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 twenty 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…
26 years ago, six teenagers were sitting in a minibus about to go on a trip …a driver gets in and off they go…..but then they notice, it’s not the usual driver and he has a knife…..
They are abducted……..eventually 5 escape…..but one was left behind.
The five friends meet up each year for a reunion, Karin, Paul, Michelle, Simon and Lydia also remember their lost friend Becky.
But then a young girl goes missing…..the abduction witnessed by a distraught Lydia.
DI Sasha Dawson is investigating the disappearance and finds a link to the five friends and The Bad Place…..then another child is taken.
This is a very cleverly plotted thriller that will keep you on tenterhooks right to the last page. I loved the way Sasha is portrayed as a strong, intelligent detective, but with a life behind the scenes, with its chaos and usual family dramas. Full of twists and secrets to keep you guessing.
Thank you to HoZ books for the opportunity to read this for free. This is my honest and unbiased review.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
It’s nice to see you here, thanks for coming.
I’ve been a journalist and an award-winning music radio producer. I worked for about
five minutes in PR. But I write the Drake and Crowley thriller series now, which is
just as well, because I love writing. It’s my dream job.
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