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Little Girl Gone

My Madness Level : High Madness

How much of a Madness : I keep recommend this book to my colleague.

What brings the Madness :

  • The vibes. From the beginning the setting is so gloomy and scary and creepy.
  • The mystery and secrets. There’s creepy things that always triggered old creepy memories.
  • Pool of suspects. Love that I always  guessing and suspecting that this or that character knows something.
  • The second chance romance. A welcoming breather from all those scary stuff, it brings a sweetness and warmness in this book
  • The suspense. Some parts really got my heart racing.
  • Thea and Jake. They’re just so perfect for each other, so in-tune with each other.

What Madness I don’t like : I felt a bit dissapointed when I got unanswered questions only because I didn’t now that this is a start of series.

Level of this Madness Recommendation : Highly recommended for everyone who’s looking for a good page-turner fast-paced suspense read.

Where to buy this Madness :

My Madness Review : Goodreads

TW//CW : abuse, child kidnapping, drug abuse, alcoholism, domestic abuse, violence

The Blurb :

Nothing matters more to her

when a child's life is at stake.   

Special agent Thea Lamb returns to her hometown 
to search for a child whose disappearance echoes 
a twenty-eight-year-old cold case—her twin sister's abduction. 
Working with her former partner, Jake Stillwell, 
Thea must overcome the pain, 
doubt and guilt that have tormented her for years 
and denied her a meaningful relationship. 
For both Thea and Jake, the job always came first…until now.

EXCERPT

 

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“While I was trying to fish the doll out of the pool, someone came from behind and hit me over the head hard enough to daze me. Next thing I know, I’m caught in a whirlpool several feet below the surface. I lost my flashlight, so I was spun around underwater in complete darkness. No up, no down.” He paused. “For a while there, I wasn’t sure how I’d get out.”

Thea watched his expression as he spoke. He still seemed shaken from the experience. She’d never seen him like that. “I knew something bad must have happened.”

He summoned a brief smile. “I know what you’re thinking. I even thought so myself at the time. So much for my keen instincts. Someone came up behind me and I never sensed a thing.”

“That’s not what I’m thinking.”

“No?”

“I’m thinking you could have died down there and I would never have known what happened to you.”

“Thea.” He said her name so softly she might have thought the tender missive was nothing more than a breeze sighing through the treetops.

The sun bearing down on them was hot and relentless, but Thea felt a little shiver go through her. It hit her anew how much she’d missed that tender glint in his eyes as their gazes locked. How much she’d missed his husky whispers in the dark. The glide of his hand along her bare skin, the tease of his lips and tongue against her mouth. The way he had held her afterward, as if he never wanted to let her go. But he had let her go and she’d done nothing to stop him.

She drew a shaky breath. “Don’t ever do that to me again.”

“Get caught in a whirlpool? I’ll do my best.”

She scowled at him. “Don’t make light. You know what I mean.”

“I’m fine, Thea.” He seemed on the verge of saying something else, but he held back. Maybe he thought she wanted his restraint. She did, didn’t she? They were in a precarious situation. Adrenaline and attraction could be a dangerous combination. Throw in unresolved issues and they were asking for trouble.

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