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Also by this author: Hidden Lake , Their Frozen Graves, The Dying Game, The Lost Bones
Series: Detective Mackenzie Price #3
Also in this series: Hidden Lake , Their Frozen Graves, The Dying Game, The Lost Bones
Published by Bookouture on 6th May 2021
The clear sky burst into flames of peach and gold, illuminating the small body leaning against the rocks. He looked even smaller than he had in the photos, purple marks blemishing his neck. His eyes were open, staring ahead at the vastness of the still water.
When three nine-year-old boys go missing on a field trip to Lakemore’s annual spring festival, panic tears through the small town. Detective Mackenzie Price and her partner Nick Blackwood lead the search, but no trace of the boys is found—until one of them is found murdered, a note stuffed down his throat.
“Find Johnny’s killer, or they all die.”
Johnny was supposedly a victim of Jeremiah, a serial killer Nick helped put behind bars nearly a decade ago for the murder of ten young boys. But when Mack and Nick pay him a visit, he claims that he knows nothing—and that he remains innocent of Johnny’s murder.
Then a second boy is found, another clue left on his body, leaving just one left alive. Desperate to save the last boy’s life, Mackenzie and Nick comb over Jeremiah’s case, only to discover proof of a shocking cover-up—and a killer who will stop at nothing to right the wrongs of the past.
Packed full of shocking twists and nail-biting suspense, Little Boy Lost is a truly unputdownable crime thriller, perfect for fans of Karin Slaughter, Lisa Regan and Angela Marsons.
Thank you to Bookouture for my copy of this book via Netgalley and for letting me take part in this tour. I really enjoyed the first two books in this series and I knew I just had to read the next book.
This book like the first two is two-fold. You have the case of the missing boys and you have the case of Mack’s dad, Charles. If you have read the first two books then you will know all the ins and outs of Mack’s personal life. If you haven’t there is enough information provided in this book that you can still feel invested.
The case of the missing boys is truly horrific. I cannot imagine what it is like to live in a small town where you are scared to send your children to school. It’s so sad. Children should be safe at school. It just breaks my heart that it happened not once but twice in Lakemore. I felt for the parents, the police for the whole town.
Mack and her partner Nick are the lead on this case but they have a lot of help from the rest of the detectives. I really like the whole team. They are hard-working and strive for justice. That might seem obvious but politics takes over so much it can blur the lines for some.
Ruhi kept me on the edge of my seat and up way past my bedtime reading this book. I had to find out what happened to those poor boys. Mack’s past really comes to haunt her in this book and I was just as gripped by that story as I was by the missing boys.
Ruhi is fantastic at keeping you hooked to the very last page and I can’t wait to see what she brings in her next book.
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