#PublicationDay #BookReview for The Child In The Tree by Emmy Ellis & M.A. Comley @Melcom1 @EmmyEllisAuthor #TheChildintheTree #DIHelenaStratton

He’s been brainwashed. Nothing will stop him from doing what that woman wants.

DI Helena Stratton takes on a missing person’s case that at first seems like a lad just hasn’t come home on time. But when someone turns up dead…

Why is this person taking teen boys?

What are ‘the crow’ and ‘the hollow’?

With death involved, it’s imperative the team find the abductor—and fast.

And who on earth is the child in the tree?

 

MY REVIEW

This is the third book in the DI Helena Stratton series and I have to say I have thoroughly enjoyed them all, they are very well written thrillers with plenty to keep you gripped to the dark storylines.

The author’s have done a brilliant job in bringing the series to life and their collaboration has worked so well, if they do team up again in the future I will certainly be getting a copy of what they release!

This book for me wasn’t as strong as the two previous books in the series as I was not a huge fan of the religious undertones and they started to irritate me towards the end, but it was still a gritty and dark read which had me addicted to find out how it would all end and what would happen to the child in the tree…

The characters were well developed and created plenty of intrigue for me, the pace was excellent and I loved how the story crept along creating just the right amount of suspense.  I finally warmed to Helena in this one too which I think helped me enjoyed the book even more, we got to see more of her human side and I was delighted that she got the ending she deserved.

It is 4.5 stars from me for this one, rounded up to 5 stars for Goodreads and Amazon, I really enjoyed it but the first two in the series were my favourites!

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