The Forgotten Children by Paul J. Teague @PaulTeagueUK


Book Description:

A childhood poisoned by betrayal. A revenge that can wait no more.

Things have gone from bad to worse for radio journalist, Pete Bailey.

Not only is he still estranged from his wife Meg, he has found himself living in rundown flat in Blackpool, rapidly running out of money and scraping by to make ends meet.

But the seaside resort holds the secrets of Meg’s childhood years, which were poisoned by cruelty, betrayal and violence.

As Pete gets closer to the truth, the past comes back to haunt him as a killer seeks to right wrongs and destroy old enemies.

More lives will be lost and those closest to Pete will risk most of all.

But finally, after all the death and misery, the terrible truth will be revealed.

The Forgotten Children is the final part of a trilogy of thrillers.

Book 1, Don’t Tell Meg and Book 2, The Murder Place are also available.

Paul J. Teague has also written the standalone thriller Dead of Night (Released May 2017)

Please note that this book contains mild violence, bad language and sexual references.

My Thoughts:

The Forgotten Children is the third and final book in the Meg trilogy. I would highly recommend reading the books in order to get full enjoyment as there is a lot that happens, especially from the first book that you would be better off knowing before reading this one.

I’m not quite sure what I was expecting from the third and final book but The Forgotten Children was much more than I could have hoped for. In the previous books we don’t actually get to meet Meg and know relatively very little about her other than she is Pete’s estranged wife. I was desperate for some answers and they came at me thick and fast.

I don’t want to give to much away but finding out about Meg’s past left me with very mixed emotions. For one it was great to have everything finally revealed but what is revealed made for some emotional and heart breaking reading. I won’t lie that due to the nature of the story it did make for some difficult reading in part but the author does it skilfully so everything is left to the imagination.

The Forgotten Children is a dark and emotional read that by the end had me racing through the pages. As the saying goes ‘save the best til last’ and as much as I have enjoyed the other previous books, this was by far my favourite. Everything just comes together and it totally lived up to my expectations and more. I have to say I have really enjoyed the journey the author has taken me on with these books. Pete is a character who has grown on me with each passing read, so much so that I am a little sad to be seeing the last of him. Hopefully Pete’s adventures won’t stop there as trouble seems to have a habit of following him!

Goodreads rating 5/5 stars.

The Forgotten Children is available to purchase from Amazon. (Please note that link used is an affiliate link)

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