Happy Friday everyone! Today I’ve got my thoughts on The Missing Children by Mel Comley!
The first gripping thriller in the DI Kayli Bright trilogy.
“I want my mummy…”
The whisper seems to echo through the rooms of the abandoned house. DI Kayli Bright and her partner, DS Dave Chaplin, aren’t strangers to dealing with bad cases, but no one can prepare for the emotional and mental anguish caused by the discovery of a child’s remains.
Determined to find the responsible culprit, several of the dead child’s family members surface on their radar of suspects…until they learn of another child’s abduction.
The investigation leads Kayli to the shocking conclusion that even more children in the area have been abducted. A race against time ensues to find the children before they get lost in a sinister, evil world.
What Did I Think?
I discovered Mel Comley’s writing about three years ago and since then she’s been a powerhouse in getting novels out to her fans. Not only has she kept giving us more Lorne Warner in the Justice series but she’s added to the Hero Nelson back catalogue, created Sally Parker and co-written with both Tara Lyons and Linda Prather to create another two series. Bring on the very last day of 2017 and up pops DI Kayli Bright.
I warmed to Kayli from the off. She’s a tenacious but caring detective, determined to get justice for the victims she’s faced with. But she’s not married to the job like some fictional detectives, oh no, she’s got a hunk at home that she’s planning on marrying! And that makes this character human!
The opening few chapters totally set the scene for me; the young lovebirds finding the remains of a child, the start of the police investigation and then we get the perspective of our culprit – who is “he”? Really kept me guessing! Ms Comley has written a very dark crime thriller here.
And I can’t not mention that cover! I don’t know who she has designing her covers but Mel Comley has one brilliant contact there. It’s a simple design but it speaks volumes about the story.
Many thanks to Mel Comley for my copy of The Missing Children. Now I need to catch the Killer on the Run!
Who is M. A. Comley?
New York Times, USA Today, Amazon Top 20 bestselling author, iBooks top 5 bestselling and #2 bestselling author on Barnes and Noble. Over one million copies sold world wide. I am a British author who moved to France in 2002, and that’s when I turned my hobby into a career.
When I’m not writing crime novels I’m either reading them or going on long walks with my rescue Labrador, Dex.
I hope you enjoy reading my books, especially the Justice series, Cruel Justice, Impeding Justice, Final Justice, Foul Justice, Guaranteed Justice, Ultimate Justice, Virtual Justice, Hostile Justice, Tortured Justice, Rough Justice, Dubious Justice, Calculated Justice, Twisted Justice, Prime Justice, Heroic Justice. There are several novellas and short stories in the series too.
My other successful series are: The DI Sally Parker thriller series, which includes WRONG PLACE, NO HIDING PLACE and COLD CASE
The DI Kayli Bright Trilogy – The Missing Children, Killer on the Run and Hidden Agenda.
The Hero series, TORN APART, END RESULT, IN PLAIN SIGHT and DOUBLE JEOPARDY(published by Bloodhound Books)
I have three books in the Intention series, Sole Intention, Grave Intention and Devious Intention.
I’ve also written a couple of standalone novels – EVIL IN DISGUISE and FOREVER WATCHING YOU.
As well as co-authoring The Caller with Tara Lyons.
And Clever Deception, Tragic Deception and Sinful Deception co-authored by fellow NY Times bestselling author Linda S Prather.
If you fancy a lighter read, why not try one of my romances: A Time to Heal, and A Time for Change–Based on a TRUE story. I also have a selection of short stories and novelettes available which I know you’ll enjoy.
You can find out more about me at the following blogs.