Book: Lost Girls
Series: DI Kim Stone #3
Author: Angela Marsons
Two girls go missing. Only one will return.
The couple that offers the highest amount will see their daughter again. The losing couple will not. Make no mistake. One child will die.
When nine-year-old best friends Charlie and Amy disappear, two families are plunged into a living nightmare. A text message confirms the unthinkable; that the girls are the victims of a terrifying kidnapping.
And when a second text message pits the two families against each other for the life of their children, the clock starts ticking for D.I. Kim Stone and the squad.
Seemingly outwitted at every turn, as they uncover a trail of bodies, Stone realises that these ruthless killers might be the most deadly she has ever faced. And that their chances of bringing the girls home alive, are getting smaller by the hour…
Untangling a dark web of secrets from the families’ past might hold the key to solving this case. But can Kim stay alive long enough to do so? Or will someone’s child pay the ultimate price? -Goodreads
Review: Angela Marsons, I am so happy my Goodreads friend (thanks Ann!) recommended this series. You know how to craft an addictive read and keep me turning the pages until the very end!
In the 3rd installment of the DI Kim Stone series, Kim and her team are tasked with an abduction case. Two young girls have been kidnapped-the case is eerily similar another kidnapping from a year ago where one child came home and the other has not been found. Kim and her team set up operations in one of the parents homes (who Kim has a history with) while they deal with a press blackout and increasing pressure from all sides.
The story was great-I figured out one of the main 'bad guys' and Kim seemed slightly out of character compared to the prior 2 books, but I am extremely excited to finish this series this year.