The Secret Voices by MJ White

I’m so delighted to be part of the tour today for this superb book. Thanks so much to Rachel’s Random Resources and Hera Books for the copy of the book and invitation to be part of the tour.

They said they’d keep me safe.

They said, ‘It’s okay, Hannah. You know you can trust me.’

They lied.

When eight-year-old Hannah Perry goes missing in the small Suffolk village of St Just, the community is rocked. Heading up the investigation is Acting DS Rob Minshull, but he’s out of his depth in a case that seems to mirror the disappearance of a young boy, seven years ago. That search ended in unimaginable tragedy…and Minshull is praying that history won’t be repeated.

But with an investigation full of dead ends, and a kidnapper taunting the police with sinister deliveries of Hannah’s belongings and cryptic notes, the young girl’s life hangs perilously in danger.

Until Dr Cora Lael enters the picture. A psychologist with a unique ability, Cora’s rare gift allows her to sense emotions attached to discarded objects. When she is shown the first of Hannah’s belongings, she hears the child’s piercing scream.

With few leads on the case, could Cora prove Hannah’s only hope? And as time runs out, can they find Hannah before history repeats itself…?

A twisty, original and utterly gripping detective thriller that fans of James Oswald and LJ Ross will love. Don’t miss the crime thriller debut from the bestselling women’s fiction author, Miranda Dickinson.

My Review

Oh my goodness, what a book this is! I was just totally consumed by it and couldn’t put it down.

I’m so excited that this is the start of a new series. I love a good crime novel, and this is really one of the best I’ve read in a long time.

The story is told from multiple points of view, and we hear from Hannah herself, which really ramps up the tension. The characters are so well drawn, and I found myself really engrossed in the politics and the personalities of those working in CID to try to find Hannah.

While this book is an excellent police procedural novel, it’s one with a difference, with the added twist of Dr Cora Lael and her unique abilities. I really enjoyed this aspect of the plot and found it fascinating.

This book is one to cancel all your plans for. It’s fast paced and twisty and so suspenseful and tense that it’ll have you on the edge of your seat. I was absolutely blown away by it and can’t wait for more in what promises to be a really superb and unputdownable series.

My Rating

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Author Bio – MJ White is the crime pen name of the internationally bestselling author Miranda Dickinson. To date she has sold over one million books worldwide and has been translated into sixteen languages. Miranda has always been a huge fan of crime fiction and The Secret Voices marks the start of a new and exciting departure for her writing.


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