A chance encounter… Leads to devastating consequences.
The statistics for missing children are staggering and emotionally hard to deal with even for the hardest of detectives. DI Sally Parker and her cold case team need to have their wits about them when two very different cases land on her desk. Can she solve the mystery of where the bodies are buried?
Past experience tells her that cold cases have a tendency to unearth surprising secrets. The emotions of the families involved are raw during the course of the investigations but nothing can prepare them for the surprising outcome each case delivers.
Can Sally solve the cases before a distraught family member of one of the victims is laid to rest?
I know this novel is number five in the DI Sally Parker series but it can definitely be read as a standalone.
DI Sally Parker ends up with two cold cases on her desk simultaneously and as the the story develops, I felt the pressure she was under. Timing on the one case was crucial and I found myself willing her to solve it quickly.
Through the course of her investigations, Sally has to deal with most evil antagonist, one who revels in the fact that he holds all the power. I really enjoyed reading the exchanges between him and Sally, and at one point, I think I clenched my own knuckles. What a baddie! And all this while trying to identify the unearthed bones of a preteen.
I loved the pacing of this story, which was helped by such well written and fast moving dialogue. I really liked Sally as a character too, which is always a plus point.
If you enjoy a police procedural that focuses on cold cases, that also runs at a fast pace, then this would be a great choice. This tale is also heart wrenching as you can imagine, given the subject matter.
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Carla Kovach – author of Amazon and iBooks bestseller, The Next Girl.