PLEASE NOTE: This book was previously known as The Missing Child.
Publishing on 7th February 2018
The little girl stirred and opened her eyes. A light from the landing played a shadow across her toy cupboard. It was then she realised… There was someone else in the room.
Six-year-old Lola Jade Harper
Her mother says her ex-husband has stolen their daughter. Lola’s father denies it was him.
Family, friends and neighbours all say they didn’t see a thing. But someone must know where the little girl is.
Detective Rachel Prince
The clock is ticking. It’s up to Rachel to find Lola Jade, before it’s too late.
And then another little girl is taken…Truly addictive from start to finish, The Lying Kind is a nail-bitingly tense crime thriller by one of the best new voices in crime fiction. Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Peter James and Karin Slaughter.
The first scene of the book is intense as it takes place while 7 year old Lola Jade Harper is asleep in her own bed. Someone creeps up on her and seemingly drugs her and takes her away. But who?
Well, Alison James did a great job keeping me guessing until the very last page! Poor Lola! She really had everything and everyone working against her. Her mother did her best to keep up her “perfect mother who grieves endlessly for her only daughter, her “princess”, persona while at the same time seems to care more about her appearance and image! Even Lola Jade’s father is missing which makes him look guilty of something!
Detective Rachel and Sargent Brickall work to piece together the puzzle of how and why Lola Jade goes missing. No one seems to know anything, everyone’s alibi’s seem to check out, Michelle Harper (Lola Jade’s mother) had an answer for everything! So… IS LOLA JADE ALIVE? What’s the motive?
Well, you won’t believe what Rachael finds out about this family and their past. On your family’s worst day, you will think their the Brady Bunch!
Whoa…. you will read furiously until the end to find out what happened to Lola and who was behind the bedroom kidnapping!
About ME…Alison James…
I was born in the Cotswolds but spent most of my formative years abroad. I studied languages at Oxford, then became a journalist and author, returning to university after my two children to take a law degree. After a three-year stint as a criminal paralegal, I worked as a commercial copywriter and then a TV storyliner, before coming full circle to write fiction again.
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