Wednesday 9 August 2023

πŸ“– Book Review ~ Just Another Missing Person by Gillian Mcallister


Michael Joseph
1 August 2023

My thanks to the publisher for my copy of this book

OLIVIA. 22 years old.

Last seen on CCTV, entering a dead-end alley. And not coming back out again. Missing for one day and counting...

Julia is the detective heading up the case. She knows what to expect. A desperate family, a ticking clock, and long hours away from her husband and daughter. But Julia has no idea how close to home it's going to get.

Because there's a man out there. And his weapon isn't a gun, or a knife: it's a secret. Her worst one. He tells her that her family's safety depends on one thing: Julia must NOT find out what happened to Olivia - and must frame somebody else for her murder...

πŸ“– My Review...

Julia is the lead detective in a bizarre disappearance case in which a young woman was seen to enter a dead end alley and not come out again. With very little clues, Julia and her team have an almost impossible task ahead that is until Julia is given an ultimatum that she has to agree to or else there will be dire consequences for her and her family.

The story is dark and complex and there was more than a hint of suspense to keep me turning the pages. I found the characters to be an interesting bunch and I enjoyed watching how the story unfolded particularly in light of Julia’s moral dilemma, which is done well. The author writes with great enthusiasm and certainly keeps a complicated plot ticking along without too many twists and turns which can sometimes muddy the waters too much.

Just Another Missing Person is a complex police procedural about the danger of hidden secrets and of the lengths that people will go to protect those they love. I look forward to reading more from this author.

Gillian McAllister is the Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author of eight stand-alone novels. Her books have been selected for the Radio 2 Book Club, Reese's Book Club, the Richard & Judy Book Club, and is published in thirty-six languages.

Twitter @gillianmauthor


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