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Little Girl Missing by JG Roberts #Review #CrimeThriller #Mystery #BlogTour

How can a little girl vanish into thin air?

Five-year-old Cassie Bailey’s mother tucked her into bed and kissed her goodnight. This morning she’s missing, her unicorn bedcovers are empty, and her parents are frantic.

DCI Rachel Hart knows that the first few hours after a child goes missing are the most crucial, and that the Baileys are living every parent’s worst nightmare. Rachel knows, because as a child her family lived through it too, when her sister was taken.

The days are ticking by with no sign of Cassie, and the cracks in the Baileys’ marriage are beginning to show. But are the holes in their stories because they’re out of their minds with panic – or because they’re lying?

Rachel’s convinced that Cassie knew the person who took her, but can she find the little girl before she’s lost forever?

A gripping and unputdownable thriller for fans of Close to Home, The Couple Next Door and Behind Closed Doors.

My Review:

What an intriguing story this turned out to be! How could five year old Cassie Bailey disappear from her home during the night? Her parents, already distraught at the breakdown in their own relationship, are frantic for her safe return. However, DCI Rachel Hart who is leading the police investigation knows from personal experience just what a nightmare this situation is. Can she help bring Cassie home safely effectively when her own experience was so traumatic?

This is a real page turner as the scenario really is every parent’s worst nightmare. As family and friends rally round, is everyone telling the truth? Just who should you trust when it is your beloved daughter who has been taken? As suspicion grows that the person who snatched Cassie actually knew the child, can she be safely found and returned before it is too late?

It is a fast paced, action packed story which explores relationships, behaviours and expectations. It is a dramatic enactment of a living nightmare that everyone hopes no parent ever has to go through. I found it an intriguing story, a real page turner that kept me revising my guesses about the perpetrators as the story progressed. The clues are all there and are obvious once you realise who was the person behind the kidnapping but there are also plenty of red herrings to make you reconsider your suspicions and doubt your conclusions. I have hesitation in highly recommending this book to anyone who enjoys powerful, intriguing drama mysteries and crime investigations.

I requested and was gifted a copy of this book via NetGalley and this is my honest review after choosing to read it.

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About the author 
Julia was born in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, and began her career as a professional singer/dancer. This enabled her to travel the world in her late teens storing up experiences she has since included in her writing.

Following roles as a hostess on The Price is Right and a member of the Beadle’s About ‘hit squad’ in the 1980s, she became a TV Presenter and filmed features for Sky Sports before launching the QVC shopping channel in 1993 where she still presents today. Having always wanted to write, she penned her first book, a memoir sold on QVC, in 2013 and has since written four full length novels, two novellas and several short stories.

www.juliarobertsauthor.com

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Many thanks to Bookouture for gifting me a copy of this book via NetGalley, providing materials for this post and organising the tour it is part of. The review is my honest opinion after choosing to read this enthralling book.

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