The Lost Girls by Helen Pryke
English | 2019 | Mystery/Thriller | ePUB | 257 Kb
The Lost Girls : Four years ago, two teenage girls were abducted.
Four years ago, a ten-year-old boy was murdered.
Both cases are still unsolved.
Desperate to find their sisters, Michael and Chloe beg investigative journalist Maggie Dupont to help them. What starts as a simple investigation soon turns into a frantic race against time as they realise that the kidnapper took the girls to replace his sisters. The sisters who died sixteen years earlier.
Forced to face traumatic events from the past, Maggie finds herself in the middle of a nightmare that’s about to get worse…
“He drowned?” Maggie suddenly found it hard to breathe, as if she were the one under water. She’d taken Thomas to the marshes a couple of weeks before he disappeared and shown him what a beautiful place it was.
“We don’t know yet. We’ll have to wait for the autopsy to confirm the cause of death. He was fully clothed but there was some bruising around his neck, so he may have been strangled. We should know more by this afternoon.”
“Christ.” Maggie threw the half-finished cigarette on the ground and buried her head in her hands. “I hoped… I mean, there was always the chance…”
“We did too, Maggie.”
“How could this happen, here, in a place like this? Bedhampton is supposed to be safe, Nichola and I grew up here. It’s unthinkable…” She stopped, a sob blocking her throat.
“I’m so sorry.” Sally put her arm around her shoulders, and this time Maggie let her. She leaned against the woman who had come to mean so much to her over the last few weeks and wept bitter tears of desperation. She thought of Nichola and Richard, supporting each other through their grief, and wondered how she would get through it, all alone. She was only the aunt, what did she matter? She mentally berated herself for being so selfish; she’d lost a nephew, whilst they had lost a son.”