When a baby is stolen from a Scottish beach, private investigator Charlie Cameron reluctantly agrees to take the case. While her parents are just yards away, thirteen-month-old Lily Hamilton is abducted from Ayr beach in Scotland. Three days later, her distraught father turns up at private investigator Charlie Cameron's office. Mark Hamilton believes he knows who has taken his daughter. And why.
Against his better judgment, Charlie takes the case—and when bodies are discovered, he suspects this may not be an isolated crime. Is there a serial killer whose work has gone undetected for decades? Is baby Lily his latest victim? Charlie won’t be able to give up on this case. Memories and guilt from his childhood won’t let him…
Owen Mullen is a best-selling author of psychological and gangland thrillers. His fast-paced, twist-aplenty stories are perfect for all fans of Robert Galbraith, Ian Rankin and Ann Cleeves.
What readers say about Owen Mullen:
'Owen Mullen knows how to ramp up the action just when it’s needed… he never fails to give you hard-hitting thrillers that have moments that will stay with you forever...'
'One of the very best thriller writers I have ever read.'
'Owen Mullen writes a good story, he really brings his characters to life and the endings are hard to guess and never what you expected.'
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
This is a fast-paced debut from bestselling thriller author Owen Mullen, and a nicely tense introduction to private investigator Charlie Cameron. From the first chapters, it’s evident Mullen has created a complex and deep character, supported by an ensemble cast of intriguing characters. Two young parents, Mark and Jen, enlist the help of Cameron after their 13-month old daughter is abducted on the beach. Cameron is reluctant to get involved in missing children cases, but thanks in part to long-repressed guilt from childhood, he can’t resist the case.
Well paced edgy and so very well written could not put this down loved the characters
Casual misogyny, racist stereotypes, typical tropes of divorced, drunk, woman hating policemen. One of the laziest examples of this sad old genre.
Games People Play
This is one of the best fiction books I have read in a long time. Well constructed and with good twists. Even the grammar was almost faultless. My only problem is that I must have gone to sleep when the Pruis morphed into an Audi.