One Missing Girl. Two Million Suspects.
Ruby is a vlogger, a rising star of YouTube and a heroine to millions of teenage girls.
And she’s missing . . .
But she’s an adult – nothing to worry about, surely?
Until the video’s uploaded . . .
Ruby, in the dirt, pleading for her life.
Enter Detective Inspector Kate Riley; the Met’s rising star and the head of a new team of investigators with the best resources money can buy. Among them, Detective Sergeant Zain Harris, the poster boy for multiracial policing. But can Kate wholly trust him – and more importantly, can she trust herself around him?
As hysteria builds amongst the press and Ruby’s millions of fans, Kate and her team are under pressure to get results, and fast, but as they soon discover, the world of YouTube vloggers and social media is much darker than anyone could have imagined.
And the videos keep coming . . .
I have been given an ARC by NetGalley in return for a fair and honest review.
Kate, our female protagonist is a ballsy DCI but she has some secrets that make her more interesting. Zain, her junior is a much darker character but has good reasons to be. They have a good dynamic and blend well together. They way they spark off each other keeps you turning pages and wanting to know what is going to happen next.
Some effort is turned over to their sexual attraction but that doesn’t cut it for me. At all. I’m not a romantically inclined person, either in real life or in my books, so that part of the story simply did not light my fire.
The threads of corruption running through the story do keep you guessing as to who is guilty and just exactly what they are guilty of.
This is a well written, very clever crime drama and I enjoyed it hugely.
A five out of five star read.
I am profoundly grateful to NetGalley and Bonnier Publishing for my copy.