PUBLISHER: Pan Macmillan
PUBLICATION DATE: October 20th, 2016
Thank you to Pan Macmillan and Publishers Group Canada for gifting me a beautiful paperback copy of this book! I love a good police procedural, detective type book and was thrilled to have received a copy of this one.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
What if someone thinks they deserve their life more than you?
When a Lesley Kinnock buys a lottery ticket on a whim, it changes her life more than she could have imagined . . .
Lesley and her husband Mack are the sudden winners of a £15 million EuroMillions jackpot. They move with their 15-year-old daughter Rosie to an exclusive gated estate in Buckinghamshire, leaving behind their ordinary lives – and friends – as they are catapulted into wealth beyond their wildest dreams.
But it soon turns into their darkest nightmare when, one beautiful spring afternoon, Lesley returns to their house to find it empty: their daughter Rosie is gone.
DC Maggie Neville is assigned to be Family Liaison Officer to Lesley and Mack, supporting them while quietly trying to investigate the family. And she has a crisis threatening her own life – a secret from the past that could shatter everything she’s worked so hard to build.
As Lesley and Maggie desperately try to find Rosie, their fates hurtle together on a collision course that threatens to end in tragedy . . .
Money can’t buy you happiness.
The truth could hurt more than a lie.
One moment really can change your life forever.
Gripping, thrilling and powerfully captivating!
Gone Astray was written in alternating chapters from three different point of views – Lesley, the distraught mother whose teenage daughter is missing, Maggie, the Family Liason Officer assigned to support the family, and an unknown person who is disturbed and upset that somehow he has been wronged by the Kinnock family and is hell bent on making them pay!
I enjoyed how the three alternating point of views in the story all tied together and came together nicely in a way to tell the complete story. It was interesting to read from each character’s point of view and to get a glimpse into their personalities, and the way that they think and view things. All characters in this novel are complex and flawed at best, which made for quite the interesting read.
Can you imagine winning so much money from the lottery and having all sorts of people calling you, mailing you, messaging you, etc? It must have been the Kinnock’s worst nightmare to realize their daughter is missing because someone felt wronger by them, and decided to make them suffer as a result, all due to the fact that the Kinnock family won this money. Their new found financial freedom and happiness is short lived as their biggest fears and nightmares come true. All they want is their daughter back, safe where she belongs.
I found myself immersed in this storyline as I was curious to find out what happened to the Kinnock’s daughter and if she would be found safe and unharmed. I had my theories on who was responsible, only to be proven over and over that my initial suspicions were wrong. I love books that make you think and this book certainly did just that! I was hooked to find out who the responsible person was.
We are introduced to a lot of different characters in this book, and in my eyes everyone was a suspect. Who could the Kinnock family trust? Could they trust their friends? Could they trust their daughter’s friends? Their neighbours? Who could you turn to when you are not sure who you could trust?
Will they be able to find out exactly what happened before it is too late? Be sure to read this novel to find out! A must read!
MY RATING: 4/5 stars