Today I am here with a review of Little Boy Lost which was a very explosive book.
**A copy of this book was provided to me for free in exchange for an honest review**
Title: Little Boy Lost (DCI Anna Tate #3) Author: J. P. Carter Publisher: Avon Published: 23rd January 2020 Format: Paperback Source:: Review Copy from Publisher Add It:Amazon UK. Goodreads. Summary: 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?
If you are looking for a hard-hitting, realistic crime thriller book then look no further because Little Boy Lost is the book you want to read. This book actually took me longer to read than I was expecting because it also hit a little too close to home. This book is set during riots taking place across London. This is only a small part of the plot but it does take up a lot of the book and so I will warn you that if that kind of violence is not for you, you might not want to read this book.
On that note however, J. P. Carter, has done a fantastic job of portraying the riot. As mentioned above, such a good job that it truly is a very hard-hitting read. While it’s not the main plot of this book, it is also so integral to the story that I didn’t feel I could review the book without mentioning it. As for the rest of the plot, I was well and truly enraptured by this book. I had to know how the boy became trapped. And I was not expecting the ending at all, which I truly love in these kind of reads. I quite literally had no clue until it came to the reveal what had happened.
I also feel that it is important to mention that I have not read a book by J. P. Carter before and that having not read the first two books in this series did not hinder my reading experience. I still felt very attached to the main characters and very much want to go back and read the first two books in the series now.
This book is strong, fast-paced, addictive and fierce and I cannot recommend it highly enough. I will say that you need a strong disposition for some of it but I also believe that you can definitely skip some of the riot stuff if you need to without it spoiling the plot. Essentially, that side of it was more to do with why the case was going to be harder and how to bring life to the characters. But essentially, I think that everyone should make sure that they give this book a read if they like crime reads!