Life in Review: “The Dispatcher” by Ryan David Jahn + Giveaway!
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The Dispatcher by Ryan David Jahn is a fast-paced thrill-ride with very intense suspense that will keep you completely glued to the pages from start to end.
Ian Hunt is a police dispatcher in the tiny little town of Bulls Mouth, Texas. It’s a pretty boring job since nothing much ever happens in the tiny little East Texas town. Until one day he answers a 9-1-1 call and it’s his daughter, Maggie, on the other end. The daughter who was kidnapped 7 years ago. Ian never gave up hope that she was still out there alive somewhere, and now after all of these years he hears her voice. But, before he can get to her, he has to listen to her screams as her kidnapper snatches her back again. Once again she has vanished into thin air without a trace. Ian doesn’t care what it takes, his sole purpose in life is to find Maggie and get her back.
I very highly recommend this book! I was immediately hooked and did not want to put the book down for a second. The author keeps you in such intense suspense, hanging on the edge of your seat the whole way through. I also loved his characters. Ian hasn’t had much to live for these last few years after his daughter’s disappearance, and he is just going through the motions day in and day out. As a parent myself, I could only imagine, and I was rooting for Ian throughout the whole story. Maggie has been trapped in her Nightmare World for seven years, but she has survived and she is strong and determined to be free one day. It is an excellent read that draws you in and consumes you. Once you start this one you’re not going to be able to put it down! This is the first book that I have read by this author but I am definitely an instant fan. I’m hoping to get a chance to read his previous book, Good Neighbors, as well.
The phone rings. It’s your daughter. She’s been dead for four months. So begins Ian Hunt’s fight to get his daughter back. Hunt is a police dispatcher in the small East Texas town of Bulls Mouth. The call comes at the end of his shift, and it’s from his daughter, Maggie. Maggie, whose funeral he recently attended.
The call is cut-off by the man who snatched Maggie from her bedroom seven years ago. Up until that moment, the assumption was that Maggie had been murdered, but Ian has never given up hope of finding her. A basic description of the kidnapper is all Ian has to go on.
The trail leads to a local couple, but this is just the start of Ian’s battle to get his daughter back. What follows is a bullet-strewn cross-country chase along Interstate 10, from Texas to California.
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About Ryan David Jahn
Ryan David Jahn won the Crime Writers Association debut novel prize for Good Neighbors (Penguin, 2011). He left school at sixteen to work in a record store and subsequently joined the army. Since 2004 he has worked in television and film. He grew up in Arizona, Texas, and California and recently moved from Los Angeles to Louisville, Kentucky, where he plans to set his next novel.
For more info about Ryan and his work, please visit his website, www.ryandavidjahn.com.
Ryan David Jahn’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:
Monday, February 13th: Chaotic Compendiums
Tuesday, February 14th: Ted Lehmann’s Bluegrass, Books, and Brainstorms
Thursday, February 16th: A Bookworm’s World
Monday, February 20th: Life in Review
Wednesday, February 22nd: Reading on a Rainy Day
Wednesday, February 29th: Dan’s Journal
Thursday, March 1st: Wordsmithonia
Monday, March 5th: Book Reviews by Elizabeth A. White
Tuesday, March 6th: Man of La Book
Wednesday, March 7th: Unabridged Chick
Thursday, March 8th: Crime Fiction Lover
Monday, March 12th: Book Addict Katie
Tuesday, March 13th: The House of Crime and Mystery
Wednesday, March 14th: A Library of My Own
Thursday, March 15th: Mockingbird Hill Cottage
Monday, March 19th: Raging Bibliomania
Wednesday, March 21st: Fiction Addict
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