Gregg Bell has written a thriller called “Saving Baby”. This is the story of a teenager, seventeen-year-old Annie Rebarchek, who answers an ad to be a nanny for the son of a multibillionaire in their town. When she goes to the home for an interview, she hears the baby crying and to her this is not just a “boredome” cry. It seems to her that the baby is hurting and she wants to go to him to help. The father is adamant that the baby is fine and that the crying is discipline. Annie is turned down for the job, but decides that she has to help the baby and tries again. She is hired, but is warned that she is to do things the way the father wants her to. In desperation, Annie kidnaps the child and enlists the help of a couple of friends to help her hide. Although this novel is fast-paced and had all the elements of a thriller; car chases, helpful journalists, special operatives, killings, and on and on, I didn’t feel that this story was real. First of all, a seventeen-year-old girl would probably have no knowledge of how to evade criminals, nor know how to use a gun, nor know exactly how to cover her tracks. I must say that I enjoyed the suspense, I read this book tongue-in-cheek. It was just not believable even as fiction.
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