Trust Me Not

March 17, 2018

Book : Trust Me Not

Author: Ankita  Verma Dutta

Rating: 4/5


“An excellent account of today’s cut-throat world, told through an intense love story. The complexity of the characters and the story keeps you riveted until the unexpected end.” – Madhur Bhandarkar.

Rising corporate star Reeva Rai is offered a prestigious position in a top-notch PR agency. It is the opportunity of a lifetime. But working with Enigmatic Billionaire Kunaal Kabi was not going to be easy. Even as she develops feelings for him, she is determined to prove herself.

But when an activist friend turns to her for help with a real-estate scam, Reeva has to make a high-stakes choice. Can she retain the credibility of her prominent clients while helping hundreds save their homes? As she digs deeper to find solutions, a nefarious scheme unravels with unexpected connections. A no-holds-barred race ensues, blood is drawn and Reeva is trapped in the eye of a political thunderstorm. If she succeeds, powerful people will have much to answer


Thanks to the BookFever team for providing me a review copy

Reeva is a young career oriented woman working as a director in the client management department,  in Creative Ad zone. She gets promoted and joins the new sub division MVPR as Assistant Vice President. On comes the handsome Kunaal Kaabi, who takes up the position as her boss. Kunaal Kaabi is the youngest executive to have headed the maximum number of media corporates.  They both feel the attraction building, but don’t want  it to affect their professional equation. Then there is Nihaal, who also has feelings for Reeva, which leads to a love triangle in our story. Shalini Ray, a new colleague also joins the MVPR venture. She seems to resent Kunaal,because of something which happened in the past .

In meanwhile MVPR takes up the political campaign of JBP which is led by Rishi Uttur. Some businessmen work towards sabotaging JBP’s image using The Fixer. The Fixer is an anonymous person , who is involved in manipulating people. A mutual acquaintance paves way for  the friendship of Reeva, with the social activist, Nandita. Nandita is working against an order of the upcoming demolishment of  an apartment complex. She receives threats to back off, which rings warning  bell in Reeva’s mind.

Who is sabotaging the JBP campaign?

Who is threatening Nandita?

Why does Shalini hate Kunaal?

Read to find out

It was a fast paced book. I haven’t read many political thrillers, loved this. This books has romance, suspense and as  well as talks about the corruption in the current world . Most of the characters were stereotypes, but still you enjoy the characters.  I didn’t know who the Fixer was until the last moment. Favorite character Nandita, the social worker and Reeva’s friend.  I dont like love triangles much,so the fact that Reeva was stringing along both guys didnt appeal to me.  I felt that the relationship between Reeva and Kunaal was weird.This book has all the material to make a Bollywood movie.



Excerpt Reveal Event: Earth To Centauri

March 15, 2018


Happy Excerpt Reveal!!

A 140-year-old secret throws three planets into chaos!

Tech for the geek. Thrills for the action seeker. Mysteries for the detective. Science for the uninitiated.

The year is 2095. Voyager 1 launched in 1977 with a golden record – someone has found it and is sending a signal back to Earth. With a newly constructed faster-than-light spaceship named Antariksh, and a crew which includes novices like Lt. Manisha, as well as seasoned professionals, including Commander Ryan, Captain Anara reaches the source of the signal at the nearest star to Earth – Proxima Centauri.

Before she can meet with the aliens, Anara must clear obstacles on her own ship, including a recalcitrant Artificial Intelligence and inexplicable radiation, which threatens the safety of the mission. The implications of what they find on planet Proxima B will resonate far beyond this first journey, exposing Earth to dangers on an unimaginable scale. And then Captain Anara finds out its creators buried a secret aboard Voyager 1.

22 Years ago, 2095 Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope, Pune the anomalous signals had been coming through since the New Year, but most SETI listening sites had ignored them, just because they did not monitor that particular bandwidth. However, the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT) near the megacity of Mumbai-Pune was incidentally on the correct frequency. But here, again, the signals were initially treated as routine

interference. The search for extraterrestrial signals was more than 150 years old and over time the study of such signals had become a mere routine, most getting stored for later

study. Despite numerous false alarms, nothing concrete had been discovered to date.

What was different this time was the signals that were being repeated. It took a few hours for the signal to be downloaded, verified and cataloged. When they repeated again, the system flagged it off and it was only then that the night shift grad student noticed the pattern. It was late the following night when the guards found her running across the campus to the Director’s office, alongside the head of her own department.

They burst into the Director’s room and told him the news just as he was about to leave. His stature at GMRT did not give him the opportunity to be able to jump for joy at this piece of information and he had to be content in punching the air several times. The thought of going home was now forgotten as he poured over the data. He flagged a message to the Director of Indian Space Command. In matters of such importance GMRT

usually deferred to the ISC headed by Director Srinivas. Director Srinivas’s reaction was a bit staider. He pulled out his best team of analysts and put them on the job together with the team from GMRT. The finding was classified ‘Top Secret’ immediately and, the bureaucracy notwithstanding; the news reached the PMO within a day. In his characteristic way, the Prime Minister decided this was to be run by scientists and not civil servants. He personally put Srini in charge of the whole project and made Dr. Aryan second in



The ISC team had taken over the entire signal analysis block at GMRT having unceremoniously evicted the inhabitants. Four days had passed since the signal had

been received and it was time to bring everything together to decide what the next step would be.

“Morning, Director,” Doctor Aryan greeted. “We’ve completed our first cut analysis of the signal.

Surprisingly, it was easy once we put together the repetitions in a sequence.”

“So, what’d you find?”

“It’s in Morse code, dots and dashes,” replied Dr. Aryan with a deadpan expression while smiling inwardly. He knew exactly what would follow.

“You mean it’s a rogue,” sighed Srini, his excitement suddenly wearing off. Rogue signals were Earth-generated signals sometimes captured in the giant radio telescopes by accident. There had been plenty of those across the world.

“No, Sir. I mean it’s Morse code, but it’s definitely extra-terrestrial. Its frequency would never be caught by our telescopes if it were transmitted from Earth,” stated

Dr. Aryan, still holding on to his flat expression.

“You don’t say, Aryan! That’s outstanding! And what’s in the signal?”

“It’s a SOS.”

“Are you serious, Doctor? You are telling me that we finally have a signal from outer space and it’s in Morse code that went out of use over a hundred years

ago? And that it signals ‘S.O.S’?” Srini exclaimed in surprise.

“Yes, Director.” Aryan’s face finally broke into a smile. “I was as surprised as you are, but my team is absolutely certain about their facts. It cannot be anything

else.” There was complete silence around the room as the six men and women digested this piece of information. Srini was trying to make sense of the news. “Aryan,

how’s this possible? Even if some other intelligent life discovered the basic principle of Morse code, they’d certainly not use the same set of symbols, would they?

This is illogical. You’ve made a mistake. Check again.”

“There’s no mistake, Director. I’m dead certain of my findings. And to quote my favourite 19th century detective: ‘If you’ve eliminated everything else, whatever remains must be the truth.’ I am forced to conclude that someone outside the solar system has sent

this signal to us. They have managed to learn the simplest code that is able to travel long distances and which can still be understood by us. The ‘how’s and ‘why’s are beyond me at this moment. But I believe it’s not an actual call for help, but rather a signal in its

simplest form telling us that our message has been received, understood and sent back as confirmation.”

“So what? Maybe someone on Earth generated a morse code signal that travelled across space, got reflected or refracted around one of the outer planets and is being repeated by one of our satellites?” Srini persisted with his counter argument.

“No, Sir. That’s not possible. The strength of a terrestrial signal would not be able to exit the solar system. I’m completely sure; this is from some other origin. I must also point out that this is a signal directed at us and not merely a general transmission that’s fallen

by chance in our lap. Its strength and the focused band indicate that it was specifically directed at Earth.”

Srini finally capitulated. Aryan had logical answers to all his objections. He decided to accept the fact that the signal was genuine. For now, at least.

“Do we know anything more about its origin?” he


“After extrapolating all the data, the most likely permutation gives us an approximate distance of five light-years to the source of the transmission. That would of course mean that it’s at least five years old. That’s the minimum amount of time it’d require to travel this distance at the speed of light.”


“That’s all I have for now, sir. We’re still isolating some other signals from the background noise and we’re hoping to get some more clues. It’s going to take some time, I’m afraid.”

“Fair enough. Let’s meet again tomorrow. You do realise, don’t you, that if this turns out the way you are expecting it to, then it’s monumental! Now, get on with it and come back with even better news, will you? And, good job!”

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Kumar is a passionate tech enthusiast and social media newbie. He loves traveling and is fluent in seven Indian languages. His engineering background and love of science fiction helps him bring technology alive in his books. Earth to Centauri is Kumar’s first book. It is easy to read and understand and is suitable for a wide range of age groups. Earth to Centauri, as well as the second book in the series, Alien Hunt, are both based on themes of adventure, thrill and drama, with a positive outlook at what the future may hold for humanity.

A third book in the series, Black Hole: Oblivion is currently in the research stage.

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Rani Padmavati : The Burning Queen

March 14, 2018

Book : Rani Padmavati : The Burning Queen

Author: Anuja Chandramouli

Rating: 3.5 / 5


Padmavati is the most beautiful queen Chittor has ever had. Everyone who sees her is enthralled by her grace and goodness. When the greedy gaze of the Sultan ofDelhi, Alauddin Khalji, falls upon Chittor and its queen, Padmavati’s flawless beauty turns against her, because it inspires both love and hate in equal measure.Beset by the threat of an invasion and scheming political rivals who are envious of her immense popularity, Rani Padmavati must rise to the demands of war and fight for everything she believes in. This is the story of a remarkable woman who lived gently, loved passionately and embraced her destiny with unmatched courage.


Thanks to the author for providing me a review copy

The prologue starts with  the introduction of the villain, Alauddin Khalji murdering his father in law Jalaluddin Khalji. Then starts the story of Padmavati, the daughter of Mahisamara and Leelavathi. They lived at Siwana, as Mahisamara was the nephew of the King of Jalore, Kanhadadeva. Padmavati is a beautiful and intelligent girl and has lots of marriage proposals pouring in. To strengthen a political alliance she is married to Rawal Singh Rathore of Chittor. Even Though it is a political alliance Padmavati and Rawal fall heads over heels in love with each other . This causes dissent among his other wives .Padmavati wins the hearts of the people of Chittor as she believes in helping the poor, rather than sitting indoors all decked up. The author takes us through the internal conflicts in Chittor and how that impacts the war between Khalji and Rathore.

The first time I read about Rani Padmavati was in school, we had a chapter which described the Jouhar. Where the queen and all of the women walks into fire while the men have opened the gates for a one last battle. I felt this was missing from the story. I love Padmavati’s character . The author doesn’t depict Khalji as the cruel deplorable villain, this was new to me , as i had thought of him as someone who wanted to possess Padmavati. Padmavati reminded me of Helen of Troy , the beauties for whom wars were fought,but the author tells the story differently

Recommended for historical fiction fans

About the author

Anuja Chandramouli is a bestselling Indian author and New Age Indian Classicist. Her highly acclaimed debut novel, Arjuna: Saga of a Pandava Warrior-Prince, was named by Amazon India as one of the top 5 books in the Indian Writing category for the year 2013. Kamadeva: The God of Desire and Shakti: The Divine Feminine are her other bestsellers. Currently all three books are being translated into Hindi, Marathi, Gujarathi and Bengali, a real achievement for one so young. Her epic fantasies called Yama’s Lieutenant and its sequel has received an overwhelming response.
Her newest books are on Kartikeya, Padmavati and Prithviraj Chauhan.
An accomplished orator, she regularly conducts workshops on Creative Writing, Story Telling and Mythology in schools, colleges and various other platforms. Her motivational speeches have also been well received. According to Chandramouli, her work with youngsters in the rural belt helping them improve their Spoken English and Writing skills has been wonderfully satisfying and enriching.
This happily married, mother of two little girls, lives in Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu. She is a student of classical dance and Yoga.

Sil in a Dark World

March 12, 2018

Book : Sil in a Dark World

Author: Brindi Quinn

Rating: 3.5/5


“Sil says I have a problem with authority. I say Sil’s a twit.”

Forced to live in the mortal world, tasked with an impossible mission, it is the end of the world for spoiled Prince Wayst. Exiled from the underworld, Wayst’s only hope of getting home is to make an affectionless girl fall for him.

If only he didn’t want to kill her so badly.

Love and hate have never been more deliciously cynical, in this dry-humored tale of lust, murder, and romance.


The story is narrated by Wayst,the Prince of the underworld. He has been banished from his realm,Dhiant by his father to learn about sacrifice. Wayst has one and half months to make Sil,a human fall in love with him , so that he can get his horns back and also go back to the underworld. Wayst’s arrogance doesn’t help his case ,but still he is attracted to Sil,thought he is confused about whether to kiss or kill her. Sil is a teenage girl,who is bright and cheerful and  loves to irritate Wayst.

Will Sil fall in love with Wayst?

What does Sil gain from this deal ?

Read to find out.

It is a short book,and i love the cover.I enjoyed the book, but not as much as her other works, I guess I wanted more backstory on Wayst’s life. I did have a doubt on who was causing all the issues for Wayst( I was correct ,i love finding the mischief maker). The world building was great as usual, I love how Brindi does that.I enjoyed the banter between Sil and Wayst. I love how Brindi’s books have lots of variety in them,each one in a different world .

Recommended for romance readers.

About the author

Brindi Quinn is a young adult / teen author from Minnesota, speaking “quirky” in a variety of genres, from paranormal to sci-fi to fantasy.

Quinn has published a plethora of highly-rated works, including novels, compilations and miniseries, all geared toward a young adult audience. Her series have been hailed as addictive, unique reads within the genre by reviewers across platforms.


February 27, 2018

Book : Blackout

Author: Joey Paul

Rating: 3/5


Imagine having everything you ever wanted. A perfect family, a perfect boyfriend, perfect friends – the whole group that only exists because of you!
Then imagine waking up one morning and discovering you don’t have any of that.

It was a dream…a dream you had in a coma that was supposedly brought on by drugs.
Imagine having to start again at school, desperately trying to fit in and prove that the “drug” thing must have been a mistake – that you do deserve to be one of the ‘elite’. Trying so hard to remember what really happened that night.

Welcome to Tally’s life…only problem is someone doesn’t want her to remember


This is the story of Tally, who is the most popular girl in school. She  has a boyfriend, great friends and a perfect life. One day she attends a party, later wakes up after  6 months  from a drug induced coma, with no memory of what happened to her. Her whole world is turned upside down, when she comes in terms with reality. The perfect life was a dream, and everyone believes that she is a druggie. The story takes us through Tally’s struggle to remember the past ,as well as how to fit in school, where she is an outcast now.

Did Tally actually take drugs?

Will Tally be able to remember that night?

Can Tally become the girl in her dreams?

Read to find out
At the starting I didn’t like Tally at all, she was too preoccupied with her looks. Later you begin to sympathize with her, as she struggled to fit in . I couldn’t connect much with Tally as being popular was never one of my aims.The plot was unique , i enjoyed it . The first part of the book was bit dragging, as Tally’s monologue was pretty annoying,but yeah she was a typical teenager. The story brings forth the issue which most teenage girls face, they want to be popular,date the hottest guys,have lots of friends,get invited to parties. My favourite character was Lisa ,in the later part of the book , she is Tally’s best friend. The underlying mystery of what happened to Tally,makes the rest of the book interesting.


No Ordinary Star Series Trailer

February 25, 2018

The No ordinary Star series by M C Frank tells the story of Astra and Felix, the story takes place in year 2525 and is inspired by Ray Bradbury’s short stories

A soldier is summoned to the North Pole, days before the year changes, told to fix the great Clock for a celebration. He has no idea what to do. 
A girl, hunted for the crime of being born, almost dies out on the ice. She is rescued by the last polar bear left alive. 
A library waits for them both, a library built over a span of a hundred years, forgotten in the basement of an ice shack. 
The world hasn’t known hunger or sickness in hundreds of years. It has also forgotten love and beauty. 
The year is 2525. 



Check out the NOS trailer here


There are 3 books in this series

  • No Ordinary Star
  • No Plain Rebel
  • No Vain Loss


The covers are so beautiful that i want to keep staring at them . I finished the first book in the series , looking forward to read more of Astra and Felix


There is also a giveaway conducted by MC Frank , please Click here for that

Who burned the moon 

February 22, 2018

Book : Who burned the moon

Author: Rahul Vishnoi

Rating: 4/5


Who Burned the Moon?’ is a fun-filled fantasy thriller with supernatural elements and a superhero. Yep, India’s first doctor superhero
This novel has a superhero, but it’s not about him. It’s about his best friend-Rehan Saxena. He couldn’t even pass class XII, but his mother wants him to become a “dactar”. Thanks to a duplicate marksheet, he’s sent packing to Lala Purabnath’s Medical College
Here Rehan befriends Namak, who happens to be a superhero in the making. Namak doesn’t wear a back-hanging dupatta like Superman, but he does have this kickass-looking burning moon between his tits and he can fly, too (occasionally though). So are you thinking it’s pretty cool to have a superhero as your BFF, right?
Namak is an heir to a superpower that Lala Purabnath has been seeking for decades. As Lala discovers his identity, Rehan finds his life stirring into an epic mess that involves gilchis, flesh-eating apes and sex-crazed professors. Dragged through tunnels; thrown down the hostel; forced to participate in a ferocious blood game called Moontrack, Rehan has to pay the price of being friends with a guy whose superhero cherry hasn’t popped fully yet.
Can Rehan survive beyond the first week of MBBS-I YR?

‘Who Burned the Moon?’ moves at a breakneck pace of a thriller. It won’t let you breathe easy unless you finish it. Rahul Vishnoi has dusted all the twisted corners of his neurons to bring out a book that will not only enthrall you with its lovely characters and bullet-like pace, but will also make you want to go back to the college.


The story starts off with the introduction of Lala purabnath, our villian, the most feared man in Dimakiya,  who is out to find the boy who will claim the gold-bones. To ensure that the youth don’t leave the valley, he opens a Medical College for the students of Dimakiya. Then we are introduced to Rehan Saxena, our hero’s sidekick, he failed in his +2 exam, but his mom Damayanti manages to him a fake marksheet as well as a seat in Lalaji’s college. The college is actually the fort of King Zarakhet, Lalaji’s ancestor.  There Rehan comes across various old classmates and meets few new people. A chance encounter with the supernatural cements Rehan’s friendship with Namak, our hero. Rehan realizes that Namak is a superhero and the boy whom Lalaji is seeking. The story takes us through few days in Rehan’s life, how everything turns out of control. 

Will Lalaji find that Namak is the boy he is looking for?

What will happen when the gold-bones are claimed?

What is the story of King Zarakhet?

Read to find out

I enjoyed the book, at the starting i felt it had too much of guy jokes, but it got over soon.  I think boys who have lived in boys hostels would find it easier to connect to Rehan & Namak,though it does remind you of college life. For people who have lived in college hostels, this story will take you down the memory lane at times. After reading a lot of romance from Indian authors, a different genre was a welcome relief. Though I was skeptical at the beginning, loved the world and all the supernatural characters. Favorite character :Piyali, she was cool. It did remind me of little of Harry Potter, maybe because of the magic, prophecy and all. 

Recommend for readers who love fantasy 

Ticket to Syria 

February 17, 2018

Book : Ticket to Syria

Author: Shirish Thorat

Rating: 4/5


Beneath the clear blue skies of Maldives, a beast slouches towards Syria to be born.
Zahi has led a perfectly normal life until one day she heads out for a family vacation but finds herself in the conflict stricken sands of Syria. Unknowingly signed up for Jihad along with her family, Zahi is now the newest recruit of the Islamic State. In a hostile environment with no support and where a single misplaced word could mean death, she is able to make contact with her brother back home. Thus is set in motion a web of deception, courage and tragedy as she attempts to escape.
Based on the little known and insidious operations of the Islamic State this book is a startling account of how the Islamic State has perfected a cross-country operation that converts thousands to a depraved cause. Taken from real life events, this gritty account describes in horrifying detail not only the very real and very elaborate functioning of the Islamic State but the motivations that operate behind it.
An authentically written portrait of life in the Islam State, this book will force you to tread carefully as it shatters your illusions. Combining research and accurate information with the heady pace of a political intrigue, this is a ticket that you cannot miss out on.
In a world that is rocked by the violence of a rising Islamic fundamentalism, A Ticket to Syria is that disturbing thriller which is actually true.


I received a paperback review copy from Bloomsbury in exchange for an honest review

The story starts off in Maldives ,Dr Sameer learns that his 4 siblings have left to join the Jihadi movement. He is perplexed and ends up contacting Ahmed Idris, whose sister, Zahi is married to one of his brothers, Munsiu . Idris seeks the help of his old friend, whose is known as “The Contact” throughout the book. In the meantime Zahi feels betrayed as  her husband, Munsiu had brought her to Syria under false pretexts. She doesn’t understand why the family has joined the IS, and feels stifled between the watchful eyes. She gets hold of an old Mobile and contacts Idris. From then on starts the rescue plan of  Zahi directed by ” The Contact”. The story switches between Maldives, Syria,UK . We get to know of different associates of “The Contact” who help him throughout the plan. Through of one the conversations of the “The Contact” we learn about the history of IS .

Will the contact be able to rescue Zahi?

Why is everyone hell bent on joining the Jihadi movement?

How did the  Islamic State originate?

Read to find out.

I have read about AL Queda and ISIS in news, I have never understood what prompts the well educated youth to join the Jihadi movement. The book throws light on many of the factors involved. The author has done a lot of research on the history of Islamic State. There are many descriptive parts, but on whole the book is fast paced. The rescue plan formulated by “The Contact” is beautiful in its intricate details. I enjoyed the book

Rattlesnake Hill

February 16, 2018

Book : Rattlesnake Hill

Author: Leslie Wheeler

Rating: 4 / 5


It’s November in the Berkshires, a dreary time of dwindling light when the tourists have fled along with the last gasp of fall foliage. So when a stranger shows up in the sleepy hilltown of New Nottingham and starts asking questions, the locals don’t exactly roll out the welcome wagon.
Bostonian Kathryn Stinson is on a deeply personal quest to solve a family mystery: the identity of a nameless beauty in an old photograph an ancestor brought with him to California over a century ago. But, as Kathryn quickly discovers, the hills possess a host of dark secrets – both ancient and new – that can only be revealed at the price of danger and even death.
Her suspicious neighbors on Rattlesnake Hill, named for the timber rattlers that haunt its rocky slopes, become openly hostile when Kathryn starts seeking answers to a more recent mystery: the murder of Diana Farley, who once occupied the house Kathryn is now renting. Was it Diana’s husband, who killed her to keep her from divorcing him, or her lover, Earl Barker, a backwoods charmer and leading member of a wild clan known for their violent tempers?
When Kathryn plunges into a passionate affair with Earl, she puts herself on a collision course with past and present. She must find out if Earl killed Diana, or risk becoming a victim herself.


The story  starts off with Kathryn coming to live in a small town in Berkshires.  Kathryn has a photograph of a mystery woman, which was brought to California by one her ancestors. Her aunt was interested in finding out the identity and history of the woman. As her aunt passed away , Kathryn is on the quest to fulfil her aunt’s wishes. . The investigation leads her to Emily ,an old woman, with whom her aunt had corresponded. The house that Kathryn had rented is owned by Gordon, whose wife Diana was killed recently. Kathryn learns that Emily and Diana were close. The townspeople are reluctant to talk to her, but she strikes up a friendship with Earl Brekker.The search for the mystery woman gets entangled with Diana’s murder.

Who is the woman in the photograph ?

Who killed Diana?

Will Kathryn have answers for all her questions ?

Read to find out.

I enjoyed the book. I did find out Diana’s killer before Kathryn.I loved the parallels drawn between the mystery woman and Diana.The history was fascinating.It is a fast paced book , with a good plot.Favourite character, Kathryn herself. I loved the setting of the novel, it has that perfect mystery feel throughout. I loved the cover 😍

The Lying Kind

February 15, 2018

Book : The Lying Kind

Author: Alison James

Rating: 4/5


Six-year-old Lola Jade Harper is taken from her bedroom. Her mother is distraught. She is convinced her estranged husband, Gavin Harper, has abducted their daughter.

Detective Rachel Prince is leading the investigation but is soon out of her depth as she searches for the most high-profile missing child in the country. To uncover the truth about Lola’s disappearance, Rachel must untangle the Harper family’s complicated web of secrets and lies.

As the case progresses, the body of a local woman is found. The death at first seems unrelated, until a trail of social media posts lead Rachel to a chilling discovery.

And then another little girl is taken…

With growing pressure from the public and the appearance of someone from her past she’d rather forget, will Rachel be able to solve the connection between the two missing children and the murder – before it’s too late?

Truly addictive from start to finish, The Missing Child is a tense, enthralling crime thriller by one of the best new voices in crime fiction. Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Peter James and Karin Slaughter.


I’m grateful to the publishers(Bookouture) and Netgalley for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review

DI Rachel Prince is assigned the investigation of the missing 6 year old girl, Lola Jane Harper.The mother Michelle Harper reported the case to the police, and the primary suspect is the estranged father, Gavin Harper. There was a divorce and custody case going on, on top of all that the father is missing . Rachel is lost in the mess of lies told by Michelle and Gavin ,only when she can see past the lies can she move further on the case.

Will Rachel find Lola ?

Who kidnapped Lola ?

Who is lying Gavin or Michelle?

Read to find out.

The book starts off slow, I had bit of trouble getting into the story. Once it starts off it is good, a huge page turner. I couldn’t put it down. Though I did suspect the kidnapper, the way it was pulled off was awesome. Another badass detective, Rachel Prince to my ever growing list. Favorite character Mark Brickall, the partner. It had lot of nail-biting suspense. I enjoyed the plot and the writing style

Recommend for suspense thriller readers

About the author

Alison James was born in the Cotswolds but spent most of my 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, she  worked as a commercial copywriter and then a TV storyliner, before coming full circle to write fiction again.