Cache a Predator: A Geocaching Mystery

Last Updated on March 19, 2022 by ellen

Looking for a Geocaching mystery? Check out my thoughts on Cache a Predator by Michelle Weidenbenner, a new book about geocaching.

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Officer Brett Reed will do anything to gain custody of his five-year-old daughter, Quinn. But when the man-hating 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, Brett’s worse nightmares turn toward a dark path. The child is 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. Cache a Predator is a novel about a father’s love, justice, and the unhinged game of hide-the-cache.

Cache a Predator: A Geocaching Mystery 

I started geocaching a few years ago so when I saw the theme of this book, I knew I had to read it.  Brett is recently divorced from his wife. She’s an addict but the judge has awarded her custody of their 5-year-old daughter, Quinn. Brett knows his ex-wife isn’t fit to care for her and even though his ex-wife took out a restraining order, he has to make sure Quinn is safe.

Now there is a crazy person cutting off men’s body parts and hiding them in geocaching locations for people to find. He seems to be targeting convicted child molesters and Brett is on the case trying to find out who it is.

The media has published information about the case so the police aren’t the only ones trying to find the caches.  He wants to find the next cache before another geocacher gets a horrible surprise. In the middle of this mystery, his daughter, Quinn, gets kidnapped by a known sex offender and he has got to find her before she becomes a victim.

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About the book

Officer Brett Reed will do anything to gain custody of his five-year-old daughter, Quinn. But when the man-hating 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, Brett’s worse nightmares turn toward a dark path. The child is 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. Cache a Predator is a novel about a father’s love, justice, and the unhinged game of hide-the-cache.

Cache a Predator: A Geocaching Mystery
Author: Michelle Weidenbenner
ASIN: B00E1ROP7M
Genre: Fiction, mystery, suspense
Release: January 7, 2014
Publisher: Random Publishing, LLC
265 Pages

Cache a Predator review

Cache a Predator is a book that manages to take a disturbing subject and turn it into a fascinating read. Stories about child abuse are not generally ones I enjoy reading but the author treats the subject with such sensitivity that I definitely enjoyed the book. The fact that she also manages to weave geocaching into the story makes the book impossible to put down. I literally sat on the couch for two hours flipping pages, anxious to find out who was doing these crimes.

I’ve never seen a mystery that weaves geocaching into the storyline before but I am really hoping that the author does more of these since it was an absolutely fantastic read. If you enjoy mysteries or suspense stories, I definitely recommend you read Cache a Predator: A Geocaching Mystery by Michelle Weidenbenner.

If you enjoy cozy mysteries, you may enjoy Framed in Lace.

In Praise of this Book

“The author has developed her innate talent to frame events with a clarity and color that keeps the reader anxious to turn the page to get to the next level of interest.”“”This book is like watching Criminal Minds or Law and Order.” 

Midwest Review said, “Any who look for deep psychological elements in their mysteries will find this a satisfying read, moving beyond the usual one-dimensional focus on mystery to reach out and tweak the reader’s heart.” – D. Donovan, eBook Reviewer 


About the Author


Michelle grew up in the suburbs of Detroit with five brothers. She enjoys writing her novels and encouraging writers and readers alike. She is living her dream writing stories of real people searching for their dreams and confronting their fears, showing the passion of the characters’ plights, often giving her the ability to show the reader the ‘other’ side of the story.

Finally, she launched CACHE a PREDATOR, a geocaching mystery. in July, 2013 and it has been an Amazon best-seller in the crime/thriller category.  

Her other works include Willow, Scattered Links, Kelly’s Story, Eclair Series, and The Vision in a Kiss.  She has won contests in both The Writer’s Journal and The Writer’s Digest. 

 

6 thoughts on “Cache a Predator: A Geocaching Mystery

  1. Thanks for the great review! I’m delighted that you’re a geocacher and liked the book! My husband and I geocache a little, but want to do it more when we retire.

    One reader–whom I’d never met before–came to meet me and take me to lunch. He and his wife are avid geocachers and actually took me on my first excursion in my city. I love how this book is bringing awareness about child abuse and geocaching!

    There are currently 50 books in the US and Canada hidden in caches as a trackable to travel to all 50 states and each Canadian province. Isn’t that cool? One book has gone all the way to Spain already. I love watching them travel!

  2. My favorite date is December 25 because we celebrate Jesus’ birth. I’m intentionally remembering this fact during the holiday season because it is easy for me to get caught up in the materialism rather than the spirituality of the season. And any book on any day would be great to read I’m sure.

  3. I don’t necessarily have a favorite but there are some I like more than others. A few are Meredith, McKenzie, Whitney, Connor.

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