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Book 2 in the series of missing children had journalist Emma Hunter back in the forefront. Her search for her missing sister continued while a new mystery came to light which was intriguing in its concept. Natalie’s last words – Find Sally – after falling from the building had Emma, her best friend Rachel, and cop Jack scurrying to find Sally
The story alternated between the past and the present where I got to know Natalie slightly better in her childhood and Emma’s investigation as it happened now. Having read author M. A. Hunter’s books earlier, I hoped for a galloping prose. But this was slow and meandered in the middle.
The suspense started fine in the beginning but kept wavering. The mystery was intriguing to solve with twists aplenty, when the investigation made inroads into Sally’s disappearance. Emma as the main character worked well; her reactions seemed apt to the situation. I liked the nuggets of personal life weaved into the story.
Overall, a fun read. I have the book 3 with me, looking forward to a rocking ride.
Investigate journalist Emma Hunter is in the thick of another cold case featuring a game of truth or dare in a dark forest by a Dorset army base 15 years ago that went horribly wrong. Four girls went in, only three came out.
A Wiccan map splattered with red ink…
Wreathed in mist and memory, the barracks offered no remains of any kind, just a hole in the perimeter fence and years of unanswered questions.
An ancient ritual drenched in death…
But when Emma teams up with fellow firebrand reporter Rachel and whip-smart cold case expert Jack, she soon discovers it wasn’t a game at all as a grand and sinister pattern begins to unfurl around them.
Publication Date: November 2020
I received an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey down its pages, straight from the heart. STRICTLY HONEST and UNBIASED.
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