Thanks for stopping by! I’m thrilled to be one of the stops on the blog tour for Alice Teale is Missing by H.A. Linskey and sharing my review today. With thanks to Sriya at Michael Joseph for the invite to join the tour and for my copy. First things first though let’s take a look at the description for the book…
ABOUT THE BOOK
Alice Teale walked out of school at the end of a bright spring day.
She’s not been seen since.
Alice was popular and well-liked, and her boyfriend, friends and family are desperate to find her.
But soon it’s clear that everyone in her life has something to hide.
Then the police receive a disturbing package.
Pages from Alice’s precious diary.
Who could have sent them? And what have they done with Alice?
On my day off from work I casually picked this book up expecting to read a few chapters and well what can I say, I was hooked! I did absolutely nothing apart from read this book. That is until it was time for the school pick up. Good job I set an alarm to remind me! Then as soon as it was my children’s bedtime I eagerly got straight back to reading and finished it that evening. I thought there was such an addictive quality to this book and I just had to know how it would all end.
The case itself is a twisty one and I enjoyed the way I was kept on my toes not quite knowing where the story was heading. I love a story that includes diary entries as I think that you get a more deeper connection to that character. You get to experience their deepest secrets and fears along with getting a real sense of their personality. In this case Alice Teale’s diary entries provided some all important clues that made me even more curious to see how it would all turn out. Each reveal brought even more twists and intrigue along with new suspects to choose from.
The characters of Lucas and Beth were such a great pairing and I felt an instant connection with Beth. With it being Beth’s first major case I felt as if I was right there with her trying to piece this giant puzzle together. Although I will admit I don’t think my detective skills are quite up to scratch! You also have a little bit of mystery surrounding Lucas and I admit to being just as curious as Beth about Lucas and his past. H.A. Linskey has created two very engaging characters that I would love to see more of along with a story that had me glued to the pages!
Alice Teale is Missing has such an addictive edge, full of intrigue and secrets! What a combination!