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The Abduction by A.A. Chaudhuri
Source: The Reading Closet
About The Book
Cramer and Carver are back…
Madeline Kramer has finally got her life back on track at top City law firm Sullivan, Blake, Monroe. But when two armed, masked men burst into a conference room one lunchtime, kidnapping inept trainee, Charlotte Dempsey, and popular head of litigation, Richard Barker, Maddy’s life is plunged into disarray once more—particularly when charismatic DCI Jake Carver, who caught a heartless killer when they last met and with whom Maddy shared a mutual chemistry, is called to the scene.
Things become more complicated when a disturbing video reveals two more trainees, Matthew Gerard and Stephen Baines, have been taken. What initially appears as a random kidnapping for mercenary gain soon evolves into something far more complex, the horrifying events of thirty years ago motivating the abductors and having colossal implications for those in the present…
Against a backdrop of sleaze, sex, lies and murder in The Abduction, Maddy and Carver must work together to unravel the truth, and ensure that no crimes—past or present—are left unpunished.
Who doesn’t love a good thriller? I’ll say from the beginning that I “read” this story from an audiobook, and I loved it! Full of twists and interesting characters it was impossible to stop listening.
This is the second book from the series ‘Kramer & Carver’, you can read it as standalone, but believe me, they are so good that starting from the beginning will only double the fun. Because who doesn’t love a good lawyer, Madeline Kramer, who has a magnet for trouble? She thinks her life has returned to a peaceful tranquility at a top law firm when some armed men enter to kidnap two workers… As you can imagine, things are not as “easy” as they seem and the case will take a turn when some things from the past are mixed in the case. But don’t worry, the best of the best are working in the case, there will be deception, turns and lies… but the truth will be revealed, believe me.
I have to say that I really liked the characters of this book, Madeleine and DCI Jake Carver have chemistry together and they make the story more interesting and with a human touch.
I can’t wait to read (or listen to) a new adventure from these two characters, I am sure their new adventure will be amazing too.
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About The Author
A.A. Chaudhuri is a former City lawyer. Born and raised in Portsmouth, Hampshire, she now lives in Surrey, where she writes full time.
Once a highly ranked British junior tennis player, competing in the national championships and a member of the national squad, she went on to tour the women’s professional satellite circuit as a teenager and achieved a world ranking of 650.
After returning to full-time education, she gained a BA Honours 2:1 in History at University College London, and a commendation in both the Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course at the London College of Law, before training as a solicitor at City firm Norton Rose and then practising as a commercial litigator at two other City firms, Kendall Freeman and Travers Smith.
She left law in 2008 to pursue her passion for writing and in 2010 passed the NCTJ fast-track newspaper journalism course, in respect of which she was awarded The Oxford University Press Public Affairs Award for the most outstanding public affairs central government paper.
In 2013 and 2014 she self-published two women’s fiction novels under the name Alexandra Sage: Love & Limoncello and the sequel Love & Loss. Love & Limoncello has sold more than ten thousand copies to date, reaching number 53 in the Amazon Kindle Bestsellers List in October 2014.
THE SCRIBE and THE ABDUCTION, published in July and December 2019, are her first crime book series, plunging readers into London’s glamorous legal world and featuring series’ heroine, Maddy Kramer, fiction’s first female City lawyer amateur sleuth, who teams up with charismatic DCI Jake Carver to solve a gruesome series of murders and a puzzling abduction.
She also contributed a short story, The Encounter, to Lume Books’ crime anthology. GIVEN IN EVIDENCE, published May 2020
She has also written four standalone crime novels, yet to be released.
Besides being an avid reader, she enjoys fitness, films, anything Italian and a good margarita