Monday 14 August 2023

Just Another Missing Person by Gillian McAllister | Book Review

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Just Another Missing Person by Gillian McAllister
My rating: 5/5
Publisher: Penguin Michael Joseph 
Publication date: 3rd August 2023

22 years old.
Last seen on CCTV, entering a dead-end alley.
And not coming back out again.
Missing for one day and counting...

Julia is the detective heading up the case. She knows what to expect. A desperate family, a ticking clock, and long hours away from her husband and daughter. But Julia has no idea how close to home it's going to get.

Because there's a man out there. And his weapon isn't a gun, or a knife: it's a secret. Her worst one.

He tells her that her family's safety depends on one thing: Julia must NOT find out what happened to Olivia - and must frame somebody else for her murder...

What would you do?

Oh my God. OH MY GOD. I always know when I read a Gillian McAllister book that I am about to be blown away but, wow. Right from the very first chapter I knew I wouldn't want to put this down. Damn being an adult and having responsibilities because I definitely would have read this entire thing in one sitting if I didn't have a job to go to or children to keep alive. 

In Just Another Missing Person, DCI Julia Day is tasked with looking into the disappearance of Olivia Johnston. Julia has a teenage daughter and her marriage to her husband Art is at breaking point, with him sleeping with someone else. As much as she loves her family and will do her best for them, it plays second fiddle to her job as a police officer. But the lines are blurred when she is forced between her job that she is good at and protecting her family. 

I am not going to give too much away because you need to just read this book to really feel the impact. There are a lot of POV and time changes but it's so easy to follow along. On numerous occasions, the plot twists made me stare at the wall and say "what the F". 

If you liked the TV show 'Line Of Duty', I feel like you would love this! Bravo Gillian, you've done it again!

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