Second up today, I’m super excited to be on the blog tour for Don’t Come Looking by AJ Campbell, the second book in the Eva Barnes series.  This is another fabulous thriller that will keep you guessing right to the very end…….

About don’t come looking

A missing man. A desperate friend. A circle of deceit.

Would you refuse your friend’s desperate plea for help?

When Eva’s close friend Marc disappears, his wife Sasha is distraught, and Eva is baffled. Sasha and Marc were happy, the perfect couple… or so everybody thought.

Sasha begs Eva to help her find Marc. But he has appeared at the police station where Eva works and has made a statement. It’s on record – when his family report him missing, Marc doesn’t want to be found.

As each day passes, the mystery deepens. What was Marc up to? What made him do the things he did in the months leading up to his disappearance? Things so out of character, Eva struggles to tell Sasha about them… and then a disturbing discovery changes everything.

A psychological thriller full of twists and turns…..

Publisher: Code Grey Publishing (April 17, 2021)

Formats: Paperback & Kindle.  Available on Kindle Unlimited

Purchase links: Amazon UK ~ Amazon US

My thoughts

When Eva heads into work and sees her friend Marc rushing from the station she works in, she wonders what’s going on. Then she discovers he told the police he’s going missing…..and he doesn’t want to be found.  When Eva’s friend and Marc’s wife, Sasha begs for Eva’s help she can’t say no, but she’s putting her own career at stake.  But Marc’s behaviour is well out of character……

As Eva starts digging into Marc’s life she finds out things that he wanted to keep hidden, and as more and more information turns up, the disappearance appears to be because of one reason…..but is it really that simple?  And then between Eva and Sasha, they discover something that tears Sasha’s world even further apart…….

Where has Marc gone? What was he up to? And will they find him?

It was brilliant being back with Eva and for something completely different from book one.  I love Eva as a character.  She is dedicated to her job but loves her family and struggles with the guilt of being a working mum which comes across brilliantly in this book.  This is a tough one for her as she’s so close to the promotion she’s wanted and really shouldn’t be getting involved, but how can she not help her friend?  There are some shady characters in this too – one’s that you’ll wonder about right from the start!

The plot is full of twists and turns.  You literally never know who is trustworthy and who might have something to hide.  I found myself even doubting the nicest characters!  You will definitely be kept on your toes, wondering what’s up with Marc  and who might be involved; and the twists and turns will definitely give you a few OMG moments!

I’m a fan of Campbell’s work and thoroughly enjoyed the first book too.  Her writing style is easy and enjoyable to read, flows well and draws you in.  She’s fantastic at building up the suspense and mystery and will keep you turning those pages.

So….if you’re looking for your next suspenseful thriller with some fab twists and turns, then you should definitely check this out.  Highly recommended by me.



About the author

Until the birth of her twins in 2005, which radically changed her life, AJ was an accountant for several investment banks in London. One of her twins was born with severe disabilities, as a result of which she had to give up work to care for him. It was during this incredibly challenging (and rewarding) time that AJ began to draw on her love of the written word, partly for day-to-day inspiration and partly for her own mental health. She started writing her debut novel, Leave Well Alone, and then enrolled in several creative writing courses with the Faber Academy where she progressed with her writing career.
AJ lives on the Essex / Hertfordshire border with her husband and three sons and splits her time between caring for her son and family and writing.

Where to find AJ online: Twitter ~ Instagram

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Massive thanks to AJ for gifting me with a copy of the book.  All views and opinions are my own.

Be sure to give me a shout and let me know your thoughts on this if you read it!

Have a wonderful day lovelies

Chelle x

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