Saturday 20 June 2015

First One Missing - Tammy Cohen


There are three things no-one can prepare you for when your daughter is murdered:
- You are haunted by her memory day and night
- Even close friends can't understand what you are going through.
- Only in a group with mothers of other victims can you find real comfort.
But as the bereaved parents gather to offer support in the wake of another killing, a crack appears in the group that threatens to rock their lives all over again.
Welcome to the club no one wants to join.

What did I think?
This has an amazing twist!  I really didn't see this one coming, and I've read my fair share of psychological thrillers!
This kept me hooked from the first few pages, although I did have to note down who was who as I kept getting the journalist and the family liaison officer mixed up.  There are also quite a few names thrown around due to the families of the missing children, but they each have their own characteristics so you quickly get to know them.
The guilt of the remaining children is absolutely heart-wrenching and the parents are trying so hard to keep it together themselves that they don't really notice what the children are going through.
There are so many puzzles to work through, including leaks to the press and nasty texts, that this book grips you from the beginning and refuses to let go.  Even when I thought that the killer had been identified, a twist pops up and I searched my memory for clues I might have missed.
A thrilling page turner that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend.
I received this e-book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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