Looking for something to read over the weekend ?
Nothing on your book radar that is screaming ‘read me’?
Take a look at my Friday Favorite. It may be new. It may be old. It may be written by a famous author, or by someone you have never heard of. But wherever in the spectrum it falls, it will be a book that is special to me, one that has captured both my imagination and my heart.
I have been in on Angela Marsons’ D. I. Kim Stone series right from the start. It is an amazing series. You can never second guess Marsons. The whole series is outstanding, but Lost Girls remains my absolute favorite.
EXCERPT: Emily Billingham tried to scream through the hand that covered her mouth.
The fingers were thin but strong againsther lower jaw. She forced out a sound that bounced back off his flesh and threw back her head to try and prise herself free. The back of her skull met with something hard, a rib.
‘Knock it off, you stupid little bitch,’ he said, dragging her backwards.
The poundingin her ears almost drowned out his words. She could feel her own heart beating hard against her chest.
The fabric across her eyes blocked out her surroundings but she felt the gravel underfoot.
Every step took her further from Suzie.
ABOUT THIS BOOK: Two girls go missing. Only one will return.
The couple that offers the highest amount will see their daughter again. The losing couple will not. Make no mistake. One child will die.
When nine-year-old best friends Charlie and Amy disappear, two families are plunged into a living nightmare. A text message confirms the unthinkable; that the girls are the victims of a terrifying kidnapping.
And when a second text message pits the two families against each other for the life of their children, the clock starts ticking for D.I. Kim Stone and the squad.
Seemingly outwitted at every turn, as they uncover a trail of bodies, Stone realises that these ruthless killers might be the most deadly she has ever faced. And that their chances of bringing the girls home alive, are getting smaller by the hour…
Untangling a dark web of secrets from the families’ past might hold the key to solving this case. But can Kim stay alive long enough to do so? Or will someone’s child pay the ultimate price?
MY THOUGHTS: Angela Marsons just keeps writing books that enthral and appal, but that you just can’t put down.
She comes up with original plots that she writes with a frightening grip on reality. Reading Lost Girls, I was on the edge of my seat and snarling at anyone who tried to interrupt me.
“When nine-year-old best friends Charlie and Amy disappear, two families are plunged into a living nightmare. A text message confirms the unthinkable; that the girls are the victims of a terrifying kidnapping.”
But now comes the twist: the two families – best friends – are plunged into a bidding war against each other, for the kidnapper will only release one child, that of the family who pays him the most money.
Three quarters of the way through, I thought I knew where this was going. I was wrong, so very, very wrong! Well Done Angela Marsons – another 5* read! Next please!
This is the third book in her DI Kim Stone series, and I recommend that, if you have not read the earlier two, that you start with the first, Silent Scream.
Thank you to Bookouture via Netgalley for providing a digital copy of Lost Girls by Angela Marsons for review. All opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own personal opinions.
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