In Graham Smith‘s debut crime novel, Snatched From Home, Nicholas Foulkes’ gambling debts lead to the kidnapping of his children. Meanwhile, unorthodox DI Harry Evans is due to retire and is showing the ropes to his priggish replacement. The two strands then cleverly intertwine.
Smith smartly leads us into the book through the point of view of the victims before introducing Harry Evans, who is a great creation. Smith balances tension and humour perfectly in this fast-paced and frequently hilarious novel.
Gripping and gritty but never grim, Graham Smith’s Snatched From Home is an immensely enjoyable crime thriller that is highly recommended.