Excalibur is missing, a killer is on the loose, and his career is on the line…
James has a nose for trouble. But that’s nothing new.
This time, things are different…
…his life is on the line.
James is the chief editor of a small newspaper. It’s hardly captivating work. He’s bored. But all of that is about to change.
Late one evening, he returns home to discover his long-time girlfriend and journalist, Valentine has left. Early the next morning, James fails to reallocate her assigned story. To avoid blank space in the culture section, and loosing his job, he decides to write the story on the local museums latest acquisition, Excalibur.
But, there’s one thing he didn’t count on…
….Excalibur is missing, and a dead body is at the crime scene.
As his investigations commence, James unravels a tangled web of betrayal, kidnapping, and murder. But, his fact-finding hasn’t gone unrecognised. The wrong people have started to notice. And there will be consequences…dire consequences.
You’ll love this gripping cloak and dagger mystery because of the twists, turns, and ending you’ll never guess.
Missing is the first book in a reporter crime thriller series. Get it now.
As a novella, Missing is definitely a read in one sitting type of story. Obviously you can read it over longer if you wish but I picked it up and started it and then all of a sudden found myself at the end as I had been that engrossed.
The story reminded me a little bit of The Librarian that stars Noah Wyle. Solely because the storyline centres around a missing sword and a museum. James whilst getting himself into a whole heap of trouble, is a bored journalist waiting for some excitement in his job. Well he sure gets more than he bargained for in this book!
It isn’t an overly dark crime thriller, more of a mystery, whodunnit, kind of read. There are some likeable characters and some definitely not so likeable. I enjoyed the relationship between James and the police and am interested to see with how this story ends, where the author will take her readers next.
Missing was an enthralling read and is the start of a promising new crime series. There is enough going on to hold the readers interest throughout and could easily see this being adapted for the television. Looking forward to more from the author.
My thanks to the author for a readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Missing is available to purchase from Amazon.
A.D. Hay is a passionate bibliophile and can usually be found reading a book, and that book will most likely be a thriller. She is the author of Missing, the first book in a thriller series. When not absorbed in a gripping page-turner or writing, she loves to travel, drink tea, rosé, and eat pizza.
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