My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I was first drawn in by the cover of Little Girl Lost, when I first saw it up over at Partners in Crime Book Tours for review,it has this disconnected dreaminess about it that shouted to me "Sign Up" and then of course I read the summary and I was hooked And well here we are some weeks later to let you know to always trust your instincts, that sometimes you can judge a book by its cover!
From the first chapter this book gave me goose bumps, the good kind that is. Imagine not being able to go anywhere in your vehicle due to the icy roads and while your steamy over this problem you see flashes of something in the woods. These woods surround both sides of the road and you are scared out of your mind. Not to sure what is out there in the woods watching you , when all of a sudden out pops a figure from the woods it stops you short for a second because what would a little girl be doing running around in her p.j.'s at this time of night in the woods alone. And then just as fast as she appears shes gone again.
DS Lucy Black finds herself the first to arrive at the scene to interview the motorist and to help to start the search for the little girl. Once DS Black finds the little girl she realizes that the girl is covered in someone else's blood and also that the little girl is not who they hoped she would be, Kate McLaughlin a recently kidnapped teen who's father is one of the area's wealthiest businessmen. The little girl and Kate have more to do with one another than anyone could have imagined.
DS Black has her hands full, she needs to I.D. the girl, continue to help find the McLaughlin girl, care for her father who has dementia and avoid her mother who is also her bosses boss! Relentless she pursues every lead even the ones that go right into her station house.
I was mesmerized by McGilloway's well spun characters. The way that a past case and the present day cases are woven together like a well spun spider web. Vivid imagery describing the settings so that you were transported to them visually in your mind. A fast-paced thriller that is the first in this series has hooked me and I cannot wait to set my eyes on Hurt, the next book in the series, which I have added to my to-read list on Goodreads.
Just a wondrous read!
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