A Missing Girl. A Race Against Time.
Ten-year-old Elodie Fry vanishes overnight, along with a rucksack filled with her meagre belongings. Acting DI Gaby Darin and her team are fighting the clock to reunite Elodie with her distraught mother – but was Elodie kidnapped or did she run?
Later that day, a local undertaker uncovers a nasty surprise: the remains of an unidentified second adult among a late pensioner’s ashes. Torn between the two investigations, Gaby decides the gruesome discovery at the crematorium must wait – the team are desperate to find Elodie before they lose her trail.
But as she follows the evidence, Gaby realises the two cases have a sinister connection… and there’s a killer on the loose.
Can Gaby find the missing girl alive… or is she already too late?
Riveting & Exciting!
A thrilling crime series and I have so enjoyed this fourth novel!
Now that Gaby is acting DI, her days are no easier; her latest case is that of a 10 year old girl who has gone missing from her home. The big question is, did she run away or is there something more sinister behind her disappearance? And, as if one case wasn’t enough to keep the team fully occupied, there is the matter of a local cremation which produces proof that there was more than one body among the ashes. Another enigma to add to the list. The only way to solve both cases is to follow the evidence – but what if they are connected?
I’m rather fond of Gaby Darin; she manages to juggle life and career whilst dealing with the ordinary problems which face us all. These are complicated cases and I found myself fully engrossed quite quickly, reading long after I should have tucked myself under the duvet. This is a really enigmatic read – I suspected everyone (or so I thought) but still didn’t get it right. With twists and turns galore, Gaby manages to cope with office politics whilst keeping an eye on those under her care and never lacking in the attention she gives to her current workload. As always, the author has created an entirely plausible and rather puzzling scenario for the reader to really get their teeth into; this is proving to be a cracking series to follow and I find myself already looking forward to the next one. Riveting and exciting from beginning to end, this is one I’m delighted to recommend and give five full sparkling stars.
My thanks to the publisher for my copy and to Rachel Gilbey for my spot on this tour; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: crime thriller
- Format: ebook, paperback
- Size: 269 pages
- Publisher: HQ Digital
- Publication Date: 21 May 2021
- Book Details:
Born in Dublin, Jenny O’Brien moved to Wales and then Guernsey, where she tries to find time to write in between working as a nurse and ferrying around 3 teenagers.
In her spare time she can be found frowning at her wonky cakes and even wonkier breads. You’ll be pleased to note she won’t be entering Bake-Off. She’s also an all-year-round sea swimmer. Readers can find out more about Jenny and her books on her blog (link below).
- Website: jennyobrienwriter.wordpress
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