Four babies have been kidnapped from four different maternity wards in Tel Aviv. With not a single lead to follow, all investigators can do is wait patiently for the suspect they call ‘the Babysitter’ to make their next move.
Four weeks earlier, on a quiet street, a medical studentwent out for a run and was killed by a hit and run driver.
Then a second student went out and never returned. Daphne Dagan, a young, talented police officer, is first to realise that the hit and run and the kidnappings are related.
But she’s also in the middle of her own battle – a recurring nightmare that’s been haunting her for years.
The strain of dealing with a real-life killer and kidnapper during the day, and the man who murders her in her sleep
each night drive her into a place of darkness and despair from which she must escape if she is to catch ‘The Babysitter’.
This is a book that intrigued and confused me from start to finish!
The author allows us to follow every step the culprit takes, but it remains hidden until the end why they do what they do. I can assure you it’s sick and they are seriously disturbed. On the one hand I had chills running down my spine, but on the other hand I understood why he did what he did if you delve into their past.
Daphne is a member of the forensic team. She is determined to delve into this case and put the bad guys where they belong: behind bars. She does everything she can, but the case is not easy to crack open. Moreover she struggles with her own past. There is a demon who won’t let go, but she decides to take care of him once and for all.
I had a bit of a love/hate relationship with this book. Well, hate is a too harsh. It was more a love/not my cup of tea feeling. I loved the part about the investigation and I really enjoyed trying to figure out what was going on. I failed, course. ;). The part I struggled with was about Daphne. It was too confusing for me. I was very intrigued by the technique that was being explained. I had never heard about it and I learned something which is always a good thing too. 🙂
In a nutshell: a great book. I loved the way the author describes everything in detail and keeps the reader waiting. The culprit was a genius and a master planner. If you can invent a story like this, you must be a genius too. 4 stars
Thank you, Nir Hezroni and Legend Press
About the author
Nir Hezroni was born in Jerusalem. His first two thrillers, were sold in 2-book deals in six territories and have been
optioned for film by Sony Pictures Television Inc. He now lives with his family near Tel-Aviv.