Welcome to TLC Book Tours’ blog tour of Ryan David Jahn’s THE DISPATHCHER. First, I would like everyone to keep Ryan and his wife in their prayers. His wife had breast cancer two years ago, and they just found out the cancer has returned and metastasized to her bones and liver. The tour is continuing but Ryan David is not participating with any guest posts or interviews.
Now on with the tour…
The phone rings. It’s your daughter. She’s been dead for four months. So begins Ian Hunt’s fight to get his daughter back. Hunt is a police dispatcher in the small East Texas town of Bulls Mouth. The call comes at the end of his shift, and it’s from his daughter, Maggie. Maggie, whose funeral he recently attended.
The call is cut-off by the man who snatched Maggie from her bedroom seven years ago. Up until that moment, the assumption was that Maggie had been murdered, but Ian has never given up hope of finding her. A basic description of the kidnapper is all Ian has to go on.
The trail leads to a local couple, but this is just the start of Ian’s battle to get his daughter back. What follows is a bullet-strewn cross-country chase along Interstate 10, from Texas to California.
An action-packed thriller whose East Texas setting evokes No Country for Old Men and whose story calls to mind that of Jaycee Dugard, THE DISPATCHER is sure to keep readers hooked until the very last page.
Ian Hunt receives a call while working as a police dispatcher and the caller is his daughter. His daughter that went missing seven years earlier and was recently legally declared dead. Before he could get any information, the call is cut off and she disappears again. For the past seven years, he hasn’t given up hope that is daughter is alive and now he will do anything to get her back!
The Dispatcher grabbed me from the first page since that’s when the phone call is received. It slows a little as character development takes place and the premise becomes more defined. But when Ian gives it all up to go after the abductor of his daughter, everything speeds up and the action unfolds. I enjoyed this book, but also thought some parts were a little unrealistic (some scenes seemed like they belong in a movie) but that didn’t stop me reading and getting fascinated by this thrill ride of a novel.