Category: child abduction

A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins

‘What is wrong with you?’ Laura has spent most of her life being judged. She’s seen as hot-tempered, troubled, a loner. Some even call her dangerous. Miriam knows that just because Laura is witnessed leaving the scene of a horrific murder with blood on her clothes, that doesn’t mean she’s a killer. Bitter experience has taught her how easy it is to get caught in the … Read More A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins

The Rising Tide by Sam Lloyd

HOW DID IT COME TO THIS? The news doesn’t strike cleanly, like a guillotine’s blade. Nothing so merciful. This news is a slovenly traveller, dragging its feet, gradually revealing its horrors. And it announces itself first with violence – the urgent hammering of fists on the front door. Life can change in a heartbeat. Lucy has everything she could wish for: a beautiful home … Read More The Rising Tide by Sam Lloyd

All Her Fault by Andrea Mara

One missing boy. Marissa Irvine arrives at 14 Tudor Grove, expecting to pick up her young son Milo from his first playdate with a boy at his new school. But the woman who answers the door isn’t a mother she recognises. She isn’t the nanny. She doesn’t have Milo. And so begins every parent’s worst nightmare. Four guilty women. As news of the disappearance … Read More All Her Fault by Andrea Mara

Binding Lies (Finley Series#3) by Mariëtte Whitcomb

There is nothing a mother wouldn’t do to protect her children. They think they’ve won. Good. While I try my best not to kill Gabriel, Aidan is hunting down the person responsible for destroying our lives; the one we call the Puppet Master. Separate but, united, Aidan and I continue to fight our enemies, desperate to reclaim what they stole from us. #BindingLiesTheNovel #FinleySeries … Read More Binding Lies (Finley Series#3) by Mariëtte Whitcomb

Somebody Out There by Kevin Lynch

Be careful what you wish for… When Ben and Deborah leave the city to start a new life in the beautiful Irish countryside, they can almost taste their perfect future – growing their own food, the kids running free, peace and silence. But as soon as they arrive in their new home bad things start to happen. And it becomes clear that somebody out … Read More Somebody Out There by Kevin Lynch

My Top 8 Books of 2021 so far

Here are my favourite eight books of the first quarter of 2021. Last year I chose eight books in the first half but I already have eight so I’m going to break with tradition. Lost Property by Helen Paris Each year I wait for that one book that grabs me by the heart and won’t let go. It’s only just February and I have … Read More My Top 8 Books of 2021 so far

The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward

This is the story of a serial killer. A stolen child. Revenge. Death. And an ordinary house at the end of an ordinary street. All these things are true. And yet they are all lies… You think you know what’s inside the last house on Needless Street. You think you’ve read this story before. That’s where you’re wrong. In the dark forest at the … Read More The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward

The Whisper Man by Alex North

In this dark, suspenseful thriller, Alex North weaves a multi-generational tale of a father and son caught in the crosshairs of an investigation to catch a serial killer preying on a small town. After the sudden death of his wife, Tom Kennedy believes a fresh start will help him and his young son Jake heal. A new beginning, a new house, a new town: … Read More The Whisper Man by Alex North

If She Dies by Erik Therme

Nine months ago, Tess’s five-year-old daughter was killed in a car accident. The driver, Brady Becker, was sentenced to two years in prison. It didn’t make Tess’s pain go away. #IfSheDies @ErikTherme @damppebbles #damppebblesblogtours Facebook @damppebblesblogtours  Brady also has a daughter: A twelve-year-old named Eve who walks to Chandler Elementary School every day. Tess knows this because she’s been watching Eve for the last three weeks. It … Read More If She Dies by Erik Therme

Call Me Mummy by Tina Baker

THIS MOTHER’S DAY YOU WILL CALL HER MUMMY Glamorous, beautiful Mummy has everything a woman could want… except for a daughter of her very own. So when she sees Kim – heavily pregnant, glued to her phone and ignoring her eldest child in a busy shop – she does what anyone would do. She takes her. But little foul-mouthed Tonya is not the daughter … Read More Call Me Mummy by Tina Baker

Orca by Mariëtte Whitcomb

If you prey on the innocent, I’m coming for you. War didn’t change me… Four months as the enemy’s captive did. I returned home broken, scarred, the call to combat echoing in my soul. Haunted by the deaths of my squad, a darkness festers inside me, set on vengeance. #OrcaTheNovel #FinleySeries #MarietteWhitcomb Instagram @mariettewhitcomb @damppebbles #damppebblesblogtours Facebook @damppebblesblogtours  Seven little girls died at the hands of … Read More Orca by Mariëtte Whitcomb

In the Clearing by J P Pomare

Amy has only ever known what life is like in the Clearing. She knows what’s expected of her. She knows what to do to please her elders, and how to make sure life in the community remains happy and calm. That is, until a new young girl joins the group. She isn’t fitting in; she doesn’t want to stay. What happens next will turn … Read More In the Clearing by J P Pomare