"The tension starts high in this novel . . . Beakey parallels his thriller plot with an engaging family drama . . . it's all packaged within a taut narrative . . . a character-driven tale that maintains its sincerity, even in its most nerve-wracking moments."
"A wintry tale of violence and redemption, artfully balanced by a touching portrayal of a family in crisis."
is one of the pleasant surprises of the season . . . a sharp, intelligent thriller from Chris Beakey that finds a grieving man in a snowstorm, his car spinning out of control . . . there's no good way out, and fate isn't always kind. Really top notch."
"Emotionally visceral. The violence and action sequences really gripped me and I loved the strength of the teenage girl, Sara. I loved the ending too. What subtlety! There's a sense of the world restored but not quite. Not sugar-coated. Completely real."
"A story about the devastating moral consequences of a dangerous choice. Relentlessly suspenseful, with brisk pacing and intrigue on every page."
grabs you from the first page as a complex tale about a family in crisis - and murder. Plan to stay up late.
PRAISE FOR DOUBLE ABDUCTION (A FINALIST FOR THE LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD, published in 2007 by J. Boylston & Company)
From Edgar Award winning author Peter Blauner (Slow Motion Riot, Proving Ground):
is a creepy, unnerving living nightmare that will be hard for readers to shake off."
From Alex Award winner Bart Yates (Leave Myself Behind, The Brothers Bishop):
"If you're looking for a fast, smart thriller, you can't go wrong with Double Abduction. It's a tense, emotionally-charged book."
From New York Times bestselling author Robert K. Tanenbaum:
"With a child in jeopardy, a suspect with secrets, and a killer watching every move, Double Abduction
has it all in a fast-paced thriller."
"An auspicious debut . . . so well paced that I was swept along. It captures the reader by showing in some detail what the various investigators are doing even as it refuses to reveal why. It also offers food for thought about racism, homophobia, various kinds of abuse, inter-spouse dynamics, family loyalties, and the growing role of computers and cell phones in our lives."
"Inventive plot points . . . unique choices . . . a worthy stand-out."
"Sure to resonate with anyone who has ever cared for children."
"A creepy and unnerving living nightmare that will be hard for readers to shake off."
Edgar-Award winner Peter Blauner, author of SLIPPING INTO DARKNESS and SLOW MOTION RIOT
is a suspenseful, emotionally complex story, with shocking twists that will keep thriller fans turning pages at a brisk pace. The timely, topical subject matter should create a real buzz among book club readers who like novels with a contemporary edge."
Kelly Lange, Emmy Award winning journalist and author of GRAVEYARD SHIFT, THE REPORTER and THE DEAD FILE
"Riveting and frightening, this powerful, relevant gem of a book has a depth you seldom find in a thriller."
Thom Racina, author of SNOW ANGEL, HIDDEN AGENDA, THE MADMAN'S DIARY