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Thursday, June 16, 2016

The Missing Hours by Emma Kavanagh

Selena Cole a perfectly rational woman disappears for twenty hours. She leaves two very little children in a playground and disappears. She reappears none the worse for wear with no idea what happened to her during those hours.

A lawyer is found murdered with a stab wound to his neck on a lonely road. His car is missing and there are no clues as to who could have done this.

Fast forward to our investigative team who very early on clue on to the fact that the two are somehow connected. Selena claims to only know who the murdered lawyer is but his office turns up detailed literature on the Cole business of ransom and rescue. Selena and her late husband who died in a a bomb blast were the founders of a very successful highly risky business. Selena has now roped in her brother in law and sister as she finds herself too traumatized to take part in this delicate work.

Told in alternate stages of both investigations, the detail of police work and the fact that you can miss a vital clue which seems so insignificant in the greater part of things was very well told. Characterization of each person was also very well done.

An author I will be looking for in the future.

Sent to me by Netgalley for an unbiased review, courtesy of Random House (UK) Cornerstone. 


Literary Feline said...

This sounds really intriguing, Mystica! What an interesting premise.

Martha Eskuchen said...

I was eyeing this as it does sound good. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

stacybuckeye said...

This looks good!