Book Review: Gone by Midnight by Candice Fox

They left four children safe upstairs.
They came back to three.

Today I am sharing my review for Candice Fox's new book, Gone by Midnight. This is the third book in her Crimson Lake series but it was published last week, in ebook and hardback. Here are my thoughts on it:

Title: Gone by Midnight (Crimson Lake #3)
Author: Candice Fox
Published: January 24th 2018 by Century

Blurb: On the fifth floor of the White Caps Hotel, four young boys are left alone while their parents dine downstairs.

But when one of the parents checks on the children at midnight, they discover one of them is missing.

The boys swear they stayed in their room. CCTV confirms that none of them left the building. No trace of the child is found.

Now the hunt is on to find him, before it’s too late – and before the search for a boy becomes a search for a body... 

Review: this novel instantly captured my attention. Although it is the third book featuring main characters Ted Conkaffey and Amanda Pharrell, the story is completely independent and can be read as a stand alone, as I did. It gives you enough background on these two characters, for you to understand them pretty quickly. I am actually pretty curious now to know more about them, so I would like read the previous two books.

The story focuses on the disappearance of a boy. He was left, together with his 3 friends, in a hotel room while their parents had dinner in a restaurant close by. I was really curious to find out what had happened with the boy and I really enjoyed following the little hints that the detectives discovered. I have to say though that the author came up with several unexpected and shocking turns. There was definitely a lot going on and I was glued to the pages of the book for several hours, wanting to know more. 

I think this story combines really well a fast-paced and action filled narrative with a very human side and touching moments. Ted and Amanda are very interesting characters and it was very enjoyable getting to know them and their private life. 

Although this is my first book by Candice Fox, I can assure you that it won't be my last. I found her style very gripping and I am looking forward now uncovering more of her mysteries. 

Rating: 4 stars

I would like to thank the publisher for sending me a copy of this book. This is my honest opinion.

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