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, Book # 2
September 1st, 2013
August 20, 2018 August 22, 2018

Lucy Black must protect the young and vulnerable . . . but can she protect herself?

Late December. A sixteen-year-old girl is found dead on a train line. Detective Sergeant Lucy Black is called to identify the body. The only clues to the dead teenager's last movements are stored in her mobile phone and on social media - and it soon becomes clear that her 'friends' were not as trustworthy as she thought. Lucy is no stranger to death: she is still haunted by the memory of the child she failed to save, and the killer she failed to put behind bars. And with a new boss scrutinizing her every move, she is determined that - this time - she will leave no margin for error.

About the book

Harry, a worker from the Derry railway line in Northern Ireland, finds a 16-year-young girl face down on the train track when he turns her around, he finds out that the girl has an open wound on her neck. The body was about to be crushed by a train that stopped because of some cable robbers.

Lucy Black is called on the scene as she is working on a case of a missing minor with her division. Lucy discovers that the body belongs to the missing girl and if the train had not stopped because of the theft, the case would have been ruled out as a suicide.

The only way to find out about the missing girl, Karen Hughes’s latest movements is to check her cell phone and social media. In fact, checking her Facebook account reveals a suspicious contact, known some time before.

Meanwhile, another fifteen-year-old girl disappears and the case becomes a race against time to find her.

I like the case a lot, the fact that they’re targeting shy and introverted girls concerns me a lot being an introvert and sometimes it is really difficult to distinguish between those who speak to you because interested or who speaks only because they were born with a voice.

I like the style, short and linear chapters. I didn’t like Lucy and her revenge in this book. It is a marginal thing because it lasts almost a chapter, but I agree with the mother on this matter. Despite this, I don’t like the mother, but I understand her role.

Unfortunately I don’t know much about Northern Irish history and its conflict so I don’t understand many things. This is an extra input to “study” new things.

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