Today I’m excited to bring you my review of Little Boy Lost by JP Carter – read on to find out what I thought!
Innocence is no protection against evil…
One early October afternoon, ten-year-old Jacob Rossi begins the short walk home from school. But he never makes it.
Days later, DCI Anna Tate is called to the scene of a burning building, where an awful discovery has been made. A body has been found, and the label in his school blazer reads: J. Rossi.
As Anna starts digging, she soon learns that a lot of people had grudges against the boy’s father. But would any of them go so far as to take his son?
And is the boy’s abductor closer than she thinks?
Having really enjoyed other books in the DCI Anna Tate series, I had high hopes for number three – and was certainly not disappointed!
Little Boy Lost combines a gripping storyline – a little boy chained to the wall of a pub’s basement dies in a seemingly unconnected fire – with the same brilliant characters. I really enjoy reading about Anna Tate – she’s a likable and interesting character and her relationship with Chloe develops further in this series.
The fact that the book is set around riots in London that echo the 2011 London Riots, which many of us will remember, adds an extra layer of realism to the plot. I don’t want to give too much away about what happens, but the multiple suspects and points of view lead to a tightly plotted, entertaining novel that I really enjoyed. Definitely recommended!
Many thanks to the publisher, Avon Books, for providing a copy of this novel on which I chose to write an honest and unbiased review.