Good mystery/thriller about a London cop looking for a little girl who has been missing for three years. The story was not as solid as Robotham's first novel "Suspect", but a good read for those who like police procedurals.
4.0 out of 5 stars - "Everyone leaves a trail...It isn't just scraps of paper and photographs. It's the impression we make on other people and how we confront the world."
I love the way this author writes. His sentence construction, his descriptions that make me feel there in the moment, the way he builds suspense and moves along the narrative, and the interesting complicated plot of the story.
In this second of the Joseph O'Loughlin series, a new main character takes center stage. It's Joe's nemesis from the first book, Detective Inspector Vincent Ruiz who had mistakenly tormented and arrested Joe.
The first person narrative opens with Ruiz being fished from the Thames, bleeding from a bullet wound in his thigh and nearly drowned. When he awakens 8 days later, he can't remember how he came to be in the river or even what case he was working on. Joe, the intrepid and highly skilled psychologist, is helping Ruiz get his memory back. Their efforts lead them to an old child abduction and murder case -- Mickey Carlyle was 7 years old when she seemingly vanished from a building on her way down to sunbathe with a playmate.
The fast pace, the unexpected twists, and the intricate developments kept me glued to the pages. I am eager to start the next book in the series to see what's next for these unique multidimensional characters. Excellent suspense thriller!
This is the second in a series. The characters are rich and complex. Fast paced and good plot. If you enjoy getting into a series this is a good one. The first book in the series Suspect sets the stage for the others. I've gotten my husband hooked on them too.