NetGalley Review - Lost Girls

Lost Girls: A fast paced, gripping thriller novel (Detective Kim Stone crime thriller series Book 3) - Angela Marsons

Lost Girls is yet another great book in this excellent crime thriller series.

I found it fast paced, really hard to put down, and was dying to see what happened to the young girls. It has a dark atmosphere and very disturbing characters.

"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."

This is as good, if not better than the first book, Silent Scream, but my favourite is still the second book, Evil Games. I loved the dark psychological feel to Evil Games. I loved getting into the mind of sociopath and therapist, Dr. Alexandra Thorne, and found her truly fascinating, so it was always going to take a lot to beat. Having said that, Lost Girls is still a great book that I very much enjoyed.

Considering I’m not a huge crime fan, I have to admit that I do really look forward to each of the books in this series being published. I still remember all the excitement surrounding the release of the first one, and was delighted by its huge success. I can’t believe we’re now already on to book three!

Although not one of the most likeable characters, if I’m honest, I think I’m developing a bit of a soft spot for Kim Stone. Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t want her as a friend in real life, but I feel like I’ve shared a few thrilling journeys with her this year, and I’m curious to see where she plans to take me next.

Not part of the story, but the comment “Everyone should have a Julie.” in the acknowledgments, did put a huge smile on my face.

I would like to thank the publisher, Bookouture for allowing me a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.