Cache a Predator: A Geocaching Mystery

If you’re a regular reader then you may remember that my family began Geocaching last Spring. We really enjoy it – it’s a great way to get out in the countryside with the children and it takes us to places we might not otherwise visit.

So when I was given the opportunity to read a new book Cache a Predator – A Geocaching Mystery, I jumped at the chance. I love mysteries, I love Geocaching; what could be better?

As mysteries go, this is a good one. It kept me reading and when I had to stop for real life, I wanted to be back into it ASAP. It’s not really a Geocaching mystery though. Don’t get me wrong, Geocaching features in the story, but that’s not what this mystery is about. It featured enough that I may never go Caching again, for fear of what I might find, but it wasn’t central to the story – the story could just as easily have taken place with no reference to Geocaching.
The story is mostly told in the third person, except for the times when we see the story through the eyes of the Predator referenced in the title. I found those sections quite creepy to be honest, but I think that was intentional.
The story is fairly simple, but there are lots of layers and twists to it, making a simple story seem far more complex. The main characters are reasonably likeable. I was sympathetic towards Brett from the start, but it took a while to decide if I actually liked him. Sarah was difficult; sometimes I really liked her, like when she was with Quinn, but at other times I found her odd (and the whole initial attraction thing between her and Brett really gave me the creeps).
The character I liked most was Clay. Kind, caring, in control. You’d have to be an idiot to mess with him.
Overall this was an enjoyable read (if enjoyable is the right word to apply to this story; I suspect it’s not). It was a good read, kept me interested (not a single page where I felt the need to skim through lots of descriptive passages about the colour of the sea etc) and I would recommend it to anyone who likes mysteries.

Cache a Predator is a geocaching thriller about a father’s love, justice, and the unhinged game of hide-the-cache.

Officer Brett Reed will do anything to gain custody of his five-year-old daughter, Quinn. But when a judge grants Brett’s drug-addicted ex-wife custody and slaps him with a protective order for losing his temper, he fears for Quinn’s safety. Who will protect her now?

When Quinn is found abandoned on the streets, she’s placed in a temporary foster home until Child Protective Services can complete an assessment. It should only take a few days.

But a lot can happen in a few days.

Especially when there’s a deranged psychopath on the loose, someone who’s attacking pedophiles, someone who wants to protect children like Quinn, and someone who’s planting body parts in geocaching sites.

This book is hidden in cache sites all over the US and Canada with the goal for it to travel to all 50 states. It’s mission is to spread awareness of child abuse and how it harms victims, families, and communities.

Buy the Book from……    Barnes and Noble

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2 comments on “Cache a Predator: A Geocaching Mystery

  1. I was so enthralled with this book I actually still miss it now, will definitely be reading it again xx

  2. M. Weidenbenner on said:

    Hi Mahala – (Love that name!) Thanks for reading my book and sharing a review. So many readers are learning about geocaching that never knew about the sport. I’m sure you won’t have to worry about finding any swag like that in the book. LOL. All fiction. Enjoy finding cache with your family! What great fun!

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