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Sacrificing Starlight by David Pipe
Time’s running out for DCI Hunter. His wife and child are missing, perhaps even dead. Unable to pursue those responsible he’s transferred to the wild landscape of Cornwall where another child has disappeared.
Alice Trevelyan’s father has his own agenda and wants retribution for the loss of his little girl and metes out his own violent justice.
Will Trevelyan help or hinder?
Hunter has to make his move if he wants to save Starlight.
But can anyone in this remote location be trusted?
JADE’S 3🌟 REVIEW:
I’ve never heard of this author before but I love a good thriller book so when I saw this one I was excited to start reading.
I found the book hard to get into, not because of the subject matter (which was terrible to read) but because of how many characters were thrown at us all at once. It propably didn’t help that the author kept using first then last names and kept switching between the two.
However, the storyline was at times compelling and I had to continue to read to see what would happen next. It was a fast paced story and I wish at times it would of slowed down to give us a bit of a breather and time to think about what had previously happened. There are some very grapic scenes in this book, they were really well written and made you feel like you were there. There were a lot of twists and turns in this book that kept you on the edge of your seat.
I didn’t like any of the characters in this book and that’s probably one of the main reasons for me giving it 3 stars. I could sympathise with them, with all they had been through but they were not likable characters at all.
Author Bio –
David Pipe was born in 1949 in a small Essex village. He attended a local grammar school then the University of Hull where he took a B.Sc in chemistry. He worked in the pharmaceutical industry in England and South Africa before studying for a PhD in organic chemistry at Imperial College. After spells at universities in Geneva and Mulhouse he joined the oil industry in Germany where, aged 53, he gratefully took a redundancy package. Following a period of self-employment he wound down his business, eventually giving it up to scratch the writing itch which has produced Sacrificing Starlight, a timely reminder of the risks our children face and Henry’s Tale, where ghostwriting for his furry friend he describes the emotional growth of a puppy on the rollercoaster of life, compressed into a few weeks because puppies learn faster than their staff.
When he’s not writing David spends his time travelling, reading, swimming and jogging. He is married and lives in Hamburg with his wife and their Border terrier Henry.
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