Thirteen-month-old Lily Hamilton is abducted from Ayr beach in Scotland while her parents are just yards away.
Three days later the distraught father turns up at private investigator Charlie Cameron’s office. Mark Hamilton believes he knows who has stolen his daughter. And why.
Against his better judgment Charlie gets involved In the case and when more bodies are discovered the awful truth dawns: there is a serial killer whose work has gone undetected for decades.
Is baby Lily the latest victim of a madman?
For Charlie it’s too late, he can’t let go.
His demons won’t let him.
‘A major new force in British crime fiction.’
The story starts off with quite a dramatic start with baby Lily being abducted while her dad is fighting to save her mothers life. What a way to start a book off and it had my attention straight away.
Charlie Cameron is a private investigator who has been asked by Lily’s father to find her. Right from the start it’s apparent that Charlie has something that lurks in his past which causes him to have a strained relationship with his parents and to why he is working as a private investigator. I was dying to find out what it could be and I enjoyed the journey that the author took us on in finding out.
There are quite a few twists and turns in the story that were totally unexpected and took me by surprise. As the weeks start building up from Lily’s abduction, I was beginning to truly wonder whether her parents would ever be reunited with her. It made for some tense reading as a mother myself.
Games People Play is a highly enjoyable crime thriller that will have you gripped from start to finish. All I can say is thank heavens to Charlie Cameron, I for one would have never worked out who actually took Lily and it certainly makes for a roller coaster of a read.
My thanks to Bloodhound Books for a copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Goodreads rating 4/5 stars.
Games People play is out on the 19th of January and available to purchase from Amazon.