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She took a mouthful of the sweet liquid and started to feel a pounding in her head. Arms went around her waist and she was half lifted and half pulled. The last thing she was aware of was her head hitting a step…
Sixteen-year-old Emily had everything to live for. A bright, beautiful teenager with a promising future ahead of her. But in one night her life is cut short. The police say it’s an accident. But her parents think she was murdered.
When Detective Rachel Prince is called in to investigate the shocking death at the height of the Edinburgh festival, her instincts tell her that things are not as they first appear. Something is very wrong.
As the case takes an unexpected turn, Rachel discovers a chilling link with the suspicious death of another international student, who stayed in the same house as Emily two years before.
Just as Rachel finds herself on the hunt for a serial killer, a painful relationship from her own past catches up with her. And Rachel must decide what is more important – catching the killer or keeping her own secrets?
A breath-taking, tense roller-coaster crime thriller featuring unforgettable series detective Rachel Prince. Now She’s Gone is perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Peter James and Karin Slaughter.
Chilling prologue that captured my attention!
This is book two in the Inspector/Detective Rachel Prince series. She is an international liaison officer in London. She is sent to Edinburgh to investigate the suspicious death of Emily van Meijer , a student visiting the popular Fringe Festival. She is working the case with her Detective Sergeant, Mark Brickall (who may be sweet on her). Loved their dynamics!
This was a solid crime police procedural that was both intriguing and had me invested in the outcome. I felt that Detective Prince was authentic, strong, and definitely had a snarky sense of humor that I enjoyed. While she is a serious character, her softer side along with her flaws made her seem even more likable.
The mystery unraveled with a steady pace and included some other tidbits along the way. We learn about a secret from Prince’s past and she has a bit of a steamy encounter and reminds herself to “get a bloody grip”. I just loved her character!
This was a fast read for me with plenty of page turning action! Loved getting to know Detective Prince. Book Three please!
Born in the Cotswolds, Alison spent most of her formative years abroad. She studied languages at Oxford, then became a journalist and author, returning to university after her two children to take a law degree. After a three-year stint as a criminal paralegal, Alison worked as a commercial copywriter and then a TV storyliner, before coming full circle to write fiction again.
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