Thursday, March 13, 2014

Review: Little Girl Lost by Brian McGilloway

Little Girl Lost
by Brian McGilloway

Publisher: Pan McMillian
Pages: 305
Format: ebook
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Unwilling, or unable, to speak, the only person she seems to trust is the young officer who rescued her, Detective Sergeant Lucy Black. Soon afterwards, DS Black is baffled to find herself suddenly moved from a high-profile case involving the kidnapping of another girl, a prominent businessman's teenage daughter. 

Black's problems are not only professional: she's caring for her increasingly unstable father, and trying to avoid conflict with her frosty mother - who also happens to be the Assistant Chief Constable. As she struggles to identify the unclaimed child, Black begins to realize that her case and the kidnapping may be linked by events that occurred during the grimmest days of the country's recent history - events that also defined her own troubled childhood.

Kritters Thoughts:  There are a few little girls who are lost in this book and a young woman who lost her childhood and must realize the details behind what happened in the past.  As a detective Lucy Black returns home to care for her father and continue her career, but just as she gets in town a little girl is found in the woods and has an odd connection to another girl who is the daughter of a wealthy businessman and who is missing.  

I loved the parallels of DS Black learning about her past in her hometown as she investigates the girl found in the woods, it was thankfully obvious that DS Black didn't have an easy childhood and because of her past she can help these girls.  It was so interesting watching her piece together both the events of the present and the past.  There was an interesting twist in the end that was satisfying and sad at the same time, I wouldn't change it, but it made me stop and think about the rest of the book.

An interesting thriller that takes place in Ireland, but don't let that keep you from reading it - if you are a reader who doesn't like to read outside the US (like me!).  

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Ebook 2014 Challenge: 10 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Partners in Crime Tours.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

1 comment :

  1. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts about this 1st in series mystery.


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