PUBLISHED BY AVON
His hand went around her middle, and the other came up over her face, holding some sort of material against her nose and mouth. He dragged her backwards, trailing her scrabbling feet …
When a young woman goes missing from Jesus College, Oxford, DS Josie Masters is plunged into a world of panic as fear grips the city. Along with Thames Valley Police’s newest recruit, the handsome DS Pryce, Josie must act fast – and when two more students disappear from Oriel and Somerville colleges, she realises the killer is sending her a deadly message in a cruel game of cat and mouse. This time, the case is personal – but who is the perpetrator?
In a desperate race against the clock, Josie hunts for the kidnapper, and soon discovers he could be a lot closer to home than she’d ever thought…
M. J. Ford is a writer and an editor at Working Partners, where he works on projects across the age groups. He loves thrillers, historical and fantasy titles. His first novel, Hold My Hand, received rave reviews in 2018, and Keep Her Close is his second thriller.
WHAT DID I THINK?
This was brilliant, kept you hooked in all the way through plus I did not work out who the bad guy was because the red herrings really threw you off the scent. Very well written with great characters that worked really well together. Enough of a back story so you understand the history and I really liked the way it was finished, no loose ends and a future for the detective Jo.
This is a soft crime so very popular at the moment and for a second book, I think it is brilliant, definitely an author to keep an eye on as the first two books have been a success.