The Toy Taker

The Toy Taker

by Luke Delaney

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Outside the house, it's cold and dark.

Inside, where it's warm, children are sleeping.

D.I. Sean Corrigan might have a tiny new office at Scotland Yard and a huge new beat—all of London—but the job is the same. His team has a knack for catching the sickest criminals on either side of the Thames, thanks in large part to Corrigan's uncanny ability to place himself inside the mind of a predator.

But he just can't get a read on this new case. Four-year-old George Bridgeman went to sleep in his bedroom in a leafy London suburb . . . and wasn't there in the morning. No tripped alarms. No broken windows. No sign of forced entry or struggle.

As his investigation zeroes in on a suspect, Corrigan's gut tells him it doesn't add up. Then another child is taken. Now someone's toying with Corrigan. And the game is about to turn deadly.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062219503
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 07/28/2015
Pages: 544
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Luke Delaney joined the Metropolitan Police Service in the late 1980s, and his first posting was to an inner city area of South East London notorious for high levels of crime and extreme violence. He later joined CID, where he investigated murders ranging from those committed by fledgling serial killers to gangland assassinations.

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The Toy Taker 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it
Autumn2 More than 1 year ago
I received this book to give an honest review. The cover is what drew me into the book now this is book three and I didn't know that at the time of reading it which is okay. I think the book is good as a standalone even though some of D.I. Corrigan's past gets brought in from time to time, it just makes you wonder who exactly this character is. Corrigan ends up getting moved to the Scotland Yard after just solving a huge case, of course his team isn't too happy about the move because of the commute. Not even fully there a whole day then he gets a case that he has to solve. A little boy goes missing from his home there are no signs of force entry or foul play so where is he? Corrigan seems to have a talent for getting inside the heads of criminals which I think is awesome and must be hard to do. As time is dwindling down he is getting heat from above him to solve the case or he is out of there. Goodness don't they know it is hard to just find someone who is kidnapping children when they are living nothing behind? While searching for George the little boy who went missing another child, then another child all end up missing but what is the thing that connects them all? It is something I didn't even think of. I enjoyed how we never find out who the person is until the middle-end of the book. Corrigan is a strong character in this book and trying to see him balance home life (which doesn't seem to be going too good) and solving a case seems hard to do but he does it. I found the plot to be good and mysterious, the writing style done wonderfully and the characters great. I plan on reading more from this author.