When a child like her own newly adopted daughter is abducted, WPC Jane Velalley shares the long cruel hours of waiting and hoping with the distraught mother.
Searching for clues in a race against time, escalating emotional distress and criminal activity, and with her own home life in turmoil, Velalley must use all her energy and wits and still hold tight to everything she loves and values most herself.
Child protection is a tough job. Could you do it?
Michelle Magorian, author of Goodnight Mr Tom says:
HOLD TIGHT is unputdownable! It is like a novel and a screenplay rolled into one. I could see the depressing, run down areas around Southampton and I desperately wanted WPC Velalley to find Angie. I could feel the pain of the young mother and I was nauseated by the locust-like journalists. I was drawn into Velalley’s exhausting juggling of career, marriage and child care, and felt the frustration of the police when they appeared to be getting no where…
HOLD TIGHT had me on the reading equivalent of being on the edge of my seat. It is so good. I wish there was a TV Company in Southampton who could adapt it.