The stakes are high when a holiday turns tragic…
When Louise Gillespie regains consciousness after a traffic accident, she learns that her husband and four-year-old daughter are missing. Her frantic search to find them is encumbered by her own brain trauma and the local sergeant in charge of investigation, who thinks she’s crazy.
Her luck finally changes when she bumps into PIs Ellen Brazil and Brian Lynx. Despite being on holiday themselves, they take on Louise’s case. It’s not long before Ellen and Brian discover the truth behind the family’s sinister disappearance.
I am a huge fan of this authors books but have to say I am quite embarrassed to not have read the first two books in the Intention series. This isn’t a bad thing though as it shows how easy this book was to read as a stand alone.
The story literally had me gripped from start to end. Reading of what happens to Louise had me as confused as she was. Everyone she seems to meet thinks she is a crazy woman and no one believes her, that is until she meets Ellie (Ellen) and Brian.
What I love about this authors leading female characters is how compassionate they always are. They are strong and are very good at their job but I love how they haven’t been hardened by what they do and still very much feel compassionate to people who have been victims of crime. These are the sort of people that the public would love to have working on their cases as you get the overall feeling that these people truly care about you.
To start with I have to admit I was starting to agree with the people that thought Louise was going crazy as there didn’t seem any proof to back up what Louise was saying but when Ellie and Brian get on the case things start to become quite clear.
I loved the whole angle of this case and the plot has been very cleverly woven so that the author shocks and surprises us. This is a highly enjoyable read which I will definitely be going back and reading the first two books to see what I have been missing out on.
My thanks to the author for a copy of this book in exchange for an Honest review.
Goodreads rating 5/5 stars.
Devious Intention is out today and available to purchase from Amazon.