Thursday, May 26, 2011

Cruelty to Innocents: The 911 Abductions by CK Webb and DJ Weaver, Review and Give Away

Book Review AND Giveaway

About the book:
Who’s abducting children from 911 emergency scenes?

What if you were in your car alone with your small child and you came upon an emergency scene? Would you stop to help? What if, while you are trying to assist a victim of an accident or mugging, you left your young child alone in the car, thinking he or she would be safe. What if, instead of help, the call to 911 brought a terrifying, sinister result?

Someone’s abducting children from 911 emergency scenes in Aberdeen Maryland, while their parents call for help and lend aid to accident victims. Someone who’s also listening in, is a monster and vicious child abductor. In the midst of the chaos and confusion of the scene, that monster slips in and steals the innocent children leaving behind no trace for authorities.

Sloanne Kelly is unprepared for what awaits in her hometown as she travels back to Maryland. Her goddaughter is one of the victims and the clock is ticking. Together with her best friend and a local fireman, Shawn Tyler, Sloanne will face the most insidious of criminals and fight to recover the children before there is anymore, Cruelty to Innocents.

My Review:

            The story line captivates you and holds you bound to your chair with the reality of the subject; child abduction. The writers bring you into the lives of the characters and you feel their pain as clearly, as if you were sitting on the sofa next to them.
            Everyone would like to be a Good Samaritan. It is human nature. We all feel the need to help someone in misery. This book makes you question good deeds. The book leaves you weighing the simple phrase “should I or shouldn’t I help” when you see someone in distress. Do you grab your children and pretend not to see someone in need of help; or do you take the risk to turn your back for only a second...
            This book will make you look around you, into the faces of those you trust most, and have you wondering if you really know who they are.
            I figured out who the villain was the first time he can onto the scene, which left me a little disappointed; but maybe that was intentional because right when you think you have it all wrapped up, you are hoisted into the air and thrown against a wall with the surprise you didn’t see coming. I liked that.
            The book dialog was good. I was a little thrown by the simplicity of the dialogue between the heroine and the hero. It seemed a little out of place in the seriousness of the book. My dad is a retired law enforcement officer and I am married to a retired law enforcement officer so I enjoyed solving the clues along with the characters.
            Overall, the book was extremely good; and with the surprise ending, I am definitely anticipating the second book in the series. I recommend this book.

The Authors:
CK Webb
CK Webb was born and raised in Mississippi and dreamed of writing like the greats; Emily Bronte, Edgar Allen Poe and Stephen King, to name a few. CK joined the US Navy and traveled the world, but eventually returned to settle down in the tiny town of Millport, Alabama. A self-proclaimed ‘reformed bad girl’, this thirty-something writer now shares her life with her husband and two beautiful children. CK also enjoys spending time with her friends, family and book club. Although CK delights in preying on the fears of others and enjoys killing people…thankfully she does it the legal way; in her novels. She has just completed the first two novels in the 'Innocents' series which she co-wrote with her best-friend and mother, DJ Weaver. CK writes in a variety of other genres and also writes articles and book reviews for Suspense Magazine.

 DJ Weaver
  DJ Weaver originally hails from Pascagoula Mississippi, but relocated to north Mississippi in 1980. She took courses at Mississippi University for Woman andMississippi State University, studying paralegalism and Human Resources Management and has worked in the clerical field for twenty-five years.
DJ, along with her daughter and best friend, CK Webb, recently completed the first two in the three-novel Innocents series. She also writes in a variety of other genres.
When she isn‘t writing, DJ develops and maintains WebbWeaver Review blog, where she reviews books and interviews published authors regularly. She serves as co-chairwoman of WebbWeaver Book Club and also writes book reviews forSuspense Magazine.DJ is a 50-something year old mother and grandmother who now works part-time and makes her home in Millport Alabama.

CK's Facebook fanpage & Twitter

DJ'S Facebook fanpage & Twitter

Disclaimer / Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of the book with no obligation for a positive review. No compensation - monetary or in kind - has been obtained for this post. Cover art and book description courtesy of the author, publisher, or PR firm. 

The book is available for purchase at the following locations: 

Amazon (US & UK & DE)
Barnes and Noble
Also on Individual Mobile Apps for Apple, Android, Windows Phone 7 and WebOS.

I know that everyone is anxious to find out how to win a copy of the 
fabulous book so here it is.


To win Cruelty to Innocents: The 911 Abductions in e-book format,
here is what you have to do.


1. Be a follower of this blog.
2. Follow me on Face book: My Life. One Story at a Time.
3. Let me know why you would love to win a copy and please include your email address with your commentYou can use the words (at) and (dot) instead of the symbols if you prefer. The giveaway will end on May 30th and I will notify the winner by email.


Must be 18 years old. This giveaway is international!! Everyone is eligible!
You have 48 hours to reply to my email, if not I'll have no other choice but to contact someone else for the prize.
Please leave an email in the comment section so I can reach you if you win, no email no winner.

I will post the winner of the giveaway on Tuesday, May 31, 2011.

Good Luck!


  1. I feel bad entering, since I won a copy of Mistakes, but...your review makes it sound so darn good! I think I have to!
    Best of luck everybody else :)

  2. If you do not enter - I'll have to figure out how to enter you! Hope you win! Good luck!

  3. So interesting and scary! The title absolutely grabbed me.

  4. 1. Be a follower of this blog. Done - Mandie Stevens
    2. Follow me on Face book: My Life. One Story at a Time. Yep - mandie Stevens

    Looks so good! time4mommy at gmail dot com

  5. Hi Donna! :)
    Fantastic review, you definitely got me interested! This book sounds like a thrilling and captivating read and I would love to enter the giveaway!


    Thank you so much!

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  7. Hi,
    I am already a follower of your blog. I am now following on facebook.

    I would love to win a copy of this book as it is something close to my heart. I work in law enforcement too, and also do voluntary work with the Youth Offending Team and hate that people sit by and moan but do nothing to help, that's why I became a volunteer. Therefore the subject matter of this book interests me greatly. Thanks for the opportunity of entering.
    Lisa1301 [dot] hardy [at] ntlworld [dot] com

  8. Wow, this book sounds fantastic!
    Your review was wonderful, this is something I will definitely be adding to my list.
    Amanda :)

  9. This does sound like a good story! I enjoyed your review. I'm also excited that you're giving away an ebook version. If I win, I'll try to review it for my website as well.

  10. Donna, thanks so much for following my blog! I came over to check yours out, and it's amazing! :)

    I am a follower of your blog.

    I also follow you on facebook.

    And, I would love to win a copy, because it sounds like an edge of the seat/can't put down type of book, and that's the kind I like!


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  12. I like your review of this novel and need more good summer reads. GFC Krystal Larson edysicecreamlover18ATgmailDOTcom fb follower Lindsay Ann

  13. hi Donna! thanks for the invite. i'm waiting for my copy of that book in the mail. i hope i get it soon. c",)

  14. Hey Donna!
    Thanks for inviting me to join your contest! I'd love to win this book because it looks intense and i love intense!

  15. Thanks for the wonderful review of our novel. Hope the winner of the book really likes it too. You guys have a great weekend!
    DJ Weaver

  16. Thanks everyone for commenting and entering the give away. Drawing will be tonight and winner will be posted tomorrow.

    Thanks to DJ Weaver for visiting and commenting! Great book and I am looking forward to book 2.

  17. Hello! Donna...
    Thanks, for stopping by my blog and leaving a very nice comment and compliment too!
    [postscript:I'm so sorry about the delay in responding.
    By the way, I will take your button with me on my way out Of your "door."]
    Take care!
    deedee ;-D


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