Little Boy Found by L K Fox
Published by Quercus
WHEN HE FOUND HIS LITTLE BOY, NICK THOUGHT THE NIGHTMARE WAS OVER . . . IT WAS ONLY THE BEGINNING.
One rainy morning, just after Nick drops off his young son Gabriel outside the crowded school gates, he has a minor collision with another car. The driver won't surrender his insurance details, so Nick photographs the licence plate. When he gets home, he enlarges the shot on his phone and spots something odd about the picture - Gabriel in the back seat, being driven away by a stranger. Nick needs to know what happened to his boy, but losing Gabriel turns out to be far less terrible than the shock of finding him. Now, to discover the truth, he must relive the nightmare all over again...Be warned, this is not another missing child story: what happened to Nick and his son is far more shocking.
L K Fox is the pen name of author Christopher Fowler who writes the Bryant & May novels (I reviewed one here). This book focuses on Nick, who on the day of his son's birthday drops him off a school only to notice that his child has somehow ended up on the back seat of a stranger's car! What on earth has happened to Gabriel and how can he get him back?
There are many strands to this book and it's not until the end of the book that they are all tied up together. Nick is not Gabriel's 'real' father, this is his ex-husband Ben although it is Nick and Gabriel who have the closer relationship. They are now estranged and it turns out that Nick's nightmare at the start of the book is in fact a memory of what happened to Gabriel twelve months earlier. Did Nick see more on that fateful day than he first imagined. Can he discover what really happened to his child?
We also have a second narrator, and this is Ella, a teenage girl who has a massive crush on a popstar called Ryder. When she wins a competition to meet him, her life is changed forever. This is also her story.
How do the stories of Nick, Ella and Ryder link though? Keep reading Little Boy Found to find out the truth.
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