“The first girl came back. The next might not be so lucky.”
A teenage girl is found wandering the outskirts of Oxford, dazed and distressed. The story she tells is terrifying. Grabbed off the street, a plastic bag pulled over her face, then driven to an isolated location where she was subjected to what sounds like an assault. Yet she refuses to press charges.
DI Fawley investigates, but there’s little he can do without the girl’s co-operation. Is she hiding something, and if so, what? And why does Fawley keep getting the feeling he’s seen a case like this before?
And then another girl disappears, and Adam no longer has a choice: he has to face up to his past. Because unless he does, this victim may not be coming back .
Firstly, I want to say thank you so much to Penguin Books for providing me with a copy of this book and involving me in the Blog Tour. I am so so grateful for the opportunity. Cara Hunter is one of my favourite authors, and is definitely an auto buy for me. I just cannot get enough of her books.
I used to read a lot of thriller books, in fact it was the only genre that I would ever read. This has changed in recent years and I actually don’t read crime related books anymore as I just don’t get on with them, I can always guess what is going to happen and I either find that they are boring or too farfetched to even be believable. But this is not the case with Cara’s books! They are absolutely excellent and I just want a constant supply of her books.
There are so many twists and turns in this book. I could not put it down, I really struggled to do general adulting as I just wanted to read more. I really enjoy Cara Hunters writing style; she writes in a way that you literally cannot get enough. She sets the scene and atmosphere really well which makes for a really eerie plot. I was literally on the edge of my seat.
What I find unique about Hunter’s books is that you get a back story of all the other characters; especially the detectives. I feel that you never get to build a connection to the detectives, it is always the victim or the suspect. I think this is really good as these characters continue throughout the book which makes me want to read the sequel not only to find out the next mystery but actually to find out what is happening with them.
I pride myself in knowing exactly what is going to happen and crime books not taking me by surprise. However this definitely took me by surprise, I did not expect the twist at the end. It was so realistic and now kind of obvious so I am not sure how I didn’t get it. But I didn’t and that is what I really enjoyed. I had so many theories but this was not one of them.
I immediately finished this and wanted the next book which unfortunately is not out until the end of this year. I actually don’t know how I am going to cope, I need to know what happens next. I 100% recommend this book to everybody who likes a good crime thriller. This will not disappoint you. Ahhhhh Cara, I don’t think I can wait almost a year for the next instalment!