Customer Review

Reviewed in Australia on 2 August 2021
A small town police procedural which follows the police loyally, including a few detours into dead ends. While its hard to say a crime novel has a happy ending, this book does feature a closed ending where the criminals are caught at the end.

I enjoyed that this books primary focus was a missing persons' case when two young girls go missing from school. It made a change from a lot of police procedurals I'd read recently that were focused on serial murder. Although there is a colder case they intermittently think about, for the most part this book focuses on the single crime, and the daily life lesser crimes of villagers.

The 4 central members of the police team, DCs Sophie and Rick, DS Karen Hart and DI Morgan have quite a strong introduction. For the first book in a series they had strong team dynamics (both positive and negative) as well as a few personal side stories that promise the develop strong characters over the course of a series.
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