HOW CAN A CHILD VANISH WITHOUT A TRACE?
Last night, 8-year-old Daisy Mason disappeared from a summer party at her home. No one at the party noticed her leave. Even her parents aren't sure of the last time they saw her.
DS Adam Fawley is trying to keep an open mind. But he knows that in nine cases out of ten, it's someone close to the victim.
When a pair of bloody tights is discovered, Fawley's worst suspicions are concerned.
Someone knows where Daisy is.
And her time is running out.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
In the first part a planned series, Cara Hunter introduces us to emotionally scarred Detective Inspector Adam Fawley as he leads the search for eight-year-old Daisy Mason, who’s gone missing from her suburban Oxfordshire home. The story moves at a riveting pace; our perceptions and suspicions changed with every new revelation about Daisy’s family—not least during the final flurry of stunning twists. Hunter uses tweets and Facebook posts to give the novel an engagingly modern feel and to examine how firestorms of accusation and rumor can spread on social media and potentially influence the outcome of a case.
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What a plot
This is a good book with a hell of a twist. Highly recommended
My main issue with the book was the awful portrayal of the Muslim ‘characters’. As an author who happens to be a white woman, you have both the platform and the opportunity to change the way Muslims and people of colour are portrayed in mainstream media.
Yet the author decided to portray the Muslims in her book, as suspects and a family who’s men have recently been jailed for running a child grooming ring targeted at ‘white girls’ and who’s remaining male son gets arrested for selling drugs. To illustrate the ridiculousness of the portrayal, here is a direct quote of the only speaking line the son has in the book: ‘I told you man. W*nkers like him. Dey only care about demselves’. This is only character who’s lines are written with an accent. The family lives in absolute squalor, with the women portrayed as weak, defenceless and trapped.
I’m just incredibly disappointed that when a white author decides to write in a ‘diverse’ character, instead of changing the narrative and portraying the character in a positive light, she goes down the stereotypical and frankly racist route.
I wish I could return this book, and I won’t be reading anymore books from this author.
Closer to Home
It took me a while to get into this book, it wasn’t an instant paper turner. Yet, one evening, the story gripped me and couldn’t put the book down until I’d it. It kind of messed with my sleep that night.... I think it was worth it.