Book reviews, Crime thriller, Police procedural

Found by Erin Kinsley – Book Review

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PUBLISHERS BLURB 

One child is safe… But how long until another is taken?

A gripping, heart-wrenching and beautifully written thriller about the unexpected return of a missing child, combining the suspense of Cara Hunter’s Close to Home with the searing emotion of TV dramas such as Broadchurch.

When 11 year old Evan vanishes without trace, his parents are plunged into their worst nightmare – especially as the police, under massive pressure, have no answers.

But months later Evan is unexpectedly found, frightened and refusing to speak. His loving family realise life will never be the same again.

DI Naylor knows that unless those who took Evan are caught, other children are in danger. And with Evan silent, she must race against time to find those responsible…

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MY REVIEW 

Evan is running a little late, he missed his bus, but it’s only a short wait at the bus stop for the next……but Evan disappears.

His mum and dad, Claire and Matt are distraught….where is Evan?

8 months later, a car is abandoned at a petrol station, it’s occupants run…..but a banging in the boot turns out to be Evan…he’s not talking, hiding himself away in his room….what has happened to this poor boy…?

Then another child goes missing, can Evan help?

Will the police be able to find those responsible ? 

This is an incredible, gripping thriller with a strong police procedural too. So well plotted and emotion packed. The characters are rounded and fully developed…Jack and Dora are adorable, perfect grandparents……their gentleness help Evan relax…..I don’t think a thriller has ever brought me to tears like this has…a stunning, compelling read.

Thank you to Anne Cater and Random Things Tours for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour and for the promotional materials and a free copy of the book  and this is my honest, unbiased review.

You can buy a copy here 

https://amzn.to/30MYOE2

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 

 

Erin Kinsley is a full-time writer. She grew up in Yorkshire and currently lives in East Anglia. Now writing under a pseudonym, her previous books were published by Bloomsbury. Longlisted for the Desmond Elliot prize amongst other awards, her writing has received glowing reviews across the national press.

 

 

 

Book reviews, Police procedural, Psychlogical thriller

Looker by Laura Sims – Book Review

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PUBLISHERS BLURB 

The Professor lives in Brooklyn; her partner Nathan left her when she couldn’t have a baby. All she has now is her dead-end teaching job, her ramshackle apartment, and Nathan’s old moggy, Cat. Who she doesn’t even like.

The Actress lives a few doors down. She’s famous and beautiful, with auburn hair, perfect skin, a lovely smile. She’s got children – a baby, even. And a husband who seems to adore her. She leaves her windows open, even at night.

There’s no harm, the Professor thinks, in looking in through the illuminated glass at that shiny, happy family, fantasizing about them, drawing ever closer to the actress herself. Or is there?

TV rights acquired by Entertainment One – former The Newsroom star Emily Mortimer to produce and star

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MY REVIEW 

This story is told from the perspective of the Professor, her attempts to get pregnant have failed, her husband, Nathan has left her and she only has Cat to keep her company, and she doesn’t really like Cat. Poor Cat !

She becomes obsessed with The Actress, her neighbour with the perfect life, beautiful and glamourous. She imagines situations where they would meet, laugh and become friends…..all the while watching, walking past her house and building a collection of momentos….

As her mind gradually unravels, she becomes angry at everyone and everything….

This is an utterly compelling tale, disturbing and heartbreaking at the same time….it shows how some people use others’ lives as a measure of their own, leading to dissatisfaction and feelings of inadequacy, especially when at a low point. 

Unsettling, disturbing and I felt like a voyeur myself, watching this drama unfold. Thought provoking and magnificent…

Thank you to Anne Cater and Random Things Tours for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour and for the promotional materials and a free copy of the book  and this is my honest, unbiased review.

You can buy a copy here 

https://amzn.to/2SA5UsF

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 

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 Laura Sims is the author of four books of poetry, and LOOKER is her debut novel. She lives in Brooklyn.