The Girl in the Pink Shoes is the first book in the Lucy Kendall Crime Thriller series. Lucy is a Private Investigator who tries to help children who are victims of pedophiles as she lost her sister after she was abused as a child. In this book, Kailey goes missing, she never made it home from her walk to school with a couple of older neighborhood girls. Lucy talks to Kailey’s mom, Jenna, who agrees to let her help. Secret after secret begins unraveling as Lucy worries that an old client of hers, out of prison but not needing to register as a sex offender may be involved as he lives across the street. And his brother is one of the detectives on the case. There were a TON of twist and turns in this book and I absolutely could not put it down (and then quickly read books 2 and 3 – reviews on those coming soon) I absolutely loved the writing style, how you’re not sure which characters you should or shouldn’t be rooting for and the rollercoaster of a ride.
I received a free e-copy of this book from Net Galley to write this review, I was not otherwise compensated.
About the Book
My baby girl. This morning she was so excited for school. I bought her new shoes last night. Pink, sparkly shoes. She loved them so much. She wore them for the first time today. And now she is gone…
It is every mother’s worst nightmare. Eight-year-old Kailey Richardson skips out of the school gates in her brand-new pink shoes and never makes it home. Between the school and the safety of her shiny red front door, someone has taken her.
Private Investigator Lucy Kendall sees the fliers of a smiling gap-toothed Kailey and knows she won’t be able to sleep until the little girl is found. Having lost her own sister to the darkest evil, she is determined to help find Kailey before it is too late.
As Lucy talks to Kailey’s friends, desperate to find out who has taken the happy little girl, she begins to form a worrying picture of the days before Kailey’s disappearance. The blue car idling in the street outside the school. The friendly man across the road. And Kailey’s mother, Jenna, hollow-eyed and jumpy, clutching Kailey’s teddy bear and not telling Lucy everything.
Lucy has promised Jenna she will do everything to find her daughter. But then she discovers Jenna has a connection to the prime suspect in Kailey’s disappearance… and one which brings Lucy’s past rushing back to haunt her. Time is running out to find Kailey, but will Lucy be able to save this innocent little girl before her own demons destroy her?
You won’t want to stop turning the pages of this unputdownable crime thriller. Fans of Lisa Regan, Robert Dugoni and Kendra Elliot will be reading The Girl in the Pink Shoes late into the night.
***Previously published as All Good Deeds.***