Synopses & Reviews
Readers will struggle to sympathize with unpleasant reckless Nick Sharman in British author Timlin’s bleak 11th thriller featuring the ex cop turned PI (after Pretend We’re Dead). Nick gets a desperate call from his ex wife Laura after their 14 year old daughter Judith goes missing from her Aberdeen Scotland home in the company of a friend from the wrong side of the tracks. Of course Nick drops everything to find Judith and of course he ignores the pleas of his friend on the force the distractingly named Insp. Jack Robber to leave the search to the police. The opening section centered on the hunt for the missing girl proves to be just the catalyst for the rest of the story line which unfolds in grim and predictable ways. To Timlin’s credit he doesn’t try to soften Nick’s rough edges but it’s too bad he doesn’t allow Nick to show an introspective side that might have made his lead’s actions more plausible and understandable. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."