Sunday, 13 September 2015
From The Cradle - Louise Voss & Mark Edwards
Regular readers of my Facebook page will know that I'm a big fan of both of these authors and that I was lucky enough to win a review copy of The Blissfully Dead (published on 29th Sept) which is the second Detective Lennon novel not having realised that I hadn't read the first one From The Cradle.
Helen and Sean Phillips have a rare night out leaving their three year old daughter Frankie with her 15 year old half sister but when they arrive home Frankie is nowhere to be found. Two other children have been abducted recently so is Frankie's disappearance linked to the other two cases?
Detective Inspector Patrick Lennon is heading up the investigation but he has his own problems, bringing up his young daughter single handedly and having to move back in with his parents being just a few of them.
From The Cradle is a terrific read full of twists and turns, just when you think you have everything worked out along comes another curveball that throws you completely off track. With each chapter being written from a different character's point of view, it's a clever way to hear the story and discover motivations but this is done in a very adept way that doesn't leave you confused.
The book even ends with a twist but the great thing about that is that you don't have to wait long until you can read the next instalment, and I can't wait to find out what comes next for Patrick Lennon.