I concentrated hard, desperately listening for something familiar, the sound of life.
I heard nothing.
Just my own breaths and the wind, whistling through branches above… The thought made me shiver.
I am buried alive.
Following an argument with her British boyfriend, Chinese student Min Li is abducted whilst walking the dark streets of picturesque Stratford-upon-Avon alone.
Trapped in a dark pit, Min is at the mercy of her captor. Detective Inspector Will Jackman is tasked with solving the case and in his search for answers discovers that the truth is buried deeper than he ever expected.
But, as another student vanishes and Min grows ever weaker, time is running out. Can Jackman track down the kidnapper, before it’s too late?
Before It’s Too Late is the first book I have read by this author and I can’t believe I haven’t come across her books up until now.
From the cover of the book to the description, it looks and sounds great and best of all it lived up to my expectations.
Just in the first few chapters there are two dead bodies and a third person missing! Needless to say the story had me hooked from the start. This book just flows so well and with quite a few twists the reader will find it hard to put down.
The story alternates between Min Li the student who has been abducted to the efforts of Detective Inspector Will Jackman and his team who are racing against time to save her and solve the case. Will Jackman and Min Li are actually my favourite characters throughout the story. Min Li I loved her strength and the warmth of her character. Will, what can I say apart from I especially loved his character. the author has made him such a down to earth person. Even though he has problems in his personal life, he doesn’t let it interfere with his working life and I loved the normality of his home life with his dog. The author has written a very believable scenario with even more believable characters.
I really hope we are going to be seeing more of Will Jackman in the not to distant future.
Many thanks to Legend Press and Netgalley for an Advanced Readers Copy of this book.