Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Cruelty to Innocents

 By CK Webb and DJ Weaver

About the book:

Someone’s abducting children from 911 emergency scenes in Aberdeen Maryland, while their parents call for help and lend aid to accident victims. Someone who’s also listening in, is a monster and vicious child abductor. In the midst of the chaos and confusion of the scene, that monster slips in and steals the innocent children leaving behind no trace for authorities.

About the authors:

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 children. She loves preying on the fears of others and killing the legal way ... in her writing. She has just completed her debut novel, Cruelty to Innocents, which she co-wrote with her best friend and mother DJ Weaver. CK spends her time reading and writing and is one-half of the duo who run WebbWeaver website and blog.

DJ Weaver is a fledgling author who has recently completed her first novel Cruelty to Innocents, which she co-wrote with her daughter and best friend CK Webb.
In her spare time, DJ developed and now maintains WebbWeaver - Books, Movies & Music Reviewed blog and WebbWeaver website, where published authors are regularly interviewed. She also serves as co-chairman of WebbWeaver Book Club.
DJ is originally from Pascagoula, Mississippi, but relocated to north Mississippi in 1980. She attended MS University for Woman and MS State University, studying paralegalism and human resources management. She makes her home in Millport, AL

Just my opinion:
What an amazing book! I always enjoy a good mystery-thriller and this one is right up there with the best. It’s fast-paced and gripping.

This is the story of someone who kidnaps children from the scenes of emergencies – car wrecks, fires, etc. Parents are usually distracted by what’s going on, especially those who have taken first aid and CPR classes. They are quick to help and it only takes a few moments of turning their backs on their children for the young ones to disappear, taken from the scene by the kidnapper.

It’s a fascinating study into the mind of a mad man as you hear the words he tells himself each time he takes a child … how he promised himself the previous one was the last, how beautiful the child is and how easy it will be to love the child.

It’s also a story of learning to lean on and trust others in times of need, of believing in friendship and love and letting others help you when you are the most vulnerable.

This really is a great story and I know you’ll enjoy it. In fact, those who comment on this review will be eligible to receive a e-book of Cruelty to Innocents. I will draw the winning name tomorrow evening and send the link to pick up your free copy. Good luck!

To learn more about these two women authors and their writing, visit the WebbWeaver website or their blog.


Suko said...

Excellent review, LuAnn! What kind of a monster would strike during emergencies?!

WebbWeaver said...

Thanks so much for the lovely review LuAnn. We really appreciate you taking the time to help out on this blog tour. You're wonderful.
DJ Weaver