A kidnapping but only one girl will be freed, depending on which set of parents pay the most money. Another race against time whilst D.I. Kim Stone solves the mystery. Once it got going it was hard to put down and I must confess to getting the culprit wrong! Kim is no more likeable this time round but it is all part of her "charm". Hope we will see more of the negotiator, Matt Ward, in future books - someone able to handle the abrasive Kim. This is another well written, gritty book by Ms Marsons which certainly held my attention. I'm already looking forward to Kim Stone's next case!