From the Cradle by Louise Voss and Mark Edwards

From The Cradle
From The Cradle

Recommended by Tanya Scoon

When three young children from the same area go missing under very similar circumstances within a short space of time a community is plunged into terror.

Detective Inspector Patrick Lennon is appointed to lead the investigation, and it soon becomes apparent that his haunted past makes him more determined than most to solve the case, not just for the families’ sakes, but for his own fragile mental health state.

Having never read any of Voss and Edwards’ work before I was intrigued to see if there was any noticeable difference than a book written by a single author, but this was a seamless novel which captured the imagination from the first page.

And there were plenty of twists and turns in the plot, with a good insight into police procedure, to keep the reader guessing the outcome, which was perfectly believable.

The characters too were well written and easy to relate to, particularly the main ones, with a lot of thought obviously gone into them. A great read.