Today is my stop on the Village of The Lost Girls by Agustin Martinez blog tour. I am very excited to share my review of this chilling novel with you!
Five years after their disappearance, the village of Monteperdido still mourns the loss of Ana and Lucia, two eleven-year-old friends who left school one afternoon and were never seen again. Now, Ana reappears unexpectedly inside a crashed car, wounded but alive.
The case reopens and a race against time begins to discover who was behind the girls’ kidnapping. Most importantly, where is Lucia and is she still alive?
Inspector Sara Campos and her boss Santiago Bain, from Madrid’s head office, are forced to work with the local police. Five years ago fatal mistakes were made in the investigation conducted after the girls first vanished, and this mustn’t happen again. But Monteperdido has rules of its own.
My Review: 4 / 5 Very Chilling Stars!
I started the book on a Saturday morning and finished it in one sitting until very late that evening. I couldn’t put this book down as I needed to know what happened and needed to find answers!
This book tells the story of two best friends Ana and Lucia, both 11 years old, disappeared one day together without any word or any trace. Five years later, Ana was found in a car crash with a grow up man, alive. The story starts from there. Where has Ana been? What happened on that day five years ago and where is Lucia now?
I love a chilling crime novel, especially the one that keeps me guessing who is the ultimate bad guy. This book is dark, rich and detailed. The author develops the plot twists by revealing the background info and telling stories of everyone who could possibly be involved in the girls’ disappearance and Ana’s reappearance. The parents, the relatives, the police officers, the neighbours, the ordinary people living in the village. It keeps you guessing till the very end! This is what I love most about this book. I honestly didn’t know who was responsible till the very last 10 pages. It was brilliant.
This book is haunting and atmospheric; it is disturbing and chilling. It grips you and you can’t help but continue to read until you find your answers. I did find at times that the story was a bit too long and that there were too many characters involved. In any case, this doesn’t change my overall view of this book. It is still a very enjoyable at the same time disturbing read. If you are a crime novel lover, you will love this book!
Thank you so much Ella and Quercus Books for sending me this review copy!
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