"Gregson knows when to up the ante . . . in this tense procedural" as two London detectives investigate a shocking case of abduction and murder (Kirkus Reviews). The last time Anthea Gibson saw her seven-year-daughter, Lucy, the girl was thrilled to be heading off to her first village fair. Then, a parent's worst nightmare: Lucy never comes home. As the disappearance stretches from hours to days without any leads, Lambert and Hook fear the worst and cast a wider net over suspects: a roustabout well-known for his unsavory habits; a local female loner with a disturbing want of a child; Anthea's estranged and pitiable husband, as well as her current lover; and even the distraught mother herself who may have a motive for seeing Lucy spirited away. But when another child vanishes from the area, and something terrible washes up on the shores of the Wye River, the case takes a breathtaking twist. And even the seasoned investigators aren't prepared for how dark it's going to get.
by J.M. Gregson
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