Bruce, Alison - 'The Siren'
Kimberley Guyver is a young single mum with a small child. Her friend, Rachel Golinski, lives very close by. Then, a chance viewing of a news report that a car with a body has been recovered from the sea in Spain brings back memories and makes both Kimberley and Rachel realise that some things will always come back to haunt you.
Within a short time, Kimberley's small son, Riley, is missing, Rachel's home is burning and both Rachel and her husband are also missing. The search for Riley is hampered by Kimberley's attitude to the police and her links with the local organised crime family.
This is a fast moving book; the plot twists and turns seemingly on every page. As the story develops, we learn more about Kimberley's life and how even the smallest lie or misdirection can cause problems for many years.
The detective - DC Goodhew - is an interesting character and one that I look forward to meeting again.
THE SIREN is a good read which is disturbing in parts, partly due to the missing child thread, but despite that, I can recommend it.
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Susan White, England