Marcotte and Collins Investigative Thrillers - 2

Fiction - Thriller - General
316 Pages
Reviewed on 03/18/2024
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Reviewed by Angelique Papayannopoulos for Readers' Favorite

Captives by Travis Tougaw is book two in the Marcotte and Collins Investigative Thriller series. Jenny Davidson is an old acquaintance of Hadley’s and is desperate to find her brother, who went missing without a trace 15 years ago from the front yard of their home. Having been traumatized by the abduction, the Davidson family has struggled for years to find closure and answers. Hadley, Vince, and Eddie are hired to reinvestigate the cold case of then-2-year-old Jonah Davidson's disappearance. Hadley has secrets from her childhood, so this case is close to home. The three detectives investigate in depth and discover clues that the police had previously overlooked. The team uncovers a web of lies and deceit and a dangerous cult that will go to any lengths to keep from being exposed.

Captives is a clever detective novel that blends mystery, crime, and suspense. Travis Tougaw’s skillful writing takes the reader on an action-packed and high-energy journey. The narrative is engaging, well-crafted, and captivating. It is a story filled with realistic characters and vivid descriptions of various past and present scenes that intrigue the reader from beginning to end. As a series of daring challenges and tense chases confront the detectives, the antagonists demonstrate their strength through the control and manipulation of their partisans. While Captives is a gripping work of fiction, it also touches on real-life situations of child abductions, forced cults, deception, hidden motives, and the quest for truth. Suitable for thriller fans and crime-solving enthusiasts, this book will keep readers turning the pages! An awesome read!