This is one gripping book! Clare Chase, author of the Tara Thorpe Mystery booksAlys is fine. Dont try to find us.
Five years ago, Izzy Grants boyfriend Charlie took their newborn daughter Alys out for a drive.
They never came back.
After years of waiting, Izzy has almost given up hoping that theyre still alive until a note is pushed through her door telling her theyre...more
DC Gabriella ...more
DC Gaby Darin has just moved to Pembrokeshire, Wales after a difficult work-related experience in Swansea. She is teamed up with DCI Rhys Walker, a man who seems to have hidden secrets but is a copper that she respects.
Izzy Grant has tried to move on with her life. She now runs a cottage industry which supplies knitted goods. She lives alone with her rescue cat, Bucket. Five years ago, her partner and one week old daughter ...more
The Editing was poor.
Jenny get yourself a
you write anymore.
3 In Spite of Stars.
Listened with TTS.
Mild Foul Language.
Izzy's story is tragic, and the chance for closure, has her contacting the police again, even though it will mean revisiting her painful past. This is a character-driven story, and the players are believable. Izzy is easy to empathise. The pacing is a little slow in the first third of the story but picks up as the plot twists start.
DC Darin has secrets, but good ...more
This is the second book of a series, but I was able to read it as a stand-alone. The missing-baby-and-father storyline is well-plotted, with twists that followed what seems to be coincidental turns. Protagonist DC Gaby Darinwho is intelligent, intuitive, outspoken, and toughsays shes a fat girl with sturdy ankles and broad feet. I enjoyed following Gaby as she investigates a missing-baby cold case with DI Rhys Walker. Its thought that Izzy ...more
I love Izzy. Her story is so emotional, and I found myself really connected to her. I absolutely love how character-driven Missing in Wales. Those are my favorite kinds of novels and Jenny OBrien has created a cast of believable characters.
I love the twists ...more
Im always excited to see a book set in Wales. Ive been burned before my books being to over the top about it, but the location here felt really natural and not at all forced which I was thrilled to see.
As for the mystery itself, it was really well done. There was plenty of twists and turns, and many things to lead you down the wrong path. I guess the ending, but that just goes to show that the final ...more
When a new detective arrives on the scene, the brash Gabriella Darin, she thinks something doesn't add up and starts digging into the old case herself. Lots of twists and turns along the way to a very satisfying ending.
There aren't many crime books set in Wales. We don't have a Val McDermid or Ian Rankin with their evocations of Scotland. So when my bookclub chose this book, hopes were high. Sadly, the only person Missing in Wales is the author. For goodness sake, DO SOME RESEARCH BEFORE WRITING A NOVEL!
It started with little things. Grace takes a taxi on a busy St Mary's St and I'm thinking: but that's a pedestrian road. A taxi is taken from the station to the ...more
A lot of misleading twists and turns and a continuous mystery from cover to cover. I really grew to dislike the central character, Izzy for her independent nature to not take good advice but I especially like the last announcement she made to her parents in the last sentence of the book. We'll done and I look forward to future episodes by Jenny O'Brien
What a great read. There were times when I was convinced I knew who the killer was, and even believed Daisy was really Izzy's baby. Shows what I know lol. I look forward to reading the next book in the series..
I took up writing about fifteen years ago when I first came up with a plot for a book, and I haven't stopped since. When Im not writing, Im ferrying around 3 teenagers or working as a nurse. Im also an all-year-round sea swimmer.
I write what I love to read, which is romance and thrillers. My childrens books will hopefully be of some use, particularly Boy Brainy which ...more