The Unbroken by Alex Caan @alexcaanauthor @HeraBooks

Book Description:

Millie didn’t get time to think. The car door was pulled open and she was dragged out, her screams loud and raw, as she kicked and fought. She called out for Oscar, again and again, screaming for help.

But he never came.

It was the wedding of the year. Millie Beaumont marrying billionaire playboy Oscar Hayat, the eyes of the world watching.

But the dream turns into a nightmare when Millie and Oscar are brutally abducted while on honeymoon. Millie is killed, her body dumped in London. Oscar is still

Enter DS Moomy Khan and DI Sarah Heaton – not your typical police officers. Moomy is running from her own troubled past, while Sarah is having to live with the hard choices she has made. Yet they will stop at nothing to find Millie’s murderers and track down Oscar. Only a family as high profile as the Hayats have enemies lurking in every corner – have they taken the ultimate revenge, or is someone else behind the death and kidnapping?

And can Moomy and Sarah find Oscar – before time runs out and he suffers the same fate as his wife?

The first book in the gripping, fast-paced new Khan and Heaton crime series, The Unbroken will thrill fans of A.A. Dhand, Angela Marsons and Robert Bryndza.

My Thoughts:

The Unbroken is the first book in a new crime series featuring two women detectives, DS Moomy Khan and DI Sarah Heaton. I have to say I don’t know many crime series’ where they have two female leads. Girl power!

Both characters, whilst different, have a troubled past. I loved the dynamic of the vulnerability and strength that come with both these women. I was as invested in finding out about their pasts as I was with the case they were working on. Sometimes in the start to a new series, there is to much background, affecting the thrill and excitement of the actual case. This author makes the reader care about both whilst making it a page turner of a read.

The story starts off with Millie. Just the brief introduction was enough that I was as desperate for justice as Moomy and Sarah was for her. They seem to keep hitting walls in the investigation which had me as frustrated as they were. Their emotions with this case transferred from the pages over me, leaving me go through an array of emotions.

The Unbroken is a brilliant start to a new crime series. I am loving Sarah and Moomy and can’t wait to read more of this duo. I have a feeling there is more to come from their pasts that will add to the tension and suspense. A riveting read that had me clinging onto every word.

My thanks to Hera Books and NetGalley for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.

The unbroken is available to purchase from Amazon.

Alex Caan has spent over a decade working in Information Systems Security for a number of government organisations, and is currently specialising in Terrorism Studies. A lifetime passion for writing was sparked by the encouraging words of an English Teacher in school, and eventually led to Alex successfully completing an MA in Creative Writing, and write Cut to the Bone.

Cut to the Bone has been a Kindle Number 1 bestseller, was picked as a WH Smith ‘Everyone’s Talking About’ book of the week, chosen as Sainsbury’s best of summer reads and was Angela Marson’s pick for crime novel recommendation of the year. Alex Caan was also a rising star on Amazon in 2016.

First to Die, the shocking sequel to Cut to the Bone, was released June 14th 2018.

Alex then took a different direction for his next novel, writing as Alex Khan, for the scandalous Bollywood Wives, which was another Kindle Number 1 bestseller.

His latest novel is The Unbroken, which is released in March 2020.



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