• Publisher : Hookline Books (8 Mar. 2021)
• Language : English
• Paperback : 196 pages
• ISBN-10 : 1838057919
• ISBN-13 : 978-1838057916
Where do the disappeared go?
The girls and women who vanish, seldom to resurface.
Allen Kimbo, a freelance reporter, believes there is a network of men who guard their “taken” and keep the silence that surrounds such deeds.
An email lures him to Eastern Europe, to a meeting of the Takers and Keepers.
His girlfriend, Emily, pleads with him not to go.
In Belgrade more is revealed than he had thought possible.
Back at home, Emily is missing.
The Takers and Keepers by Ivan Pope is a story that revolves around human trafficking. A dark and disturbing tale of very despicable acts. Admittedly, this is a hard one to read because of subject matter, but the writing is absolutely excellent.
This feels very real. Like this was based on true events, which makes it that much more scary. This is one of those crime stories that can upset some readers, so just know, this isn’t light.
I enjoyed it though. “Enjoy” is probably not the right word, but I’m sure you know what I mean. This was a very well written crime novel that kept me invested and on the edge of my seat.
Powerful and thought-provoking! Recommended for sure.
*I received a free copy of this book from Random Things Tours to review honestly on the blog tour. All opinions are my own and unbiased.*
Ivan Pope is a writer, artist and long-distance cyclist who lives in Brighton.
He graduated from Goldsmiths College Fine Art BA with the YBA generation and was involved with a number of early internet developments in the UK and across the world.
He invented the cybercafe at London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts and founded the world’s first web magazine, The World Wide Web Newsletter.
He has taught at art colleges in London, Newport and Brighton.
He is now a writer of fiction and creative non-fiction.
He is currently undertaking a PhD in creative non-fiction at Plymouth University.
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