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Trapped by Nick Louth – Book Review



Two desperate criminals. Something she never saw coming. A searing suspense thriller from bestselling author Nick Louth.

In Manchester, two hardened gang members on the run take Catherine Blake and her one-year-old son hostage at gunpoint. She is in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Held in a Transit van, Catherine needs a plan fast. But it means diving into her captors’ risk-drenched world, and playing them at their own game.

Catherine has been through cancer, miscarriages and five draining years of IVF in order to have her son Ethan. He is the most precious thing in the world. She may be terrified out of her wits, but she’d do anything to protect him. Anything, no matter the cost…

Brace yourself.

A nerve-shredding suspense thriller you won’t believe until you have experienced it yourself, Trapped is perfect for fans of Cara Hunter, JP Delaney and Rachel Abbott.



Set in Manchester, the story really centres around Catherine Blake, wife to Geoff and mother to young baby Ethan. While Geoff is shopping for supplies for a Kurdish meal, Catherine is outside in the car with Ethan……then all hell breaks out….

Two members of the Moss Side Mafia need a car in a hurry, so they jump in Catherine’s and take off with her and baby Ethan still inside….Geoff runs after them in a desperate panic…..but this ends badly.

What follows is one of the most intense, non-stop tension and violence filled tales I’ve ever read……my heart was in my mouth at times and I felt Catherine’s fear…..every sweaty palmed moment of it. What would you do to keep your precious baby safe when surrounded by such viciousness…? 

Nick Louth’s powerful, descriptive and emotion filled writing brings this to tension filled life in a totally gripping, surprising and heart wrenching tale. I loved every minute…….

Thank you to Canelo for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour and for the promotional materials and a free copy of the ebook  in exchange for my honest, unbiased review.

buy a copy here ( Amazon UK link)



Title: Trapped

Author Name: Nick Louth

Previous Books (if applicable): The Body in the Marsh, The Body on the Shore and Heartbreaker

Genre: Thriller

Release Date: 28th January 2019



Nick Louth is a best-selling thriller writer, award-winning financial journalist and an investment commentator. A 1979 graduate of the London School of Economics, he went on to become a Reuters foreign correspondent in 1987. It was an experience at a medical conference in Amsterdam in 1992, while working for Reuters, that gave him the inspiration for Bite, which was self-published in 2007 and went on to become the UK No. 1 Kindle best-seller for several weeks in 2014 before being snapped up by Sphere. It has sold a third of a million copies, and been translated into six languages.

The terrorism thriller Heartbreaker was published in June 2014 and received critical acclaim from Amazon readers, with a 4.6 out of 5 stars on over 100 reviews. Mirror Mirror, subtitled  ‘When evil and beauty collide’ was published in June 2016. The Body in the Marsh, a crime thriller, is being published by Canelo in September 2017.

Freelance since 1998, he has been a regular contributor to the Financial Times, Investors Chronicle and Money Observer, and has published seven other books. Nick Louth is married and lives in Lincolnshire.

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