I'm running very behind with reviews at the moment, but on the upside getting some great books read (I will catch up soon I promise Andrea :) ), but in the meantime, A Decent Ransom is the first adult novel from Australian author Ivana Hruba.
From the Blurb:
When a woman is kidnapped and her husband refuses to pay the ransom, she plans her revenge with the help of her kidnappers in this clever tale of redemption.
It began with a perfect plan. Shape-wise we had a circle, a simple uncomplicated curve to guide us comfortably from one thing to another, an easy predictable ride promising a natural progression from A to B, C and D, and so on until we reached our destination. But somewhere down that smooth line, I think around F, it all went pear-shaped.
When a woman is kidnapped and her husband refuses to pay the ransom, she plans her revenge with the help of her kidnappers. She frames her husband for her "murder" in this clever tale of redemption. A contemporary, fast-paced thriller, A Decent Ransom blends pathos with trickery and intrigue, drawing the reader into the private world of a vulnerable fifteen-year-old boy who believes himself to be the keeper and protector of a kidnapped woman.