The second post from me today is on the blog tour for Two Little Girls by Frances Vick…
An innocent girl is taken. The killer confesses.
But that’s not the whole story. That’s not even the beginning…
It’s 1985 and the disappearance of ten-year-old Lisa Cook shocks the nation. Her best friend, Kirsty, traumatised and fearful, gives evidence that helps to put the Cook family’s lodger behind bars.
…But what if Kirsty made a mistake?
Now, decades later, Kirsty leaves a life she loves to move back to the hometown she hates – tortured by her memories, she’s determined to finally uncover the truth about what happened to Lisa that day. But someone is waiting for her there, someone close to her family. Someone who is hoping to finish off a job that was started years ago…
An absolutely gripping emotional drama for fans of The Couple Next Door, Whisper Me This and Laura Elliot.
This was such a clever story. Most of the way through the book I was convinced I knew who had committed the murder and was worried that I’d be disappointed when I was right. Well I was wrong, well and truly wrong!
We’re taken back to the beginning where we meet Lisa and Kirsty as young girls and BFF’s, and learn of their hopes and dreams. But then Lisa is murdered. And Kirsty is apparently the last one to see her alive. She gives evidence and a man is charged, but did he really do it?
Years later, we’re back with Kirsty and what happened to Lisa has always haunted her. But her Husband has discouraged her from investigating and trying to learn the truth. She ends up moving back to her hometown to be nearer to her sister, and she starts having dreams about Lisa…..is she trying to contact her? She ends up talking to an old lady who has a gift and she realises that she needs to look into what really happened. But digging up the past is dangerous….Will she finally find out what happened, and who did it? Or is she just putting herself in danger?
This is a story with some completely unexpected twists and turns. I was thoroughly gripped and although I thought I was going to be disappointed when I was right, I still didn’t want to put it down. And I’m very glad that I didn’t, because as I said, I was very wrong! And completely and utterly surprised!
If you like a twisty, turny thriller then this is definitely for you. Another one recommended by me!
about the author
The only child of parents who worked at a top security psychiatric hospital, Frances Vick grew up receiving disquieting notes and presents from the patients. Expelled from school, she spent the next few years on the dole, augmenting her income by providing security and crewing for gigs, and being a medical experiment guinea pig. Later jobs included working in a theatre in Manhattan, teaching English in Japanese Junior High Schools, and being a life model in Italy, before coming back to London and working with young offenders and refugees.
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Thanks to the author and Bookouture for providing me a copy of the book in return for an honest review. All views are my own and unbiased.
Don’t forget to check out the other fab bloggers on this tour too!
Thanks for reading and happy hump day!