Little Girl Gone: A gripping crime thriller full of twists and turns

Little Girl Gone: A gripping crime thriller full of twists and turns

by Stephen Edger

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ISBN-13: 9780008320607
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/30/2018
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 249
File size: 2 MB

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Little Girl Gone: A gripping crime thriller full of twists and turns 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Alfoster 6 months ago
This novel is based on every parent's worst nightmare: you turn away from your child for a few seconds and she disappears. Ray and Alex's marriage is already on shaky ground so when two-year-old Carol-Anne is taken from her car, Alex is understandably frantic. Fortunately Ray is a detective but he is frozen out of the investigation as he is too close to it. Alex's mental state comes into question as her past reveals some sketchy details about her parenting abilities. But when the kidnapper demands Alex kill someone to get her little girl back, things get even dicier and seem to spin out of control. This is a thrill ride from beginning to end with lots of red herrings along the way! Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC!
LlamaJen 7 months ago
Absolutely loved this book!! So many twists and turns. I kept thinking- where is this little girl, does she even exist, did the mom even have a child in the car??? I hate to admit that because the little girl's name was Carol-Anne, throughout the whole book I was thinking Go to the light Carol Anne! Go to the light! I suspected who was behind everything from the start. It was just a hunch, but many times throughout the book I doubted myself, especially at the end when Ray thinks he found the kidnapper. Although, I never guessed the reason behind everything. I definitely nominate Ray as worst husband of the year. He was never there for his wife. His daughter goes missing and instead of supporting his wife and helping her deal with everything, he's off getting comfort from someone else. I loved the characters, story line and writing style, so pretty much everything about the book. Alex was definitely my favorite character. She became stronger at the end of the book. She wasn't getting any support from her husband and was the only one who believed Carol Anne was still alive. She showed that she would do anything to get her daughter back. I'm not even sure Isla, her Family Liaison Officer, helped her properly. Isla seemed shifty and I even suspected her. Since it's pouring rain, Alex decides to leave her daughter locked in the car while she runs to get a parking ticket for the car park. She is only gone a few minutes when she returns to an empty car. He daughter has mysteriously disappeared. Alex immediately calls Detective Sergeant Ray Granger, who also happens to be her husband. Ray and the police pretty much believe Alex is behind everything, until Alex starts receiving mysterious emails. Alex has always believed her daughter was still alive, but why would someone take her and what would Alex do to get her back? This was my first book by Stephen Edger and I need to read more. The book was a great mystery/thriller. The book had me hooked from the very beginning until it ended and I couldn't wait to find out the truth behind everything. I definitely recommend the book. Thanks to NetGalley, Harper Impulse and Killer Reads and the author, Stephen Edger, for a free electronic ARC of this novel.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Alex is driving in the rain with her two-year-old daughter, Carol-Anne, to drop her at the creche before heading for a job interview. Finding the last parking place, it turns out to be not close to the parking meter. Rather than take Carol-Anne out in the rain, she locks the doors while she runs to pay the parking fee. Returning a couple of minutes later, she is shocked to find that Carol-Anne has vanished. In a panic, she calls her husband, Detective Sergeant, Ray Granger, to come help her. Quickly, Alex is surrounded by members of the police doing all they can to find Carol-Anne. Both parents are frantic. Alex and Ray have had some marital problems lately and both are having a difficult time trying to comfort each other. Ray has been told by his boss that as the father of the missing child, he is not allowed to participate in the search for Carol-Anne which frustrates him. He decides to do some sleuthing on his own. A Family Liaison Officer is sent by the police to stay with Alex and care for the family. The officer keeps up-to-date with the search and conveys what she can to Alex as Ray is not home with her. But when Alex receives a rhyming email about Carol-Anne from an unknown person, things appear to be even more dire than thought and time is short. There are a lot of police procedures depicted in this book which can seem to be filler, but I found it to be quite educational. This story is one that will keep readers guessing who the kidnapper is, if there truly is one. Good action and angst in this book and one that I know readers will enjoy. Copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Shelley-S-Reviewer 7 months ago
While I love suspense books, I always find myself solving the crime before it is revealed in the book. This is the first time I was stumped and intrigued all at the same time. Stephen Edger did a great job on Little Girl Gone. The story was well written and had a great plot and characters. As an avid reader, I read books in multiple genres. As a lot of thrillers are ever so subtly predictable and slightly boring, that was not the case here. I will admit, it took some time for me to gain momentum with this book, but when it kicked off it took me for a wild ride. The plot twists will keep you reading and the ending will be a revelation. It was incredibly refreshing to be so entranced with a book in this genre. I am still speechless after reading this book. Talk about putting a reader on the edge of their seat from the very first page. I was hooked from page one and constantly trying to figure out what was going on and who was doing what with whom. My heart broke for Alex and Ray when their daughter vanished and no matter how much I thought I knew what was going to happen I was still surprised in the end. I couldn't put this book down, it's filled with emotions, mystery and twists and turns. Thank you NetGalley, Harper Impulse - Killer Reads and Stephen Edger for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.