Now she’s gone – Alison James

She took a mouthful of the sweet liquid and started to feel a pounding in her head. Arms went around her waist and she was half lifted and half pulled. The last thing she was aware of was her head hitting a step…

Sixteen-year-old Emily had everything to live for. A bright, beautiful teenager with a promising future ahead of her. But in one night her life is cut short. The police say it’s an accident. But her parents think she was murdered.

When Detective Rachel Prince is called in to investigate the shocking death at the height of the Edinburgh festival, her instincts tell her that things are not as they first appear. Something is very wrong.

As the case takes an unexpected turn, Rachel discovers a chilling link with the suspicious death of another international student, who stayed in the same house as Emily two years before.

Just as Rachel finds herself on the hunt for a serial killer, a painful relationship from her own past catches up with her. And Rachel must decide what is more important – catching the killer or keeping her own secrets?

 

 

My review

I never thought it would be possible that my reading list could get any longer, but once again I have discovered an author that I want to follow.
Although I suspected somebody rather soon (and for once I was right), it did not diminish the reading pleasure at all, because the story was so well constructed and gripping.
I also liked the way DI Prince and her DS work together. We also get a glimpse of her personal life, but at the same time the author never lets your attention be pulled away too much from the crime scene. She always makes sure that we keep our eye on the ball. The only thing left to do was to read and enjoy, which I did. 5 stars.

Thank you Alison James, Bookouture and Netgalley.

 

About the author

I was born in the Cotswolds but spent most of my formative years abroad. I studied languages at Oxford, then became a journalist and author, returning to university after my two children to take a law degree. After a three-year stint as a criminal paralegal, I worked as a commercial copywriter and then a TV storyliner, before coming full circle to write fiction again.