Hi there, today I am pleased to share with you my review of THE LOST DAUGHTER by Jane Adams. This is a gripping mystery that I loved.
THE LOST DAUGHTER
Format – Kindle
Publisher – Joffe Books
Publication Date – 30th August 2023
Genre – Crime thriller, mystery and suspense
Author – Jane Adams
FIRST SHE WAS MARRIED. THEN SHE WAS WIDOWED. NOW SHE’S VANISHED WITHOUT A TRACE.
From the bestselling author of The Greenway, nominated for the CWA’s John Creasey Award.
‘Takes the psychological suspense novel into new realms of mystery.’ Val McDermid
‘The elaborate duel between hunter and hunted makes absorbing reading.’ The Times
Three long years after the death of her husband, Ashley Summers has finally found love again in the shape of Tim Bennett. He’s kind, caring, like no one she’s dated before.
She can’t wait for him to meet her family — but she never shows up.
Just like that, she’s gone.
Ashley’s new boyfriend isn’t who he says he is.
Ashley’s the first victim. Anyone could be next . . .
Detective Ray Flowers is called in to search for Ashley. But how far is he willing to go to bring her home?
Discover an eerily atmospheric, utterly compulsive mystery thriller that’s guaranteed to keep you turning the pages late into the night. Perfect for fans of Joy Ellis, Sara Pearse, Ann Cleeves, Tana French, Louise Penny and Elly Griffiths.
WHAT EVERYONE IS SAYING ABOUT THE LOST DAUGHTER:
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Loved this book!’ Meg O.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Really enjoyable read.’ Sue
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘An intriguing and absorbing psychological thriller. Makes for an exciting, suspenseful read.’ Carol S.
⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Wow! What a crazy story! This book had a bit of everything . . . the storyline was very interesting and kept me glued to my Kindle!’ Debbie B.
⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Jane Adams is one of my go-to authors and The Lost Daughter is yet another good read. It features one of the creepiest characters in the mystery genre. Definitely recommended!’ Hannelore C.
⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I devoured this book in one sitting and only came up for breath after I had turned the last page. Another MUST READ from this very talented author. Loved it!!’ Peggy B
This is book 5 in the Detective Ray Flowers series. I have read book 4 but not the first 3 (yet) so I can confirm they work perfectly as stand alone.
Ray is a private detective and is contacted by Libby to ask him to search for her missing daughter in law. However, right from the beginning the questions start pinging up: Why did Libby choose Ray rather than a PI with more experience of finding missing people? Is it just a coincidence that the main suspect is a friend of his? The questions keep coming with no answers.
As the story continues it soon becomes clear that Ray and his family are somehow involved in this case. Can Ray keep his family and friends safe while he finds out what is going on?
This is a very gripping story that keeps the suspense building all the way through. Many twists and turns ensure that the pages keep turning all the way to an adrenaline pumping ending. Absolutely brilliant.
The characters I have met before continue to flesh out as their personalities develop and the new ones bring new dimensions.
It did leave a few unanswered questions which was disappointing but overall it was a very good read that I recommend to anyone who loves crime fiction. I am looking forward to the next in the series.
Many thanks to Joffe Books and the author for the advance digital copy. This is my unbiased review.
Jane Adams is the author of more than thirty published crime novels. The first, The Greenway, was nominated for both the Authors’ Club award and the CWA John Creasey for best debut novel.
Jane is constantly amazed at where life has taken her. Writing had never been on her ‘possible careers’ list, but she says once stories take root in your brain, they just have to be told – and she feels very fortunate that people want to read them.
In addition to writing, Jane teaches creative writing, read and mentor for The Literary Consultancy, and is a Royal Literary Fund Fellow and FRSA.
BOOKS BY JANE ADAMS:
DETECTIVE MIKE CROFT SERIES
MERROW & CLARKE SERIES
DETECTIVE RAY FLOWERS SERIES
THE SISTER’S TWIN
THE DETECTIVE RAY FLOWERS BOX SET BOOKS 1–3
DETECTIVE ROZLYN PRIEST SERIES
BURY ME DEEP
RINA MARTIN MYSTERY SERIES
MURDER ON SEA
MURDER ON THE CLIFF
MURDER ON THE BOAT
MURDER ON THE BEACH
MURDER AT THE COUNTRY HOUSE
MURDER AT THE PUB
MURDER ON THE FARM
THE OTHER WOMAN
THE WOMAN IN THE PAINTING
THEN SHE WAS DEAD
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