Thirteen year old Lainey Emerson is the middle child in a home police are already familiar with her mother works too much and her stepfather favors his own blood over another man s problems namely Lainey and her wild older sister, Liza So when Lainey does not come home from a Friday night out with her friends, it is dismissed by the Coral Springs P.D as just another disThirteen year old Lainey Emerson is the middle child in a home police are already familiar with her mother works too much and her stepfather favors his own blood over another man s problems namely Lainey and her wild older sister, Liza So when Lainey does not come home from a Friday night out with her friends, it is dismissed by the Coral Springs P.D as just another disillusioned South Florida teen running away from suburban drama and an unhappy home life But FDLE Special Agent Bobby Dees, who has headed up the Department s difficult Crimes Against Children CAC Squad in Miami for than a decade, is not quite so sure Nicknamed The Shepherd by colleagues, he has an uncanny ability to find the missing and bring them back home dead or alive Haunted by the still unsolved disappearance of his own daughter, Bobby recognizes the all too familiar up swell inside him, the gut feeling that Lainey Emerson is no runaway A search of her computer and a talk with her best friend reveal Lainey was involved in a secret internet relationship, spawned over a chat room, and nurtured through untraceable instant messages Bobby fears she may be the victim of an online predator, and when chilling hand painted portraits of other possible victims are mailed to a local television station, he realizes she may not be the only one The faceless monster from cyberspace, who has gone to remarkable lengths to stay invisible, now seeks a cap
Pretty Little Things Thirteen year old Lainey Emerson is the middle child in a home police are already familiar with her mother works too much and her stepfather favors his own blood over another man s problems namely Lai
Pretty Little Things by Jilliane HoffmanThis book is not for the faint of heart It deals with disposable children Children who have been abandon by society or have abandoned society Kids who have run away or have been snatched from all walks of life Internet predators are specifically addressed and this is the story of Special Agent Bobby Dees and his efforts to save these children.This was an excellent mystery It was still hard to read The predator was despicable and wholly frightening What was [...]
Wow It s 2am and I ve read this book pretty much non stop over a 6 hour period, could not put it downexcellent plot, characters, and I did not see the ending coming at all.I was expecting this book to be gruesome and graphic in describing the killers methodologies but I read a lot of crime and this is not really a descriptively gory book in comparison to others It s not sweetness and light don t get me wrong, it s a dark twisted sick serial killer that plays a pivotal role in this book That s n [...]
A gripping and horrifying story that grabbed my attention at the beginning, but the ending was awful Unexpected, yes, but also highly unlikely and surrounded by a clumsy set of bizarre coincidences that made even less sense the I thought about them.
This is another book that mysteriously wandered into my orbit and I am glad it did More than a police procedural or a standard mystery it is a book that points out the statistics of missing children, how children of a certain age are generally presupposed to be runaways and the requirements for an amber alert The main character is a FDLE agent who is renowed for his work with missing and exploited children Bobby Dees might be a good cop but was he a good parent And can he solve the case of missi [...]
Ein sehr gutes Buch, das ich innerhalb von 2 Tagen verschlungen hatte und bei dem man am Ende eigentlich gern wieder von Neuem anfangen m chte um zu schauen, ob man eingangs nicht ein paar Hinweise auf den M rder bersehen hatte Denn mit diesem Ende h tte ich nicht wirklich gerechnet und frage mich immer noch, wie er das so alles bewerkstelligt hat.Zur Ausgangslage ber s Internet macht der M dchenf nger der von der Polizei allerdings Picasso genannt wird wieder mal so ein Fall wo man sich fragt w [...]
Jilliane Hoffman was introduced to me originally by a friend and I read her first novel Retribution 2005 which I adored However her next book didn t come out until a year later Last Witness 2006 and another two years go by before another book gets released Plea of Insanity 2008 and after that I forgot about her because it is so unpredictable with the timings of her books Therefore I couldn t wait to get my grubby little paws on her latest thriller.Pretty Little Things tells the story of Elaine E [...]
I really struggled with this book and almost packed it in a few times The last was at around 58% and by then I needed to persist as I d invested too much time on it.There were way too many mistakes, some very basic indeed such as curser being used for cursor and concealor for concealer Capital letters were missed at the start of sentences There was a passage that made no sense whatsoever too just like the in the Bible.It was written as a teenager in places and that got very tiresome indeed.There [...]
I liked this book very much and I really liked the main character Bobby Dee , an officer with the Crimes Against Children Squad This novel deals with disposable children Children who have been abandon by society or have abandoned society Kids who have run away or have been snatched from all walks of life Internet predators are specifically addressed and for those who have kids or grand kids reading this will make your grey hairs come in with lightning speed A very good read, I wold love for this [...]
This was a fantastic book Had me hooked in right from the start, well written and kept me guessing Didn t pick the ending, that s for sure, and I loved every bit of it Just added Jilliane Hoffman to my mental list of books to look out for.
THIS IS A FAST PACED CRIME THRILLER That you won t be able to put it down It was very well written it was rich in facts but easy to read The story is told from the perspective of Detective BobbyDees his daughter had vanished over a year ago As well as the victim Lainey 13 year old girl that goes missing after agreeing to meet a young boy she met on the internet Of course he was a predator,who seeks out young girls to kidnap and torture I really enjoyed this book and recommend it It is exciting b [...]
Pretty Little Things by Jilliane Hoffman is a 2014 Thomas Mercer publication I have always enjoyed novels by Jilliane Hoffman and this one was no exception A gritty and heart wrenching suspense thriller that left me in white knuckled suspense and a feeling of pain for victims of these crimes and their families, but also a feeling of hope.When thirteen year old Lainey disappears it s not just a job for Bobby Dees and the Crimes Against Children Squad For Bobby each of these crimes is personal bec [...]
Well, I kinda liked this book It had many elements I need in a book, as a bit of action, interesting main character and something happened that I didn t read about much before So I don t know about other, but I haven t read many books of children kidnapping I did watch many episodes of various TV shows about it, but not in the books It is quite upsetting to read about it, because you don t want to see that hit the news or happen to anyone you know It s just too much But the author did fairly goo [...]
Super Buch Greift sehr gut die Anf nge des Internets und der Chatverabredungen auf Das Buch hat mich daran erinnert, wie es bei mir selbst und Freundinnen damals war Es zeigt sehr sch n wie schnell etwas passieren kann und wie wichtig es ist, dass sich Eltern f r ihre Kinder und das Geschehen im Internet interessieren Es konnte zwar peinlich werden, wenn Mutti neben einem sa , wenn man chattete, aber heute bin ich ihr dankbar Nur 4 von 5 Sternen, weil mir das Ende nicht zusagt Nach der Cupido Re [...]
This was the first book I read of Jilliane Hoffman She had me at the first sentence, I could not put this book down The plot of the story is a real life issue of internet predators Through this book and its characters I realized how naive I am to on line chats and techy stuff kids are into As a parent, my eyes are now WIDE OPEN As a reader, I felt the emotion Hoffman was describing of her characters At times it made me sick to my stomach and scared A writer who can reach through the pages and pu [...]
It s a very tough read, not for the faint of heart, that s for sure The dangers of the internet are much real than we want to believe You can never really be sure who you are chatting with and this book shows the shocking consequences of it.A good book overall with a very credible and likeable cop Some things did not add up though or were never explained The twist at the end was not believable to me.
I really enjoyed this book but I feel like it was a little overkill I understand trying to make it a serial killer, but I think that it could have been done differently I got tired of reading the same thing every 50 pages I enjoyed the characters and the plot The ending was terrific once I finally got to itI did not guess the killer at all I like Jilliane Hoffman as an author and can t wait to read of her work.
Great read This book was very disturbing and scary and made me glad I am not a parent There is a serial killer in Miami and his victims are assumed runaways who no one looks for very hard once the disappear I have not read Jilliane Hoffman before but I will be reading her from now on as this book was very good and hard to put down She is going on my favorite authors list.
Just finished this book this morning Only took a day or so to read Was an emotional and sometimes upsetting book but captivating and easy to follow This is the first book I ve read by Jilliane Hoffman but I will look at reading others.
I need a shelf for sadistic serial killers For now I am just filing them under thrillers I enjoyed this book but then I am a fan of police procedural crime novels So no shocker there.
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4,5 SterneLange stand dieses Buch in meinem Regal Nach der Qual von Argus hatte ich einfach keine Lust ein Buch von J H zu lesen.Jetzt bin ich froh es doch getan zu haben Das Buch ist spannendund wie Und das obwohl die Story an sich recht klein gehalten wurde.
I love finding new places to get books And the Dollar Tree might be my favorite Sure, most of the selection is lame A lot of political books, children s books and cheesy romance novels But on occasion I find one that looks interesting enough to throw down the 1.08 And even if it doesn t turn out to be a book I love, I can pass it on and it didn t cost me an arm and a leg Have I mentioned how cheap I am So here we go Within the first few pages I wasn t feeling great about this book Maybe there is [...]
Obwohl nicht spektakul r keine Toten, Folterszenen oder hnliches ist der Auftakt des neuen Buches von Jiliane Hoffman gelungen Ein Psychopath beobachtet die 13j hrige Lainey und tritt ber ein Pseudonym mittels Internet mit ihr in Kontakt Ein hei er Flirt entfaltet sich, ein Treffen bahnt sich an und die Lesenden zittern mit, weil sie ahnen was geschehen wird Doch das war s dann f r die n chsten 100 Seiten mit der Spannung Ausf hrlich wird die Suche nach der verschwunden Lainey beschrieben, es fo [...]
17 September 2016 My little sister knew I was a crime thriller geek when I first started reading as a hobby So, she gave me a task to see whether I m able to find out who the psycho is in this book I took up her challenge and read it without hesitation.The book introduced us to our victim and was immediately being held captive is less than 5 chapters So, this is where we are being introduced to our investigator and the plot starts to flow I m quite fond of the writing because this book is writte [...]
This is a hard book to read due to the subject manner, kidnapped kids, and a hard book to review without spoiling one little fact, which I will do later.Bobby seems like a dedicated professional working in a field that rarely has happy endings Bobby works in a specialized department that tracks missing kids It is a thankless job, where often you find bodies, but Bobby is so good he has earned the nickname The Shepherd because he often finds even those lost cases It is really hard not to like him [...]
Bobby Dees ist alles andere als perfekt, aber gerade deswegen hatte er bei mir schon auf den ersten Seiten von M dchenf nger einen Stein im Brett Ich kann mit m nnlichen Charakteren eh besser und das habe ich beim Lesen auch von Seite zu Seite gemerkt.Jilliane Hoffman kann super Thriller schreiben und ich mag an ihr, dass sie auch die Nebengeschichten nicht vergisst Ihre Charaktere haben Ecken und Kanten und wenn das eigene Kind seit 1 Jahr vermisst wird, hat selbst ein erfahrener Cop wie Dees s [...]
I really enjoyed this book This is one that I couldn t put down The author constantly kept you guessing I love stories where the reader knows than the authorities in the story Even though we knew where Lainey was the whole time, it was great guessing if she would ever be found I m not sure how I feel about the Katy in the crawlspace not ending up being Dees daughter It seemed Hoffman thought readers would find Dees daughter s dissapearance being related to Picasso too farfetched, and changed up [...]