Friday, 6 November 2015
Lost Girls by Angela Marsons
Thanks to Bookouture and Netgalley, I received an ARC of this in exchange for an honest review..........
DI Kim Stone is back with her investigating team and once again are put on the case. The story opens where DI Stone and her side-kick DS Bryant are part of a kidnapping case where two little nine year old girls, Charlie & Amy whom are best friends have been abducted from outside the local leisure centre. Two families are plunged into a living nightmare. The couple who offer the highest ransom will see their daughter again. One girl will live, the other will die, make no doubt about it. A text message to both couples confirms the unthinkable; that the girls are the victims of a terrifying kidnapping.
When a second text message pits the two families against each other for the life of their children. But which couple want their child back more!?? As the body count mounts up, DI Kim Stone realises that these ruthless killers might be the most deadly she has ever faced with their chances of bringing the girls home alive, are getting smaller by the hour. The clock starts ticking for D.I. Kim Stone and the team. Will they get to the little girls on time or will it be too late!?? What are the couples trying to hide from their past? Is there something more sinister behind all this that DI Kim Stone and her team have to try to unravel before it's too late?? Will someone’s child pay the ultimate price??
WOW, WOW, WOW!!! What a novel Lost Girls was, I didn't think Angela Marsons could top her success with her previous two novels of Silent Scream & Evil Games but once again how wrong was I? It was absolutely fantastic. The sociopath/kidnapper character was absolutely brilliant, very well written and cleverly constructed. They were everything you'd expect with a sociopath - cold, calculating, manipulating and has no regard for anyone's feelings or who they hurt on their path of destruction. At times, I could feel I was right there with the two little girls. As we discovered in the first and second book in the series, DI Stone has her own hidden past and her own demons and her own buried secrets to deal with which we do touch on a little in Lost Girls. I will admit that I found parts of the story hard to read and in places it made my skin crawl but it definitely didn't disappoint. It was a spine-chilling , pulse pounding, heart thumping rollercoaster ride. I know that his book will stick in my memory longer than most because of the subject matter that was involved. I am really looking forward to Angela's next book already where I'm hoping it won't be too long until another DI Stone Novel is upon us.
I've said this in my previous reviews that Angela Marsons is definitely an author to watch and I definitely mean it. It's hard to believe that Angela has written all 3 novels in less than a year which is an amazing achievement and I'm been honest here by saying that all 3 novels will definitely be in my Top 10 Reads of 2015.
I'd HIGHLY recommend ALL three of her novels especially if you're a fan of Rachel Abbott, Val McDermid and Mark Billingham. Silent Scream is only £0.99 & Evil Games is £1.99 respectively on Kindle at the moment so grab it while you can, you won't be disappointed so don't say I never told you so!!!
Lost Girls is published on 5th November and is available on Kindle and in all good bookstores and is currently £1.99 at the time of publication of this review.