Book Review: Cache a predator by M. Weidenbenner

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Cache a Predator by M. Weidenbenner

A Thriller/Mystery Novel published by Random (01/07/2014)



Young cop Brett will do anything for his five-year old daughter Quinn. If that means violating the protective order his ex-wife Ali took out on him, he’ll do it. If that means proving to the courts that Ali is an incompetent mother to gain full custody of Quinn, he’ll try to be patient and maintain his temper to do it. Brett’s fight to protect Quinn is made more complicated when they are both thrown in the middle of a crime where a vigilante is gruesomely targeting sex offenders: by hiding their wankers in local geocaches.


Vigilante, Sex Abuse, Thriller, Geocaching, Predators, Cop Father, CPS


My Review:

Cache a Predator has everything a thriller needs to make a fast-paced read that will pull at your heartstrings. I couldn’t put the book down. The characters are compelling and complex, with real motivations. Quinn will make you want to save her. Brett will bring you to his side. Ali will tug at your sympathy even as you want her daughter to be taken away from her care. The vigilante will make you take a second look at sex abuse victims… and make sure your door is locked. As this is a thriller with a who-dun-it context, I thought that by paying attention to every character I could figure out the ending, but it turns out the author was a lot more clever than I was and was able to surprise me with the climax.

The intro was setup in an intriguing way. Almost from the very beginning I knew what happy ending I wanted to see, where all ends would be tied sweetly together. I’m sure you’ll have some of the same yearnings, but you’ll have to read to find out if it all turns out the way you expect and desire.

This book blew all my expectations out of the water and although I picked it up for the geocaching element, I was not let down when I found out there was very little geocaching involved because the book was so thrilling and very well written. My only comment would be to cut out the last chapter.


This novel was published by Random 01/07/2014 and is available on Amazon here.


TLDR Star Rating: 5.0


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Maple Valley Days a Success


(Photo courtesy of Sheri J. Kennedy)

What a beautiful booth! The new canopy tent worked out really well, easy set up and tear down. We sold a good number of books even though the weather was quite poor over the weekend and the entire festival had record low numbers of attendance. Jeff was wonderful and manned the booth the entire time! Go Jeff! We met a number of aspiring authors. Overall the event was a success and thanks to all for helping out.

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(Photos courtesy of Sheri J. Kennedy)

Seattle Specific Saturdays: Geocaching Block Party 2013

It’s here, the moment you’ve been waiting for all year! The Geocaching Block Party!!!!

From their website:

You’re invited to the 2013 Geocaching Block Party!

This year I’m just going to lay low and sweep through to see how awesome it is and plan for more extravagant attendance next year. The Geocaching Mega Events have been going on since Thursday and will continue through Sunday. I’ll break out my new handheld GPS (my Etrex) and see how handy I can get with it!

Wildlife Wednesdays: GeoTourism is such a big phenomenon that advertising with the website and company could be quite beneficial. They have another way of advertising for you that is a bit more creative, geotourism. You can utilize your town as a destination and make a special “tour” for participants of your place. What a great tool for tourism!

Check this link out for more information:

Wildlife Wednesday: The Very First Geocache!

The APE is found in the rugged, snow-capped Cascade Mountains, just a short drive from Seattle, where you can walk through the spooky 2-mile-long Tunnel of Light, find one of the oldest caches in Washington, and visit the APE tribute cache. Plus, we hear that Sasquatch and Fen Dweller have been sighted in the area – so watch out!

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The very first geocache brought to you in a convenient day trip package by Groundspeak’s mega event block party super-fun-time-to-be-had-by-all-even-the-muggles-among-us-but-not-really-don’t-let-them-know-wink-wink