An incredible new psychological crime thriller from the Top Ten Sunday Times bestselling author 'Relentlessly fast paced, a compelling plot and anxiety inducing finale. A cracking read' John Marrs, bestselling author of The One 'Opens with a nightmare scenario and races to a gripping, horribly tense ending – I think I actually stopped breathing several times. Loved it! Jackie Kabler, author of The Perfect Couple A kidnap...Matt Westbrook only turned his back for a moment. But when he looks around, his car – with his three young children inside – has vanished. A ransom...Panicked, Matt assumes a car thief has got more than he bargained for, but then he starts to receive text messages: This is a kidnap. If you want to see your children again, you will exchange them for your wife. A choice...Matt and his wife Annabelle are horrified. They can't involve the police, or their children will be killed. Which means they have to choose: Annabelle, or their children. Either option is unthinkable. But one is inevitable. And they have only hours to make their decision... What readers are saying about The Choice 'Alex Lake is at the top of the game. An electrifying read of 2020' 'Brilliant! Loved it. The way the story unfolds kept me at the edge of my seat' 'Oh my goodness what a rollercoaster of a read, just brilliant, full of twists and turns and I was gripped from the very first page' 'This is the must read thriller of 2020 no question' 'This book hooked me from page one and kept me gripped right to the end' 'The revelation was shocking and the last bits of the book were really tense and exciting' 'My heart was pounding and this only served to make me read faster!!!'