Foremost, my thanks to the author Gytha Lodge and the publisher Michael Joseph for a review copy. Btw the cover is quite exceptional, simple but effective!!. Little Sister is my first DCI Jonah Sheens book, but I've got the author's other three signed and dedicated, still on my TBR pile. The story begins with Det. Jonah having a drink at a garden pub with his newborn Milly when a girl comes out of the woods covered in blood, now that's a great start!!. We find she's called Keely, and she's on the run with her sister Nina from their foster home. She won't divulge her sister's location until she tells her extraordinary story. It's a story about two sisters from a broken home straight to a broken foster home system, which sadly in reality is the same as in real life. Too many reports on the news about foster parents' neglect and abuse. It's a gripping read full of twists, but I found it a slow burner at first until Keely starts her story, and then it gets interesting. Is there a psychopath in the making here?. As Keely isn't all that cracked up to be. The race is on to find her sister Nina. I was rooting for Jonah and his team to find the bad guys, but are they really the good ones?. There's also the relationship between Jonah and his wife Michelle which as you will gather there are only a few snippets here as it all starts from book 1, (Which I shall bump up the TBR pile). Overall an intense, exciting read which I highly recommend
Gytha Lodge is a multi-award-winning playwright, novelist and writer for video games and screen. She is also a single parent who blogs about the ridiculousness of bringing up a mega-nerd small boy.
She has a profound addiction to tea, crosswords and awful puns. When not writing, she heads up a copywriting team at a global translation firm, where she generally tries to keep all the video-game writing to herself.
She studied English at Cambridge, where she became known quite quickly for her brand of twisty, dark yet entertaining drama. She later took the Creative Writing MA at UEA.
She has signed with Penguin Random House worldwide for the first three books in her crime series featuring DCI Jonah Sheens.
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