Thank You to Emma Welton from https://damppebbles.com/ for organising this book tour and to Mary-Jane Riley, Killer Reads and #Netgally for a copy in return for an honest and unbiased review.
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Some secrets are deadly…
When the victim of a car crash begs journalist Alex Devlin for help before disappearing without trace, Alex finds herself caught up in a mystery that won’t let her go.
Determined to find the missing man, she is soon investigating a conspiracy that threatens some of the most vulnerable members of society.
But will Alex be prepared to put her own life on the line to help those who can’t help themselves?
Published in eBook by Killer Reads on 3rd May 2019. Paperback to follow on 11th July 2019.
Despite being book four in a series I read Gone in the Night as a Stand alone and it works perfectly well. I assume the advantage of reading them in order is how much you learn about the main character of Alex Devlin.
Although Alex is the main protagonist, I felt this book gave equal time to Cora, a young woman searching for her homeless brother who seems to have disappeared, along with other homeless people. I thoroughly enjoyed reading about two strong, main female characters working together. This book really raised some thoughts for me around homelessness. Specifically around how do we keep the most vulnerable members of our society safe if we don’t know where they are and who they are?
The story itself was told from three main perspectives although we do get an occasional other view e.g. the police officer. In the beginning, each person and their stories seemed disconnected but as the novel went on, each person and their narrative became woven together, building from a slow burner opening to a fast paced ending. Each chapter draws you further in until you become totally invested in the stories of Ricky, Cora and Alex. Alex’s story provided the investigative, logical mind. Cora’s was the heart and soul of the story, a determined sister who wouldn’t give up the search despite the risks and Ricky’s chapters provided the heart stopping suspense and the missing pieces. Ms Riley has written all three characters with such strong qualities that you become totally involved.
A brilliant and thought provoking crime thriller.
Author Bio – Mary-Jane Riley
Mary-Jane wrote her first story on her newly acquired blue Petite typewriter. She was eight. It was about a gang of children who had adventures on mysterious islands, but she soon realised Enid Blyton had cornered that particular market. So she wrote about the Wild West instead. When she grew up she had to earn a living, and became a BBC radio talk show presenter and journalist. She has covered many life-affirming stories, but also some of the darkest events of the past two decades. Mary-Jane has three grown-up children and lives in Suffolk with her husband and two golden retrievers.
GONE IN THE NIGHT is the fourth book in the crime thriller series set in East Anglia and featuring investigative journalist, Alex Devlin.
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