#BookReview for When I Lost You by Merilyn Davies #WhenILostYou @nellbelleandme #CarlaBrownandNellJackson

Former Crime Analyst Merilyn Davies brings to life a gritty, heart-stopping crime thriller that will have you utterly obsessed.

‘Assured, fresh, engrossing’ MEL SHERRATT
‘Taut, authentic and sensitively told’ CHRIS EWAN
‘Compassionately, confidently and beautifully written’ STEVE MOSBY
‘A breath-taking, page-turning read’ CLARE MACKINTOSH
‘Fast-paced, authentic … you’ll be desperate to get to the bottom of the case’CRIME MONTHLY MAGAZINE
When a young couple are the lead suspects for the murder of their only child, Crime Analyst Carla Brown and DS Nell Jackson are assigned to investigate.

The evidence seems conclusive, but something just doesn’t feel right.

The case is quickly cast into doubt when the lead forensic pathologist starts receiving threatening letters – containing details only the police should know.

Who’s sending them? What do they want? And how did they get hold of the information?

As Carla and Nell dig deeper, it soon becomes clear that this case isn’t the first of its kind.

They must stop at nothing to find the truth – even if it hits close to home.
Readers can’t stop talking about When I Lost You:

‘An exciting and twisty police thriller’
‘A very unusual but gripping storyline’
‘I read this almost in one sitting as I was so gripped’
‘A first class debut, a mix of psychological thriller meets police procedural’
‘All the twists and turns kept me reading into the early hours’
‘I love the two main characters – I really hope we see more of them.’
‘Once I started, I couldn’t put it down.’


The cover for this book really attracted my attention and as soon as I started reading the blurb for this one I knew it was a book that I needed to read!

I thought that the author did an excellent job with the plot and structure of the book to make it a gripping read from the start. The suspense builds up gradually and I was hooked to the end. The book does deal with some tough subjects that won’t be to everyone’s taste but I think the author dealt with everything really well and sensitively, what is in the book needs to be there for the plot and it is not added just to sensationalise.

I thought that the characters were very good and I liked finding out more about them and their hidden secrets as the book progressed. The book is a really good crime thriller and I liked that the lead characters were a mix of a Detective Sergeant and a Crime Analyst which gave it a slightly different feel from some of the others books out there.

This was a book with a solid plot and strong characterisation – the characters were very well developed, personable and believable. It is five stars from me, it is an excellent story – very highly recommended!!

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