When DI Natalie Ward is told of a missing persons case involving two girls her mind is immediately taken back to one of the first cases she worked as a detective, the Blossom Twins murder. Then a man had been put away but her mind will always go back to the case.
Is she subconsciously thinking about how the case was solved?
When the similarities in the missing girls case, and the Blossom Twins case start to pile up Nat becomes more than a little concerned.
She hadn’t been convinced the right person was put away years ago, now the uncertainty is creeping back as similarities between the new, and old case start to mount up
To make matters worse a face from the past proves to be an unwelcome annoyance during her investigation.
Carol Wyer’s books are nothing short of brilliant. Over the series she has led the reader to develop a relationship with her characters, often with side stories that are equally as good as the main investigation thread of the plot.
This book is no exception.
I often wonder if writers plot story lines books in advance, or whether they just let the story flow in its own direction whilst they write it.
Either way the end of this story is a real bolt from the blue. If it was planned, and it was done to make the reader sit slack jawed, it worked. If it just flowed to the point that had me gasping, it was a brave decision to include it in the final draft. What an ending.
Am I looking forward to the next instalment. Oh my god yes!!!!!