Great start to a British Police Procedural Crime Series. This is a new to me Author, but since it’s one of my favourite genres, I really wanted to read this series. It didn’t disappoint. DS Karen Hart has a tragic background, 5 years ago she lost her husband Josh and daughter Tilly in a car accident. Her neighbour and close friend Christine is her backstop and provides unconditional support. We also meet her relatively new Boss DI Scott Morgan, who is very different to Karen and prefers to not rely on Karen’s hunches. Rounding out the team are DC Rick Cooper who is juggling outside demands and DS Sophie Jones who is ambitious and eager.
The story itself is a parent’s nightmare, where 2 ten year old girls have gone missing. This a page turner, as the team work quickly to locate the girls, and like all good detective novels, there are some red herrings, with the reveal at the end a really good one.