This is another story by Karin Slaughter, my copy of ‘Criminal’ contained the short story ‘Snatched’. In my opinion it’s quite strange, ‘Criminal’ is book six, but ‘Snatched’ is story #5,5 in the Will Trent storyline. It’s kind of strange that it was added to the back of the book since no one would read it before starting reading ‘Criminal’.
The story is kind of a standalone story. Let’s analyze it, first of all it’s short, just about 60 to 70 pages I think. Besides that it was quite an easy read – one page after another was turned and I think it only took me an evening, maybe a little more. It was one of those stories where you just need to keep on reading, you want to know what happens.
Will Trent did something to piss Amanda off and he’s paying for it by being on Airport duty, the last place he wants to be on a good day. And to top it off he’s in the airport bathroom of all places when a man and a young girl come in. Suddenly he hears the girl saying little girl to the man that she wants to go home. Of course she could just be a home-sick or traveling with her dad and missing her mom. But Will immediately knows that something isn’t right, this is not a little homesick girl who wants to go back home. This is a kidnapping.
With time running out quickly all he can do is call in the order to shut down the entire airport – the last thing you want to do when you are at a busy airport but he has no real choice if he wants to make sure that he can safe the girl.
If you have a chance to read this story and you like Karin Slaughter’s writing I would definitely recommend reading this short! It’s a quick read but that doesn’t make it any less interesting or less intense.
This review is a lot shorter than the reviews I usually write, however since we’re dealing with a short story I think that’s okay. Of course I don’t want to give away too many details.