Jimmy Tucker is dying. There’s only one person he wants to tell. His daughter—Milly. But when he gets home from the hospital, she’s vanished without a trace.
The inoperable brain aneurysm deep within Jimmy’s head could burst at any time—a cough, a sneeze, or a blow to the head could kill him instantly. With the police not interested in Milly’s disappearance, Jimmy takes things into his own hands and begins to look for his only daughter. But it doesn’t take him long to realise that his daughter is not the woman he thinks she is.
As he gradually discovers Milly’s shocking private life, Jimmy enlists the help of Gareth Dawson, an ex-crook with a big heart. But Gareth can only help Jimmy up to a point.
As the pressure mounts, can Jimmy uncover the truth about Milly’s disappearance before it’s too late—for either of them?
This is the first book I have read by the author and certainly won’t be my last.
Jimmy is a widow whose main joy in life is his daughter Milly. If it isn’t bad enough that he has just been told that he doesn’t have long to live, his daughter also goes missing. My heart went out to this man. He comes across as being a bit of a loner and lost soul but what a wonderful character he was.
In fact, this is what I most enjoyed about the story, the characters. Yes there are some horrible ones but the rest, the author really makes you care about them. I loved the bit of banter between Jimmy and some of the new friends he meets in his journey to find out the truth about his daughter. I like how even in just a short time, the bond that develops between them was quite heart warming. It was just nice to know that there are some good guys out there.
Due to the nature of the story it is quite a sombre read and by the end I was actually really emotional which I hadn’t expected. Jimmy is a character that I think will stay with me for a while to come.
Finding Milly is a dark and compelling read. It’s about a father and daughter bond and how far that person will go to discover the truth. Whilst it is every bit a crime thriller, the author, through Jimmy, brings so many feelings and emotions, making this an unputdownable read.
My thanks to the author for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Finding Milly is available to purchase from Amazon.
Nathan Burrows is a writer based in Norfolk in the United Kingdom.
Primarily a thriller fan, Nathan writes across the thriller genres – from legal thrillers like ‘Blind Justice’ to military thrillers like ‘Man Down’. He also writes more standard gritty thrillers like his latest release – ‘Finding Milly’.
He’s also the author of a dark comedy trilogy set in Norfolk. The first in the series is ‘The Butcher’, a deliciously funny story about – amongst other things – sausages. The second in the series is ‘The Baker’, which features Norfolk’s most useless cult. And finally, ‘The Candlestick Maker’ is about a fitness instructor with a difference.
Nathan’s a keen reader as well as a writer. He occasionally runs marathons, has a Norwich City football club season ticket, and is the proud part-owner of a Daschund puppy called Bertie.
For more information, visit www.nathanburrows.com