Cruelty to Innocents

Rated 4.67/5 based on 3 reviews
What if you were in your car alone with your small child and you came upon an emergency scene? What if, while you are trying to assist a victim of an accident or mugging, you left your young child alone, thinking they would be safe. What if, instead of help, the call to 911 brought a terrifying, sinister result? More

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Published by Suspense Publishing
Words: 72,760
Language: English
ISBN: 9781458112736
About CK Webb & DJ Weaver

CK Webb was born and raised in Mississippi, and dreamed of writing like the greats; Emily Bronte, Edgar Allen Poe, and Stephen King, to name a few. CK joined the US Navy and traveled the world, but eventually returned to settle down in the tiny town of Millport, Alabama. A self-proclaimed ‘reformed bad girl’, this thirty-something writer now shares her life with her husband and two beautiful children. CK also enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and book club. Although CK delights in preying on the fears of others and enjoys killing people…thankfully she does it the legal way; in her novels. She has just completed the first two novels in the Innocents series which she co-wrote with her best-friend and mother, DJ Weaver. CK writes in a variety of other genres and also writes articles and book reviews for Suspense Magazine.

DJ Weaver originally hails from Pascagoula, Mississippi, but relocated to north Mississippi in 1980. She took courses at Mississippi University for Woman and Mississippi State University, studying paralegalism and Human Resources Management and has worked in the clerical field for twenty-five years.
DJ, along with her daughter and best friend, CK Webb, recently completed the first two in the three-novel Innocents series. She also writes in a variety of other genres.
When she isn‘t writing, DJ develops and maintains WebbWeaver Review blog, where she reviews books and interviews published authors regularly. She serves as co-chairwoman of WebbWeaver Book Club and also writes book reviews for Suspense Magazine.
DJ is a 50-something year old mother and grandmother who now works part-time and makes her home in Millport Alabama.

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Review by: Dorothy Torres on April 05, 2012 :
This book starts out with Chloe Jacobs and her 13 year old daughter, Danielle, doing a little grocery shopping. When Chloe stops to help an elderly gentleman who has collapsed on the floor, the last thing she is thinking is that her daughter would be in danger. But she was. While Chloe gives assistance to the unconscious man, someone kidnaps her daughter.

The police are called and of course handle it like most calls for missing teenagers. Are you sure she didn’t just run away? Chloe is out of her mind with worry and decides she needs help. She calls her friend Sloanne to come and help her through this terrible time.

Sloanne has the instincts of a detective because of years of guidance from her police officer father and his partner, Patrick Louchilin. Uncle Patty, as Sloanne calls him, is now retired and runs a security firm and does consulting work for the police department. Together, they decide to do some investigating on their own to help find Danielle’s kidnapper.

I think what immediately captured me with this book is that the bad guy preyed on good Samaritans with children. As a mom, you immediately feel the terror of Chloe when she starts looking for her daughter. Every moment you cannot find your child is pure hell. You fight the panic that threatens to overwhelm all of your senses. The authors did a great job in describing the nightmare that Chloe was going through.

The authors, C.K. Webb and D.J. Weaver, take you on a suspense filled journey through the town of Aberdeen as other children start to turn up missing. Finally, the police believe that something is going on. But is it too late for the children that have already been taken?

I did enjoy the book and I found myself reading well into the night because I just had to find out who was and who was not the villain in this story. C.K. Webb and D.J. Weaver created a great cast of characters who all could have been involved, but you just aren’t sure until it is actually revealed in the book who the bad guy really is or isn’t. I know I had one guy in mind that I was very suspicious of for a while and I kept thinking, please don’t let it be him! LoL
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: tbrysch on June 16, 2011 :
I was so excited to read this book when it came out and I have to say I was not disappointed. It made me think about what would I do if...I suggest if you like suspense books you should get this one. Even though it's a suspenseful book, the authors tie up the loose ends and don't leave you hanging. I can't wait to read the next book in the series.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Bob Moats on June 11, 2011 :
I have known CK Webb and DJ Weaver online for over a year, and I have been waiting for this book to come out as it is their debut novel. I purchased the book and sat back to read. The first few chapters were a bit much to me, mostly about back story of the characters, but once it got into the action, I was impressed. Okay, I usually try to figure out who the criminals are and I have to say I was partially right. The ending was well executed and had a surprise twist that I won't mention so not to spoil your fun. The book was well written and the plot went along easily to the end. One thing I must mention, if you are easily upset about children being kidnapped and brutalized, this book will make you squeamish and force you to think about the possibilities that this could happen to your children. Have tissues handy. However it has a heart and a feel good ending when the bad guys are stopped (can you say sequel?). Definitely worth the read, and it's the first book in this series, so watch for the next.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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