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20 years ago, 6 kids were kidnapped and only 5 rescued. Every year they met up for their annual candlelit vigil fir their lost friend Becky, with a condition that none could talk about the past. This year too, they met and one of them witnessed a girl Sammi bring kidnapped. Detective Sasha led the investigation and she had a fine tangled mess to unweave, both from the past and the present.

My first book by author M. K. Hill, I was quite pleasantly surprised that even when it started insidiously, it managed to grip me with its plot. I turned the pages almost feverishly wanting to get to the real truth and what the 5 were hiding.

Told in dual time frames, it gave the feel of never been told, and the author’s writing gave it a freshness with the suspense growing till it was the driving force which kept me hooked to the book. The twists and turns were wicked in its onslaught, filling me with unholy glee and excitement that only a well written thriller could only bring.

The group dynamic was cleverly portrayed, the Detective kept the story from slacking. The characters aplenty took me time to get them straightened out in my mind. I needed a book to take me away from real life, and this did the trick. A good innovative story, I would say!!

I received a free ARC from NetGalley and publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.

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The newspapers called it The Bad Place. A remote farm out on the Thames estuary, where six children were held captive for two weeks. Five of them got out alive. That was 20 years ago. Now adults, they meet up annually to hold a candlelit vigil for their friend who died. The only rule is that no one can talk about what happened the night they escaped.

But at this year’s event, one of them witnesses a kidnapping. A young girl, Sammi, is bundled into a van in front of their eyes. Is history repeating itself? Is one of them responsible? Or is someone sending them a twisted message?

DI Sasha Dawson, of Essex Police, is certain that the key to finding Sammi lies in finding out the truth about The Bad Place. But she also knows that with every second she spends trying to unlock the past, the clock ticks down for the missing girl.

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Publisher: Aria

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