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Little Sister: Is she witness, victim or killer? A nail-biting thriller with twists you'll never see coming

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She attended King's Ely, in Cambridgeshire, [2] the University of Cambridge, reading English, and the University of East Anglia, gaining an MA in Creative writing. [3] Personal life [ edit ] This novel has everything from manipulation, revenge to jealousy to control and human frailty is and although it’s dramatic it is also very believable. An unforgettable read and highly recommended. With this being said, it's clear I still really enjoyed this story. The aspects that disappointed me were more to do with my personal taste than with anything else. Little Sister is a solid procedural/thriller. The mystery is intriguing, most of the characters are likable, and the villains are scum. Things wrap up rather neatly, which would have normally irked me, but in this case, I was satisfied, as the sisters took me on an unpredictable ride!

Detective Chief Inspector Jonah Sheens is on the trail in this “riveting” ( Publishers Weekly) crime novel from the acclaimed author of She Lies in Wait, Watching from the Dark, and Lie Beside Me A book to keep you on your toes and break your heart a bit too. Riddled with clues I guarantee you won't guess! -- Victoria Selman Bones are found 30 years after a young girl goes missing on a camping trip. The DCI for the new homicide case, Jonah Sheens, was a young man at the time and knew the victim from school. This is the first in a new series involving Jonah Sheens. In 1983, 14 year old Aurora reluctantly goes "camping" with six other teenagers. The other kids are 15-18 years old and one of them is her sister, who hates that Aurora is there. Everyone but Aurora is there for the drugs, alcohol, and sex but eventually Aurora is goaded into drinking more than water and orange juice. By the next morning, Aurora is missing and she is never found.

She has signed with Penguin Random House worldwide for the first three books in her crime series featuring DCI Jonah Sheens. She Lies in Wait will be released in J Gytha Lodge is a multi-award-winning playwright, novelist and writer for video games and screen. She is also a single parent who blogs about the ridiculousness of bringing up a mega-nerd small boy. Trying to keep his past private, DCI Sheens and a great cast of fellow officers, slowly unravel what happened to poor Aurora on that night long ago. This is the forth book in the DCI Jonah Sheens series and I'm hooked on the series because I like following Sheens and his team. I enjoy the crimes they work so hard to solve but I also like knowing about what is going on in their lives. They can be working non stop on trying to stop more bad things from happening, be so focused on stopping criminals, but we do get time spent in their heads, sometimes a lot, sometimes a little, where we see their hopes, fears, regrets (so many regrets), and their dedication to moving on, doing better.

I was introduced to Gytha Lodge through the third instalment in the Jonah Sheens series, “ Lie Beside Me”. I was instantly pulled into the gritty police procedural and the crime fighting team led by Jonah, and was beyond excited to receive the fourth instalment, “Little Sister”.The pace is fast and the story flows, so much so that it’s hard to put down as it’s so gripping. The characterisation is excellent, the police team are very likeable, some are flawed but that makes them feel authentic and very real. The portrayal of the sisters and the telling of their story is outstanding and you definitely end up rooting for them. The younger girl feels out of place as the older kids begin drinking, taking drugs, dancing and more. I hope that Lodge continues on with DCI Sheens character. I enjoyed him and the other officers he had on his team. According to Keely, the sisters were subjected to emotional, physical and sexual abuse in two foster homes and one group care facility. In each case, their claims were discredited, and the evidence points to Keely being a sociopath and pathological liar. Nina is the “good” sister and the police try to follow the frustrating clues to find the missing, and possibly injured child.

One thing I have always loved about this series is the detective team. They work so well together and each of them is interesting, bringing something unique to the table. I love the dynamic among them. It works so well. I don’t read a lot of series because I generally think that delving into the main characters’ personal lives detracts from the story at hand, but I am invested in these characters and find them to be very real. The author strikes a perfect balance of letting the reader get to know them while still focusing on the main storyline. I can’t wait to see what happens next, as some hints were dropped as to what might be coming in the next book.Nina is one of two sisters who disappeared, but Keely turns up in a pub garden covered in blood. From the off there’s unsettling suggestions that’s something is amis. Is Keeley an innocent victim? Where’s Nina now? Why is keeley covered in blood? So many questions to hold the readers’ attention. What follows is a dark, riveting tale of resentment, jealousy, manipulation and control and revenge. But instead of finding answers, she comes face to face with Detective Jonah Sheens. Aisling's DNA is a match for a recent crime scene - the latest in a string of murders by a dangerous serial killer, known as 'the bonfire killer'. And the police have three lead suspects: her father, or one of her two sons...

Of all of the genres that I love, and I do love a lot, the one I find myself immersed in most often is police procedurals. Police Procedurals are a sub-genre of “Detective/Crime novels” and are told from the police point of view, often involving several, often unrelated cases that seemingly come together in the end. I give you this definition because She Lies in Wait is, honestly, a perfect example of a British police procedural done well. Keeley fascinated me. She has all the makings of a psychopath, the ability to manipulate others, lie, and she shows no signs of remorse. But as Lodge scratches away at the layers of this complex character, there’s a hint of vulnerability that allows the reader to feel a great deal of compassion for this troubled character. You feel she is very much in charge of the narration, which constantly throws doubt on her story. It felt like she was playing a game, taunting Sheen at every opportunity. Jonah Sheens is enjoying a moment of peace in a pub garden on his day off when a teenage girl wanders out of the woods. She’s striking, with flame-red hair and a pale complexion. She’s also covered in blood. From the pen of a skilled storyteller, this is perfectly paced, with twists and turns to keep you hooked, and beautifully written -- Amanda JenningsLittle Sister was an excellent introduction to this series for me. It was an uncomfortable read at times because of the story that Keely had to tell. Orphaned, both girls were placed into care and it was not a pretty story. Gytha Lodge has written a compelling story of crime fiction which not only twists and turns but also includes darker themes at its core.

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