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First Girl Gone by L. T. Vargus & Tim McBain @ltvargus @bookouture #BookReview #BookBlogger #thriller

Hugest apologies to everyone in Bookouture for missing my spot on the Blog Tour. This review is dedicated to Sarah for giving me a small poke to read it up. Thank you, my girl.

My Review

Omg, where do I start this review? This was hilarious, suspenseful filled with action and a tinge of paranormal. The authors did a bang-on job in writing this thriller.

2 missing girls + 1 private investigator + 1 dead sister + 1 best friend + many suspects = 1 rollercoaster unputdownable thriller

Charlie was everything I longed to be, a kickass heroine. The one who stood strong after having lost her sister to a killer and now ran a private investigation firm. Determination and single-minded focus made me love her more. Her conversations with sister Allie in her mind (yes, Allie was some kind of ethereal being) and friend Zoe were sarcastic and super fun. Allie’s zingers made me laugh even when Charlie was busy investigating the cases of 2 missing girls.

The writing was simply smooth with loads of humor. I found myself giggling in between the action and suspenseful scenes. I was quite amazed at the balance the authors could maintain in the entire book. Very few could do it.

Ah well, I couldn’t guess the perp, and I was still happy because the journey to reach the end was filled with multitude of action, emotions, some betrayal, humor, and intelligence. Total fun!!

My Rating

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Book Blurb

Down the beach, she can just make out the rusting hulk of the Ferris wheel through the dawn mist. The hairs prickle on her neck as she drags her focus back to the chestnut hair fanned out in the shallow water at her feet. To the grains of sand decorating the beautiful girl’s white cheeks like freckles.

Private Detective Charlie Winters never thought she’d find herself back on Salem Island, but she’s forced home re-open the wound that never healed: her sister was abducted from the small town when they were teenagers.

For Charlie, her sister’s voice in her head—pushing her to risk everything to seek justice for the innocent—is a painful and constant reminder of what she lost. And never has that voice been louder than when a family friend comes to Charlie begging for help to find her missing daughter, Kara.

Searching Kara’s messy, poster-covered bedroom, Charlie finds more questions than answers. Did Kara run away, or was she snatched? She’s clearly been keeping secrets from her family—but don’t all teenagers?

A little black matchbook hidden in a jewellery box is Charlie’s only lead, but the seedy nightclub it comes from proves to be nothing but a dangerous dead end. Until Charlie is approached by a second distraught mother whose daughter has also vanished.

Forced at every turn to relive the trauma she ran away from, Charlie’s blood runs cold when a girl’s body is discovered in the exact spot on the water’s edge where the last trace of her sister was found. It’s clear someone is taunting Charlie, but with other innocent girls’ lives at risk, she has no choice but to take the bait…

I received an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.

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Book Details

Publication Date: September 2020

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