Damaged by Dan Scottow – Book Review

Welcome to the Publication Day Party for Damaged by Dan Scottow.



Do you believe everything you’re told? 

Journalist Emily Blake is sent back to her hometown to investigate the disappearance of a young girl called Becky Clarke. Emily takes the assignment willingly as the case echoes the disappearance of her childhood friend, Alice Abbott, twenty-five years earlier. 

Returning to the village, Emily renews old acquaintances and rivalries. She reconnects with her estranged brother Adam, who has never quite recovered from tragic events from their past.

While she looks into the disappearance of Becky Clarke, Emily revisits Alice’s case but not everyone welcomes her investigation.  

As lies that have been told for twenty-five years surrounding Alice’s disappearance begin to unravel, Emily is drawn deeper into the mystery. 

 What happened to Alice? 

Will Becky ever be found? 

And do the answers lie closer to home than anyone ever imagined?


With an amazing shocking start, I was hooked from the off.

Alice had gone missing as a child, 25 years ago. Her best friend, Emily is back in her childhood home, now a journalist and looking into Alice’s disappearance.

Another child has gone missing. Is there a link to Alice’s case? Who in the town has secrets they are desperate to keep?

This is an incredibly tense tale, it keeps you on tenterhooks with its gritting, twisty plot. The ending will certainly leave your heart racing. A stunning debut psychological thriller from Dan Scottow.

Thank you to Bloodhound Books for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour,  for the promotional materials and a free copy of the ebook. This is my honest, unbiased review.


You can buy a copy here: https://amzn.to/3aqB26q




Dan grew up in Hertfordshire before moving to London in his early twenties.  After more than ten years living there, he decided enough was enough, and packed his bags for Scotland in search of a more peaceful life. 

Dan works as a graphic designer, but dreams of the day he can give it up and write full time. 

 Besides writing, he enjoys painting, watching a good scary film, travelling the world, good food, long walks on the beach with his dogs, and of course, reading a great book.


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