You’re woken early by banging on the door. It’s a young girl, the daughter of the love of your life. She’s scared, covered in blood, she says her mother is hurt.
You let her in, try to calm her down, tell her you’re going to get help. You reach for your phone, but it lights up with a notification before you touch it.
It’s an Amber alert, sent to all four million phones in the Bay Area – a child has been abducted by a dangerous suspect.
The child is the girl standing in front of you.
Hunted is published by Orion Books in the UK