11-year-old Joey has a liarâs reputation so, when he tells his family he just saw the class bully being kidnapped, they donât believe him. Even his call to the police is considered a joke. As Joey persists in trying to get help he finally gains the trust of his family. What he didnât expect was to also gain the kidnappers attention. He becomes their next target.
The good news: this book is a clean read. No overt violence, swearing, or sexuality. The not so bad news: a seasoned reader will find the plot predictable and lackluster. Which makes this book a choice for kids (most likely boys) who enjoy a short, simple, and not too scary mystery read.