Alice Teale is Missing
'A highly entertaining, gripping and compulsive crime read, with many twists and turns' *****
Alice Teale walked out of school at the end of a bright spring day.
She's not been seen since.
Alice was popular and well-liked, and her boyfriend, friends and family are desperate to find her.
But soon it's clear that everyone in her life ...more
I really liked the start of the book which was an extract from Alice Teale’s journal which I found intriguing and so I was hooked from the start! There were extracts from Alice's journal tantalising ...more
For a start the police team of Black and Winter (who should definitely have their own tv show) were brilliantly engaging- a new relationship for them and for us – then add to that a really intriguing and unpredictable mystery for them to solve and you have a pitch perfect crime read.
The diary entries from the missing girl add a lot of flavour to ...more
This story is about how seventeen year old Alice Teale disappeared on her way home from school. There are quite a few suspects. It's set in the Cambrain town of Collamby. A place where everyone knows everyone's business. DC Beth Winter and DS Lucas Black are sent to investigate Alice's disappearance.
The two detectives had not worked together before but they were put together to try and find Alice. They are likeable characters who work well together. The pace is fast at the ...more
This book drew me in from the start with its intriguing storyline and the lovely writing which made it very easy to read. The story is told from the point of view of the two detectives investigating Alice’s disappearance and I enjoyed following them on their investigations. I particularly ...more
The small mining town of Collemby hides quite a few secrets. Did Alice stumble upon something she shouldn’t have? Or did she simply run away from a far-from-perfect family home? Quite a few theories floated through my brain at one point or ...more
Enter Winter and Black ( I love the names!) - DC Beth Winter is a fast track police officer, on her first proper posting with DCI Everleigh's team. She's ...more
Graduate trainee DC Beth Winter was excited when she gained a p!ace on DCI Eversleigh`s team. However she was warned that her boss would be DS Lucas Black who had gained notoriety for killing a man.
On her first day on the team Beth learnt they were on a missing person case. Six days earlier 17 year old Alice Teale was last seen leaving Collemby Comprehensive School, she had not been seen since.
At home ...more
The author excels with this book, I read it within 24 hrs. Totally gripping from the very start. Love the characters Lucas Black old hand and Beth Winter a rookie. I do hope we see more of these two. A total winner for the author.
I have a soft spot for missing person cases. They tend to turn into giant and sticky spider webs with secrets at every corner, whether those secrets matter to the case or not. Well, I am talking about the good missing person cases. The plots which keep you hoping you will find the person alive. The book which makes you hear the ticking of the clock, each minute resonating like the slap of death. To be honest, I have not read many novels that managed to tick all the boxes.
Alice Teale Is Missing ...more
DC Beth Winter had been transferred to Collemby, a small town in Northumbria when she graduated training college to join DCI Everleigh’s team. When Alice Teale went missing she was assigned with DS Lucas Black to take over the case from a retiring officer. Black comes with a past that makes ...more
However the two work well together and are fantastic characters with plenty of banter and dry humour in the conversations between them. So much so, I would love this to be the first book in a ...more
It shouldn't be hard to find someone who knows something. These mining towns are close-knitted, small and everyone knows everyone to some degree .Very well evoked and the setting feels real, with real life characters and issues. It's a forgotten place where ...more
I think what made this book stand apart from other police procedurals was the brilliant combination of the two main characters of Beth Winter and Lucas Black and well what can I say we surely need to see more of these two in future books because what a dream team they are, so well written making them both feel very “real.”
I really enjoyed reading this book. It was so nice to read a police procedural that wasn't bogged down by jargon or abbreviations. It was also good to read a gripping missing person novel that wasn't awash with gruesome bits. Now I don't mind a bit of gore but reading a novel that relies on the quality of the storytelling, rather than a shock factor, really does make a refreshing change.
The characters were all well developed and introduced. ...more
Absolutely tore through this book in two days and didn’t stop for breath, brilliant storyline and characters and loved the detectives who had their own baggage and life dramas going on in the background.
Thought it was fast paced though it kinda slowed in the middle but not too much, great ending too, left me wanting more.
Looking forward to more of the same....
Appearances can be deceiving, for under the surface there's so much going on. Everyone knows everyone, and their descendants and their history. When relationships break down; everyone is aware, when someone finds a ...more
Alice Teale has gone ...more
"Alice Teale is Missing" is a dark, mesmerising tale of secrets and lies that will keep you gripped until the last page.
There is something very Agatha Christie-esque about the title of this book and I suspect that like the legendary storyteller herself, H.A. Linskey will become a luminary of the crime fiction genre well into the 21st century. "Alice Teale is Missing" is that good. The story revolves around the ...more
If I'm honest when I started reading this book, I wasn't sure I was going to enjoy it even though the storyline sounded appealing, with its dark undertones and mystery surrounding the disappearance of 17 year old Alice Teale, it was the initial introduction to the characters. I know if I don't like them or can't relate to them as believable characters the story, no matter how good the plot, just won't hold my attention.
DC Beth Winter, a newbie detective ...more
Set in ...more