Source: Review Copy
Eva Dunbar wakes in a large metal box. She has no idea who has taken her. She has no way out . . .
Eva isn’t the first young woman to disappear. Detective Ian Bradshaw, leading the search, has no leads – and precious little time.
When at last a body is found, the police hope the tragic discovery might at least provide a clue that will help them finally find the kidnapper.
But then they identify the body – and realise the case is more twisted than they ever imagined . . .
Another terrific addition to this series from Howard Linskey- I’m a big fan not only of his writing but also his wonderful mix of police procedural and psychological thriller always with a deliciously dark and creepy premise which is certainly the case with The Chosen Ones.
Taken and held underground with no hope of escape or aid- just imagine. That is what Eva faces here, meanwhile our trusted crew race to discover what has happened to her and others. Then an awful discovery changes the way they look at the case..
The group dynamic in the series is one of its huge strengths as we get different life experiences and ways of working. I’m especially fond of Helen, one of those hugely engaging and realistic female protagonists you can genuinely get behind. This authors depth of perception when weaving the web of interpersonal relationships is truly excellent and the mix of journalism and police is cleverly satisfying.
The plot was tension filled as ever with that page turning quality we all look for in our crime fiction. Brilliantly readable and utterly compelling. Also downright scary on occasion. Love It.
You can purchase The Chosen Ones Here.