The Kidnapping of Susie Q - Martin WaddellLondon, Boston & Sydney: Walker Books, 1999, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper nicked at the top corner of the upper panel, a decent copy otherwise.
From the cover: “You weren’t supposed to be in it. It wasn’t supposed to be like this at all. It’s all gone wrong…
At 4. 35 one afternoon Suzie Quinn and her mum dash into their local supermarket for a quick shop. Their plan is to be in and out as fast as possible, for they are on their way to meet Suzie’s sister Ruth off the bus from Belfast. At 4. 43, while Suzie waits at the checkout, two robbers hold up the store. They too have planned a speedy getaway. But no one has planned for what happens next: after a brief struggle, Suzie finds herself taken hostage by the desperate gang. Now she is Suzie Q, headline kidnap victim, and must summon every ounce of courage and cunning to survive.
Award-winning author Martin Waddell has written a tense, dramatic thriller that explores the plight of Suzie and her family — and of her dangerously confused kidnappers.”