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The Drowning Child by Alex Barclay

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The Ren Bryce series continues with, The Drowning Child.

Barclay delivers a gripping crime fiction novel which keeps the reader enthralled from start to finish. The plot, this time based in Tate, Oregon, revolves around a missing child in a town which is already mourning two young boys.

In the wrong hands, the subject matter might have troubled some readers, but it is handled delicately throughout, allowing the readers imagination to fill in the gaps instead of painting a gruesome picture.

Although it can be read as a stand-alone, loyal fans can also enjoy the underlying story running through all six Ren Bryce books. After all, life is never dull for the bipolar FBI agent who has still not come to terms with the recent trauma she suffered in Killing Ways.

As well as the welcome appearance of a number of characters from previous books, with this new location, we are also introduced to a number of new law enforcement officers – one or two with interesting back stories – who, I feel, may reappear in the future. If, like me, you are a crime fiction fan and you’ve been feeding your passion, we can sometimes predict what will happen next. Barclay, as usual, delivers plenty of twists and turns – but I was still convinced I knew where it was headed.

I was wrong!

When the truth eventually unfolded I was shocked. I truly didn’t see it coming …

About The Drowning Child:

When Special Agent Ren Bryce is called to Tate, Oregon to investigate the disappearance of twelve-year-old, Caleb Veir, she finds a town already in mourning.
Two other boys have died recently, although in very different circumstances. As Ren digs deeper she discovers that all is not as it seems in the Veir household – and that Tate is a small town with big secrets.

Can Ren uncover the truth before more children are harmed?

By Susan Condon
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