Sunday, November 17, 2013

Cry of The Children by J M Gregson

Seven year old Lucy Gibson is just thrilled about going to the local funfair and riding the carnival rides.  Going with Mom's new boyfriend is fine, just as long as she gets to go.  When she gets off the ride on the opposite side of the ride, he waits for her to return so they don't miss each other.  When she doesn't show up, he goes after her.  She's not on the other side, either...

Severn House and Net Galley allowed to download and read this ebook (thank you).  It will be published in January, so add it to your TBR list.

This a police procedural that evolves into a search for a pedophile at the beginning, then a search for the murderer when Lucy's body is found.  The investigation touches Lucy's mother and father, the new boyfriend, a known pedophile, a large mentally challenged woman who once stole a baby (thinking she was adopting it), and a carny with an eye for young girls.

The author manages to make all of them look guilty by insinuating hints that make you wonder if they are the one.  I was actually surprised to learn who the killer was.

A boy goes missing from the same area and the search becomes more frantic.  The kidnapper is covered and could be anybody.  The story keeps you reading.  I found the whole story a bit sad because it included a child's death and the characters in the story were pathetic themselves.  The cops were good, did their job, and found the killer but you don't feel vindicated.  Life is hard where they live...

Why not give this one and see what you think?  Be sure to tell me how you felt at the end of the story, OK?

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