Saturday, 15 April 2017

Their Lost Daughters by Joy Ellis - Thriller full of intrigue

TITLE - Their Lost Daughters

AUTHOR - Joy Ellis

PUBLISHER - Joffe Books


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SYNOPSIS -

TWO GIRLS GO TO A PARTY, ONLY ONE RETURNS ALIVE

Toni, the surviving teenager, is found delirious, wandering the muddy fields. She has been drugged and it’s uncertain whether she’ll survive. She says she saw her friend Emily being dragged away from the party. But no one knows who Emily is or even if she’s still alive.


Meanwhile the drowned body of another girl has been found on an isolated beach.
And how does this all relate to the shocking disappearance of a little girl nearly a decade ago, a crime which was never solved? The girl’s mother is putting immense pressure on the police to re-open the high-profile case.

EACH ONE OF THEM IS SOMEONE’S DAUGHTER AND THE POLICE MUST GIVE THEIR FAMILIES JUSTICE AND CLOSURE

DI Rowan Jackman and DS Marie Evans of the Fenland police are stretched to the limit as they try to bring the perpetrators of these shocking crimes to justice.

There is evidence of an illegal drinking club run by a shadowy group of men, who are grooming teenagers. And the team come across a sinister former hospital called Windrush which seems to house many dark secrets.

Full of twists and turns, this is a crime thriller that will keep you turning the pages until the shocking ending.
 
Sometimes when you read a book, it can take you a couple of chapters to get into it. I was hooked on this book after a couple of paragraphs! I had never read anything by this author, and being honest I hadn't heard of her. Not one to just follow the more well known authors I was happy to try and find myself another author to read.
There was so much content in this book and each story line blended seamlessly. As the blurb says, two girls go to a party & only one returns; also a young girl has been missing for several years and just seems to have disappeared without trace; also illegal drinking parties held for teenagers but by who? How are all these storylines linked?
The book was very descriptive, from the surrounding scenery to the numerous intriguing characters. Sometimes I get lost if there are too many characters in a book, but these all had such distinctive personalities and characteristics that it was hard not to follow who was who.
I felt the main Police characters were well written and the research seems to have been well done. It was great how the author had blended them all as a team.
This was a fast paced novel, with something different to grab your attention in each chapter. I found it hard to put down. Great twist at the end and totally unpredictable. I will most certainly be reading books by this author again. 
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Joy Ellis grew up in Kent but moved to London when she won an apprenticeship with the
prestigious Mayfair flower shop, Constance Spry Ltd.
Many years later, having run her own florist shop in Weybridge, Ellis took part in a writer’s workshop in Greece and was encouraged by her tutor, Sue Townsend to begin writing seriously. She now lives in the Lincolnshire Fens with her partner Jacqueline and their Springer spaniels, Woody and Alfie.
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