Time’s running out for DCI Hunter. His wife and child are missing, perhaps even dead. Unable to pursue those responsible he’s transferred to the wild landscape of Cornwall where another child has disappeared.
Alice Trevelyan’s father has his own agenda and wants retribution for the loss of his little girl and metes out his own violent justice.
Will Trevelyan help or hinder?
Hunter has to make his move if he wants to save Starlight.
But can anyone in this remote location be trusted?
I was really intrigued by the blurb for this book and I was pleased to have found a new author in this genre so I was excited to be able to jump in and read the book.
The pace for the book was steady and I think that the author had good attention to detail to make sure that the story flowed well. There were a lot of characters in the book and they all seemed to be brought in at the outset which made it a little confusing at the start but as soon as I had read a bit more it was easier to pick up and follow.
I will be honest I didn’t really warm to any of the characters in the book but I did find them well developed and the story was addictive as I needed to carry on reading to find out how it would all end.
I do like the cover for this book too – very striking and lots of impact and it would certainly make me pick the book up to have a closer look.
The topics in the book will not be for everyone’s taste and the descriptions may put some off (you have been warned) but I thought that they were in keeping with the book, as it is quite dark in nature and has darker themes.
It is 3.5 stars from me for this one, rounded up to 4 stars for Goodreads and Amazon.
Purchase Link – http://getbook.at/Starlight
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
David Pipe was born in 1949 in a small Essex village. He attended a local grammar school then the University of Hull where he took a B.Sc in chemistry. He worked in the pharmaceutical industry in England and South Africa before studying for a PhD in organic chemistry at Imperial College. After spells at universities in Geneva and Mulhouse he joined the oil industry in Germany where, aged 53, he gratefully took a redundancy package. Following a period of self-employment he wound down his business, eventually giving it up to scratch the writing itch which has produced Sacrificing Starlight, a timely reminder of the risks our children face and Henry’s Tale, where ghostwriting for his furry friend he describes the emotional growth of a puppy on the rollercoaster of life, compressed into a few weeks because puppies learn faster than their staff.
When he’s not writing David spends his time travelling, reading, swimming and jogging. He is married and lives in Hamburg with his wife and their Border terrier Henry.
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