Thursday, April 20, 2017

Book Review - First One Missing by Tammy Cohen

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Review by Suze
 
Young girls are being killed and there's a pattern that keeps returning. Is there an evil serial killer behind the murders? The relatives of the girls are devastated and they each deal with this huge loss in their own way. Because of the repeat pattern there's a group with the victim's parents they can join, so they can mourn their daughters together and find support and comfort by being among people who understand them.
 
The killer hasn't been caught yet. Police and media are on the hunt and by working together they might have a chance to discover who's behind the murders. However, not everyone has the same interest and determination. Will the police be able to catch the person responsible before more little girls will become victims?
 
First One Missing is an incredibly gripping story that kept me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end. Tammy Cohen alternates points of view and switches between several different main characters, who are either family, media or police. It's an interesting approach and the voices are easy to distinguish. Because of this the reader gets to see the same story through the eyes of all of the parties involved and Tammy Cohen paints a complete picture of the case this way, which I found compelling and intriguing at the same time. 
 
Tammy Cohen has written a fantastic thriller. I loved the large number of unexpected twists and turns. First One Missing is a book about an awful topic and I was genuinely shocked by some of the characters. The ending is surprising and very good. First One Missing is a well written emotional thriller. I was repulsed by some of the content and think Tammy Cohen has bravely chosen a controversial subject to write about. First One Missing is a great story for readers with a strong stomach.
 
Advice
 
First One Missing is an amazing, but quite shocking story, keep this in mind before you start reading.

10 comments:

  1. I'm not sure how I would handle this story as a mother with a daughter.

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  2. Intense, but the structure sounds good!

    --Trix

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  3. Excellent review post Suze; sounds like Tammy has written an emotional and haunting tale.

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  4. It sounds like a real page turner !

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  5. I love gripping stories and this one sure sounds like one. Thank you for the review.

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  6. This isn't the sort of book that I would typically be interested in, but it sounds like it's crafted and written in such a way that... Well, I'm definitely interested! That being said, though, I think that it would be a bit too much, too overwhelming, for me. Great review, Suze!
    --Ann

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