Sirens by Joseph Knox 

img_3645*Many thanks to Alison Barrow for my review copy*

About the book:

It starts with the girl. How it ends is up to DC Aidan Waits.

Isabelle Rossiter has run away again.

When Aidan Waits, a troubled junior detective, is summoned to her father’s penthouse home – he finds a manipulative man, with powerful friends.

But retracing Isabelle’s steps through a dark, nocturnal world, Waits finds something else. An intelligent seventeen-year-old girl who’s scared to death of something. As he investigates her story, and the unsolved disappearance of a young woman just like her, he realizes Isabelle was right to run away.

Soon Waits is cut loose by his superiors, stalked by an unseen killer and dangerously attracted to the wrong woman. He’s out of his depth and out of time.

How can he save the girl, when he can’t even save himself?

Sirens is out on January 12th and you can get a copy by clicking HERE.

My thoughts:

Sirens is an absolutely stunning book in every way. Not only is it captivating, dark and gritty, but it is also the authors DEBUT novel. Why should that be in bold?! Well let me tell you…

I’ve read a lot of books, especially crime, so I’d like to think I can spot a good one. Sirens is one of those books that don’t come round very often. It is gripping, haunting and so deliciously dark that you just wont be able to put it down. I think it is so completely brilliant that I would be surprised if it doesn’t do exceedingly well upon its release in the coming week.

Sirens, as far as titles go, is so apt for this book. Referring, in this case, to those women who lure you in and you’re caught before you even realise it. DC Aidan Waits, for all intents and purposes, answers the sirens call. This decision leads the disgraced detective further down the rabbit hole, and what follows is a truly gut-wrenching story that affects more than just his life and future.

Called in to investigate the disappearance of Isabelle Rossiter, Waits ends up on a journey painted so vividly by Knox’s words, that the reader is essentially there with him. Emotive, disturbing but ultimately an absorbing and excellent read. I couldn’t see how Sirens was going to go, but I know I didn’t want it to end.

Watch out for this one. You won’t be sorry.

Highly recommended!

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