I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Little Girl Missing by J.G. Roberts
Series: Detective Hart #1
Published by Bookouture on 14th June 2019
Genres: Crime, Mystery, Suspense
Source: from Netgalley
How can a little girl vanish into thin air?
Five-year-old Cassie Bailey’s mother tucked her into bed and kissed her goodnight. This morning she’s missing, her unicorn bedcovers are empty, and her parents are frantic.
DCI Rachel Hart knows that the first few hours after a child goes missing are the most crucial, and that the Baileys are living every parent’s worst nightmare. Rachel knows, because as a child her family lived through it too, when her sister was taken.
The days are ticking by with no sign of Cassie, and the cracks in the Baileys’ marriage are beginning to show. But are the holes in their stories because they’re out of their minds with panic – or because they’re lying?
Rachel’s convinced that Cassie knew the person who took her, but can she find the little girl before she’s lost forever?
A gripping and unputdownable thriller for fans of Close to Home, The Couple Next Door and Behind Closed Doors.
Thank you to Bookouture for my copy of this book and for letting me take part in this blog tour. I love a good detective series so I was so excited to take part in this tour.
DCI Rachel Hart is called to Naomi’s house after her little girl Cassie has gone missing in the middle of the night. Naomi put her daughter to bed Thursday night and when she woke Friday morning, Cassie is not in the house.
I think Naomi was really struggling to cope after her husband cheated on her and with Cassie going missing she is highly unstable. I think deep down she is a good person but is overwhelmed for the majority of this book.
I enjoyed Julia’s writing style. There are many red herrings in this book which will keep you guessing for a long time. I had an inclining who actually kidnapped Cassie before it was revealed but I would never have guessed the motivation.
Rachel Hart has a back story that starts to unravel in this book but I look forward to hearing the full story as the series develops. I think Rachel’s history does affect her a little in this case and she does seem a little all over the place sometimes. I do like Rachel and I think she is a good detective I look forward to seeing her grow and develop as the series goes on.
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