I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Genres: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
About the book
He’s watching… He’s waiting… Who’s next?
Buried in a woodland grave are a mother and her child. One is alive. One is dead. DC ‘Charlie’ Stafford is assigned by her boss, DI Geoffrey Hunter to assist with the missing person investigation, where mothers and children are being snatched in broad daylight.
As more pairs go missing, the pressure mounts. Leads are going cold. Suspects are identified but have they got the right person? Can Charlie stop the sadistic killer whose only wish is to punish those deemed to have committed a wrong? Or will she herself unwittingly become a victim.
A gripping, heart stopping serial killer read not for the faint hearted.. Perfect for the fans of Karin Slaughter.
What people are saying about MUMMY’S FAVOURITE: ‘This book hooked me in from the start’ ‘This is fast paced crime writing at its best’ ‘If you like stories that keep you on the edge of your seat then this is for you’ ‘Kept me guessing right up to the end’
DC Charlotte “Charlie” Stafford along with her boss, Hunter are in search of a missing woman and her child. Their number one suspect is her abusive husband. But, when another mother and her child goes missing, the case takes a different turn. Who is responsible for these missing women and children? Charlie is determined to find the perpetrator before it’s too late. Will she be in time to catch a killer before he targets another unsuspecting mother and child?
This story is really disturbing and freaked me quite a bit. Sarah Flint really plays a lot on my own fears such as tight spaces and bugs. Two things that really give me the heebie jeebies. I could feel myself freaking out during a few scenes of this book. Now, when a book can really make me react, I know it’s definitely a keeper. Flint really draws you in with her descriptive scenes that make you feel like you right there and also with her harrowing story line. Flint also brings the shock factor and holds nothing back no matter how gory it can be. There are a few different story lines running parallel to each other during the course of this book and there are quite a few suspects thrown into the mix and I had a hard time in determining who could actually be the culprit. When the final reveal came I was quite surprised.
I really like Charlie and feels she is written perfectly faults and all. She joined the police force due to a tragedy when she was younger and she is great at her job. I can see she has a big heart and cares for people. She is also flawed as well and I can see some of her thinking process sometimes get skewed in her quest for justice. Sarah Flint created a character that seems all too real with her own fears and dreams as well as her passion for justice.
The story moves at a reasonable pace and really builds up the deeper I read into the story. There are a lot of tough and tense scenes and the mystery really grabbed me and I found myself not wanting to put this book down at all. There are some triggers such as child killing, rape and child abuse. I will say though for the most part it was more “off” scene and not as detailed which should not hold anyone back from reading this story.
Mummy’s Favourite is a gripping and disturbing story that will pull at your emotions while shocking you at every turn. What a great start to the DC Charlotte Stafford series. Well worth the read!
About The Author:
With a Metropolitan Police career spanning 35 years Sarah has spent her adulthood surrounded by victims, criminals and police officers. She continues to work and lives in London with her partner and has three older daughters.