Author: Angela Marsons
Published: November 6th 2015 by Bookouture
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Blurb: Two girls go missing. Only one will return. The couple that offers the highest amount will see their daughter again. The losing couple will not. Make no mistake. One child will die.
When nine-year-old best friends Charlie and Amy disappear, two families are plunged into a living nightmare. A text message confirms the unthinkable; that the girls are the victims of a terrifying kidnapping.
And when a second text message pits the two families against each other for the life of their children, the clock starts ticking for D.I. Kim Stoneand the squad.
Seemingly outwitted at every turn, as they uncover a trail of bodies, Stone realises that these ruthless killers might be the most deadly she has ever faced. And that their chances of bringing the girls home alive, are getting smaller by the hour…
Untangling a dark web of secrets from the families’ past might hold the key to solving this case. But can Kim stay alive long enough to do so? Or will someone’s child pay the ultimate price?
The latest utterly addictive thriller from the No.1 bestseller Angela Marsons.
First of all I would like to thank the publisher for sending me a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*
Review: Earlier this year Angela Marsons surprised everyone storming the charts and becoming a best-seller in days with her first D.I. Kim Stone book, Silent Scream. Its clever plot, strong and complex characters and well crafted tension and intrigue captured us all and soon we realised Angela Marsons was claiming her own place in the top crime writers. A fact that the second installment in the series only confirmed. It was as good as the first. So I, as everyone else who enjoys a good crime thriller, was eagerly awaiting a new episode in this fantastic series. When I finally got my hands on a copy, I was over the moon. But is this one still as good as the first two? The answer is a resounding yes.
I could even venture and say that it is even better. In Lost Girls, Angela Marsons pushes D.I. Kim Stone to the limit. With two girls missing, time is precious. The captors want to play a very dangerous game. The family that pays more will get their girl back, the other won't. But Kim and her team only dare thinking of one ending, they want both girls back and alive and will do everything in their hands to accomplish it.
With this story we see a new D.I. Kim Stone, more obsessive and more demanding. Her calm façade crumbles more than once under such an oppressive pressure from the families, but also from her bosses. Luckily, she is not alone in her mission and her team is always there, ready to work endless days and check every little clue they get. Especially Bryant, the only one who really gets Kim and serves a bit as her yang. Calming her when necessary and always going the extra mile.
As you can imagine, I found myself, once again, devouring every page with my heart on my mouth. The pace of the story is unbelievable fast and you really have no idea how the story is going to go. Angela Marsons surprises us all again adding something more. When you think everything has been resolved, there's always something to check or discover. Lost Girls is a novel I can only praise and I hope that Angela keeps writing about Kim and her team!