It is great that some of the best fictional detectives over the past couple of years have been strong female characters with personality and intelligence and I suspect the fact that a lot of these have been through Bookouture is no coincidence. Carol Wyer’s latest book is her first foray into the world of the suspenseful thriller and she has really found her calling here with Detective Robyn Carter.
Robyn is just returning to the police force after a personal tragedy and her first case concerns the disappearance of Lucas Matthews. His wife had thought that he was on a short break in Thailand with friends but she has been unable to contact him. When she finds his passport in a drawer at home she knows that something is seriously wrong and looks to Ross, a local private investigator, to help locate him.
As the bodies start piling up and a young baby is kidnapped Robyn has to unravel an intricate and disturbing account going back a couple of decades. Little Girl Lost is a fascinating story dealing with complex family relationships that will keep you guessing right up to the last few pages. I simply didn’t want to put this one down! Looking forward to the next one in this series.
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UK Publication Date: Jan 19 2017. 412 pages
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