📚20📚 The Hiding Place by Helen Phifer

When nine-year-old Charlotte Standish goes missing from her street, it sparks a media frenzy in her small Lake District town. Her distraught parents are desperate to have their little blonde darling back, and Detective Morgan Brookes leads a frantic hunt for the girl. But Charlotte seems to have vanished into thin air. Chasing up a lead at…

📚19📚 The Killer’s Girl by Helen Phifer

When the body of a young woman is found, tied to her bed and the victim of a brutal attack in her own home, Detective Morgan Brookes is sickened by what she finds as she searches the house. And unprepared for the nightmares it inspires about her childhood. When the DNA collected gives a positive ID, Morgan…

📚16📚 Hush Little Girl by Lisa Regan

Dressed in pyjamas covered with stars, the little girl’s body is perfectly still, her arms folded neatly over her chest. The wildflowers decorating her hair scatter across the grass in the sharp breeze. Her lips are parted slightly, as if to whisper goodnight for the very last time… When twelve-year-old Holly Mitchell’s fragile little body…

📚15📚One Left Alive by Helen Phifer (Kindle)

A gentle breeze blew her blonde hair across her face, her glazed eyes staring blankly into the sunset. Her small frame looked lost hanging from the large oak tree. On the branch next to her was a worn child’s rope swing. She looked too young and beautiful to be dead. When the body of a…

📚6📚 Breathe Your Last by Lisa Regan

The body of a young girl lying face down in a swimming pool—white tennis shoes still on her feet, chestnut hair fanned out like a halo—is the last thing Detective Josie Quinn expects to find on an early morning visit to see her brother before class at Denton University. But when she recognizes the girl’s face as…

📚5📚 The Night Hawks by Elly Griffiths

The Night Hawks, a group of metal detectorists, are searching for buried treasure when they find a body on the beach in North Norfolk. At first Nelson thinks that the dead man might be an asylum seeker but he turns out to be a local boy, Jem Taylor, recently released from prison. Ruth is more…

📚4📚The Dance of the Serpents by Oscar de Muriel

My reading has been so sloppy so far in 2021, which is terrible considering how many books I have to read at the moment. I think my life is just more busy than it was in 2019 when I was able to read 130 books in the year. I have more commitments at the moment…

📚2📚 Shadow Sands by Robert Bryndza

When Kate Marshall finds the body of a young man floating in the Shadow Sands reservoir, the authorities label it a tragic accident. But the details don’t add up: why was he there in the middle of the night? If he was such a strong swimmer, how did he drown? As Kate and her assistant…

#70 Kindle Journey – 1st Case by James Patterson & Chris Tebbetts

When Angela Hoot is kicked off her graduate programme at MIT for hacking into the computer of a fellow student, she fears she’s blown her chances of a glittering career. Angela is wrong: instead, she’s offered a dream internship with the FBI. She jumps at the chance, and is thrown straight into her first case…

#69 Kindle Journey – The Crossing by Matt Brolly

In a small town full of secrets, everyone’s a suspect. When a body is discovered, bled dry on a beach, the sleepy seaside town of Weston-super-Mare wakes up to a nightmare. For Detective Inspector Louise Blackwell, recently transferred to the town she last saw as a child, it’s her first case on the job. The…