What the publisher says:
YOU HAVE SIX SECONDS TO READ THIS MESSAGE…
The body of a 15-year-old is found hours after she sends a desperate message to her friends. It looks like suicide, until a second girl disappears.
This time, the message is sent directly to the Metropolitan Police – and an officer’s younger sister is missing.
DS Nasreen Cudmore and journalist Freddie Venton will stop at nothing to find her. But whoever’s behind the notes is playing a deadly game of hide and seek – and the clock is ticking.
YOU HAVE 24 HOURS TO SAVE THE GIRL’S LIFE.
MAKE THEM COUNT.
What I say:
Freddie and Nas are back. After their success in catching Apollyon the pair have gone their separate ways, Freddie back to her parents house to recover from her injuries and Nas has moved to another division of the police.
Nas receives a Snapchat message threatening the life of her boss’ sister. It becomes apparent that the death of another young girl was in fact murder despite the intial belief that it was suicide. Nas realises that she needs Freddie’s help and sets off to involve her. Freddie instantly confirms what Nas had suspected – that Nas is the link between the cases.
The investigation continues and the duo realise that there is a connection to Apollyon from the first case they worked on together. But he is locked up in prison so who is behind these messages and can they save Lottie in time?
This book explains a little more of the relationship between Nas and Freddie and why Nas was so reluctant to work with Freddie in the first book. I love novels with strong female characters and so to find a series which has two has really excited me.
The story moves at pace as more evidence and information is uncovered. The two heroines find their way to the place where Lottie is being held and there is a showdown with the kidnapper and their reasons are explained. This is the only place where I felt the story was weak as I wasn’t sure the motive was deep enough. The rest of the story and the characters were strong enough to carry this though.
Rating 5 out of 5