Written by Sarah Flint
Buried in a woodland grave are a mother and her child.
One is alive. One is dead.
It is one of the most harrowing cases to hit D.C. Charlie Stafford’s department in years. Then more pairs of mothers and children go missing – and it’s Charlie’s job to find them.
Soon, Charlie is hunting down a brutal serial killer with a twisted mind. But as she closes in on the culprit, she realises she’s in more danger than she thought…
He’s watching. He’s waiting. Who’s next?
A gripping, heart stopping serial killer read not for the faint hearted .. Perfect for fans of Karin Slaughter.
What people are saying about MUMMY’S FAVOURITE: ‘This booked hooked me in from the start’ ‘This is fast paced crime writing at it’s best’ ‘If you like stories that keep you on the edge of your seat then this is for you’ ‘Kept me guessing right up to the end’
Very Exciting, A True Thriller!
This is definitely a series I’m going to stick with! I had no idea who the culprit was but certainly suspected plenty!
DC Charlotte Stafford – known as Charlie – loves her work as a detective and seems to have a knack for it. When mothers and one of their children begin to go missing, she is deeply involved in the investigation. With so many other things being thrown in their path, will the team work out what’s going on?
This is such a good read; so much happening that you really get the feel of things from the police perspective. There is just enough information about the various officers’ personal lives so make them interesting, without over-shadowing the events they are investigating. I think it shows that the author has a career in the Police Force.
The various events themselves are easy to follow; with missing persons piling up the detectives work long hours, desperate to get a favourable result before time runs out. Who can have done this? Who could possibly be twisted enough? As they use every resource at their fingertips, the clock is ticking.
I never saw the end coming! It took me completely by surprise; I was riveted to the pages, really engrossed in the story and just couldn’t read fast enough. Very exciting, a true thriller! This is a series I’ll be sticking with and if you enjoy a really good police procedural, then I heartily recommend it to you too.
My thanks to publisher Aria for my copy via NetGalley, and also to Victoria Joss for inviting me take part in this Blog Tour. I choose to read this novel, and this is my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: crime thriller, police procedural
- Format: ebook, paperback, audio
- Size: 278 pages
- Publisher: Aria
- Publication Date: 1 August 2016
- Purchase Links: Google Play
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- W. H. Smith
With a Metropolitan Police career spanning 35 years Sarah has spent her adulthood surrounded by victims, criminals and police officers. She continues to work and lives in London with her partner and has three older daughters.