Synopsis: When Isabel Gallagher is found murdered on the floor of her baby’s nursery by her mother, it’s a gruelling case for Detective Lottie Parker. Isabel’s pyjamas have been ripped, her throat cut and an old-fashioned razor blade placed in her hand. As Lottie looks at the round blue eyes and perfect chubby cheeks of Isabel’s baby daughter, she can’t understand who would want to hurt this innocent family.
That very same day she receives a call with devastating news. Another young mother, Joyce Breslin, has gone missing, and her four-year-old son Evan has been abducted from daycare. Lottie is sure that the missing mother and son are linked to Isabel’s death, and when she finds a bloody razor blade in their house, her worst fears are confirmed. Desperate to find little Evan, Lottie leaves no stone unturned as she delves into Isabel and Joyce’s pasts and when she realises the two women have been meeting in secret, she knows she must find out why.
But when Joyce’s body is found in a murky pond and some little bones are found on a windy hillside, it feels as if this merciless killer will stop at nothing. The bones aren’t Evan’s but can they give Lottie the final clue to find the innocent child before more lives are taken?
My Rating: 4/5
My Review: Another enjoyable installment in this series for sure! Lottie and the team are investigating the murder of a young Mum who is found dead with her child screaming in it’s cot. It’s a harrowing and brutal start but as with most cases her team covers nothing is ever pretty about a murder scene! The story kept a nice pace throughout and there were plenty of questions over various characters that appeared. Soon after the first murder another woman and her son go missing so its all hands on deck.
This series was for me a bit of a slow burner but I am now at the point where I amtotally invested in all of the characters. There is plenty going on with Lottie and her personal life too and I cannot wait to see what happens in the next book. This was certainly another enjoyable book in this series and one I would reccomend.