Little Boy Lost – ARC Book Review

Little Boy Lost: An absolutely unputdownable crime and mystery thriller (Detective Mackenzie Price Book 3) by [Ruhi Choudhary]

The clear sky burst into flames of peach and gold, illuminating the small body leaning against the rocks. He looked even smaller than he had in the photos, purple marks blemishing his neck. His eyes were open, staring ahead at the vastness of the still water.

When three nine-year-old boys go missing on a field trip to Lakemore’s annual spring festival, panic tears through the small town. Detective Mackenzie Price and her partner Nick Blackwood lead the search, but no trace of the boys is found—until one of them is found murdered, a note stuffed down his throat.

“Find Johnny’s killer, or they all die.”

Johnny was supposedly a victim of Jeremiah, a serial killer Nick helped put behind bars nearly a decade ago for the murder of ten young boys. But when Mack and Nick pay him a visit, he claims that he knows nothing—and that he remains innocent of Johnny’s murder.

Then a second boy is found, another clue left on his body, leaving just one left alive. Desperate to save the last boy’s life, Mackenzie and Nick comb over Jeremiah’s case, only to discover proof of a shocking cover-up—and a killer who will stop at nothing to right the wrongs of the past.

Packed full of shocking twists and nail-biting suspense, Little Boy Lost is a truly unputdownable crime thriller, perfect for fans of Karin Slaughter, Lisa Regan and Angela Marsons.

No. of pages:- 398 pages

Date published:- will be published on May 6th 2021

Genre:- Thriller

Publisher:- Bookouture

Gosh….what a roller coaster ride with this one!!! Ruhi did it once again with the third book of Detective Mackenzie Price series, Little Boy Lost. When Charles was murdered, a new detective was assigned to solve the case. Then three little boys were lost in the woods and one of the boys’ bodies, Lucas was found dead…with his tongue cut off. This case was eerily same to another case, solved by Mackenzie’s partner, Nick, but the person is already behind the bars. Is it a copycat murder or something else?

It feels like a cat and mouse chase game when reading this one. So many suspects that you have no idea who is the real culprit behind the murders. The author does a good job, keeping the reader hooked into the story hence the reader’s mind is muddled and couldn’t wait till the end to find who the real villain in the story. The emotions Mackenzie is going through particularly when the new detective, Austin is digging most of her past family’s history is interesting and intriguing. A fast paced thriller with unexpected twists and turns that will hook you into the story from the beginning to the end. The ending, was a bit unexpected, including the part where who the real villain was actually!

Overall, I enjoyed reading Ruhi Chaudary’s books and cannot wait for the fourth book of the series to come out soon! Mackenzie Price has become one of my courageous and favorite characters! Worth five stars!

Many thanks to Netgalley and Bookouture for the ARC. The review is based on my honest opinion only.

Ruhi Choudhary

Ruhi Choudhary discovered her passion for writing when she was seven years old and wrote her first Star Trek episode. Being a fan of the dark and twisted, she found her calling in crime thriller.

She likes to write stories that make you a little uncomfortable and characters that you struggle to make up your mind about but stay with you.

She lives in Toronto and spends her days training to be a scientist and wishing it rained more often!

You can follow her on Twitter!

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