sometimes, a detective is given more power than they deserve. Saxon is based on an age bracket, so readers might recognise the impulsivity and harsh demeanour of an angry young adult. An angry young adult with a police badge, taser and a secret, unlicensed revolver.

Kidnapping interests Dan more than murder and other crimes, primarily because kidnapping can build more suspense. Are they dead? Are they being held prisoner? In "The Imposter," thirteen kidnap victims tell the story of their experiences with a masked vigilante. The reader is presented with the perspectives of the captives, most of whom are murdered before they can share their knowledge with anyone other than the reader.

Dan is a disability support worker, and he plans to write a kidnap novel involving a young person with a disability. With his experiences from the field and memories of all the awesome personalities he has worked with, he plans to pump the novel with as much laughter and joy as misery and terror.

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