Little Girl Gone by Gerry Schmitt
Hello 2017! What better way to start of this year than with a thriller. I devoured Little Girl Gone in about three days because it has the ability to make you want to keep turning each page so you can figure out what happens next. The premise centers on a kidnapped three month old baby right from her crib at home (time to get better babysitters!) and has protagonist Afton Tangler working alongside the detectives in the Minneapolis police department to figure out who the culprit is. Unfortunately as the novel goes on, Afton realizes that this baby abduction is not an isolated incident and tries to connect the links. Some of my favorite elements of this book: different character perspectives in alternating chapters (you get to read from the criminal too), a female protagonist, and a creepy woman obsessed with lifelike baby dolls (throwback to Chucky). This novel is the first in a series and reminds me of a James Patterson book, but better!