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 Lost Dolls by M.M. Chouinard
Also by this author: The Dancing Girls, Taken to the Grave, Her Daughter's Cry, The Other Mothers
Series: Detective Jo Fournier #7
Also in this series: The Dancing Girls, Taken to the Grave, Her Daughter's Cry, The Other Mothers
Published by Bookouture on 4th May 2023
Genres: Crime, Suspense, Thriller
Source: from Netgalley
The young woman lying on the forest floor looks like she’s dreaming; her brown hair fanning out into a crown around her head, her hands clasped over her breast. She could be sleeping—if it weren’t for the brutal slash across her neck …
It’s autumn in Oakhurst when Detective Jo Fournier rushes to local beauty spot, Crone Ridge Woods, desperately hoping to find Madison Coehlo alive. Instead, she discovers the pregnant woman’s pale and lifeless body, killed in the spot where she loved to walk her dog. Madison looked after her sick mother and studied at community college, who could have wished her harm?
Madison’s mother is utterly broken by her brutal murder, but she cannot give Jo any insight into the tiny doll pushed into her daughter’s hand . Supposed to bring luck to whoever finds one, is it a coincidence or a warning from the killer? When Jo gets another frantic emergency call, she rushes to the scene, determined to catch this cruel monster before he can steal more innocent lives. Her heart pounds when she finds another identical plastic doll .
As the local community panics, Jo and her team work round the clock to keep other pregnant women safe. The call logs of the murdered expectant mothers give Jo the clue she desperately needs, but her heart splits in two when she realizes another woman is in danger. Can Jo get to her first, or is the killer pulling them both into a deadly trap?
Thank you to Bookouture for letting me take part in this tour and for my copy of this book via Negalley. This is the 7th book in the Detective Jo Fournier series. However, each book can be read as a standalone.
This time Jo has caught the case of a missing pregnant woman Madison. Unfortunately, Madison is soon found dead. Murdering someone is something I will never understand but killing someone who is growing a new life inside them, that is a whole new level of mystery to me.
I really enjoyed trying (and failing) to figure out who the killer was. The story is intriguing and addictive from start to finish. I was gripped from the very first page until the very last.
This is an excellent addition to the series and I can’t wait for more.
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