Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Book 6 - The Lost - Claire McGowan

Kindle Edition

Cost: 3.99

Publisher: Headline

Published: 11/04/13

Amazon uk link: Here

Goodreads Link: Here

The Blurb

"Not everyone who's missing is lost
When two teenage girls go missing along the Irish border, forensic psychologist Paula Maguire has to return to the home town she left years before. Swirling with rumour and secrets, the town is gripped by fear of a serial killer. But the truth could be even darker.

Not everyone who's lost wants to be found
Surrounded by people and places she tried to forget, Paula digs into the cases as the truth twists further away. What's the link with two other disappearances from 1985? And why does everything lead back to the town's dark past- including the reasons her own mother went missing years before?

Nothing is what it seems
As the shocking truth is revealed, Paula learns that sometimes, it's better not to find what you've lost."

My Thoughts

This book has taught me a very important lesson. That lesson is not believe the hype. Having lots of 4/5 star reviews and I liked the sound of the plot so I was expecting something a bit better than a book full of clich├ęs.

Its very repetitive and overpopulated with every character having someone die or go missing in tragic circumstances. It was a bit too much of a struggle to keep up with who had which tragic past.

I never took to the Paula McGuire, yet another maverick working for the Police but not actually a Police Officer. That didn't stop her haring off here there and everywhere trying to solve the crime, making the Police force look inept and a pointless part of the book.

I liked the plot but that was about it. Felt like I had watched an Eastenders Christmas double bill after finishing it. Lots going on but far fetched, repetitive and far too long.

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