Missing Girl At Frozen Lake (Detective Kay Sharpe Series Book 5) – ARC Book Review

Title:- Missing Girl At Frozen Falls (Kay Sharp Series Book 5)

Author:- Leslie Wolfe

Date published:- will be published on November 29th 2022

Publisher:- Bookouture

Genre:- Thriller

No. of pages:- 325 pages


Plot:- 5/5

Writing:- 5/5

Overall rating:- 5/5

She lay in the frosted grass behind Frozen Falls. Her eyes were wide open, and the wind blew her hair, ash-blond locks reflecting the blue sky. Her face, beautiful even in death, was pale, as if the bitter cold from the mountain had drained the color from her cheeks.

On a crisp autumn day in the small town of Mount Chester, Detective Kay Sharp comes face-to-face with the past she has spent the last decade running from. Her ex-husband, Brian, has been accused of murder.

Seeing Brian brings a flood of painful memories—he betrayed her in the worst possible way. Yet despite her heartbreak, Kay is willing to put her career on the line to prove his innocence.

Brian is accused of killing Kay’s former best friend, Rachel—the woman he cheated on Kay with, getting her pregnant. The blood drains from Kay’s face; she received a voicemail from Rachel two days ago. “I hope you’ll forgive me,” she’d said, her voice fraught with tears. “I know I have no right, but I need you.” Kay’s stomach plummets. By the time she called back, Rachel was already dead. Could Brian really be the murderer?

Kay faces pressure from her crime team, who don’t want her working on an investigation so close to home. But she’s willing to risk everything—she vows to get justice for Rachel.

When Kay visit’s Rachel’s mother, she uncovers a heart-stopping discovery that makes the case even more critical: Rachel’s eight-year-old daughter, Holly, is missing. Could the little girl still be alive?

Up against the most complex—and most personal—case of her career, can she save precious Holly before it’s too late? And will Kay’s determination to find out the truth lead to justice—or be her undoing?

This was such a gripping thriller that kept me awake all night, trying to finish the book!

The story starts with Kay, whose ex-husband Brian suddenly wants her help–Brian’s fiancee and also Kay’s best friend Rachel was brutally shot to death and their daughter Holly is missing. Brian has become the main suspect in Rache’s murder. Even though Kay didn’t really want to help, she helps him nonetheless and realizes that Rachel was in a witness protection program after she witnessed a murder of one of the gang members. Meanwhile, a body of a girl was found dead and Kay’s partner Elliot was called to the scene to investigate the murder.

This book was completely mind blowing and I was literally hooked from the first chapter till the end, wanting to know what is going to happen next! Out of all the Kay Sharp series, I have to say that this book is one of the best book in the series and I couldn’t even put the book down. As usual, the author has done a good job of drawing the reader into the story and make the reader feel like they are in a cat and mouse chase game with Kay and keeping the reader literally at the edge of the seat! The ending wasn’t expected and I do like some twists and turns that were thrown along the way.

If you haven’t read the Kay Sharp series then it’s fine–this book is fast paced unputdownable thriller that will keep you awake all night. Worth complete full five stars!

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

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