Last but not least on the busiest day in TWG history, is my review of Kierney Scott’s ‘Cross Your Heart’. Thank you to Bookouture for the blitz invite!
Blinking her eyes open, she looks around the room, taking in the bed and the wardrobe full of clothes she’s never seen before. This isn’t her bedroom. Those aren’t her clothes. She begins to cry as she wonders if she’ll ever see her own home again.
Three young girls are missing. All of them cold cases. All of them forgotten. But when Detective Jess Bishop identifies a disturbing link between them, she’s determined to find out what happened, and fights to re-open their cases.
At the scene of each abduction the kidnapper left a clue – a small bag of candy – in place of the missing child.
And then a fourth child is taken. Eight-year-old Ava is snatched from her hospital bed and when a bag of candy is found in her room, Jessica knows it’s the same kidnapper.
As the pressure to solve the case pushes Jess and her team to breaking point, Jess takes a personal risk she fears she’ll live to regret. But she has no choice.
Out of hospital, Ava can only get sicker: Jess is running out of time. Can she find Ava before it’s too late?
What does TWG think?
Welcome back, Jess Bishop!! Feels like ages ago since we were last in Jess Bishop’s company. Don’t worry if you haven’t read the first book in the series as you’ll manage to read this book as a standalone. However, it won’t do you any harm to read the first book before reading ‘Cross Your Heart’, just to get yourself up to speed with the characters first.
I’ll get straight to the point – ‘Cross Your Heart’ scared me senseless! The creepiness element to this storyline was incredible and very well written, alerting all of my emotions in one swift movement (as well as the hairs on my arms, obviously)! Missing child cases always put the fear of christ up me and, whilst I usually steer away from them as I find them difficult to read, I couldn’t help but delve into Kierney Scott’s latest instalment, just to see whether Jess Bishop can kick booty once again.
I loved how addictive and compelling ‘Cross Your Heart’ was, as well as the pace fitting well to each situation the characters were faced with along the way. Personally, I preferred the first book in the series as I found it to be a lot more intense than this one, however, I think the fact that ‘Cross Your Heart’ had a lot more scary moments in it, meant that I was able to enjoy reading this book in a different manner to the first.
It was great to catch up with Jess Bishop and team again, especially as we got to see even more of her personality this time round. I really did enjoy reading this book and would highly recommend this book, and the series, to everyone and anyone. Roll on the next book in the series.