Chloe: Lost Girl is a great mystery thriller. Author Dan Laughey hit the spot with this one. I loved it from start to finish…almost.
- Title: Chloe: Lost Girl, Cart Sant Murder Mysteries, Book 1
- Author: Dan Laughey
- Publisher: Creativia on March 5, 2019
- Genre: Crime Mystery
- Pages: 286
- Format: eARC
- Rating: 4/5 Stars
Synopsis from Goodreads:
“A missing student. A gunned-down detective. A woman in fear for her life. All three are connected somehow.”
“Detective Inspector Carl Sant and his fellow officers get on the case. But what links the disappearance of a university student, the death of an off-duty police sergeant, and a professor reluctant to help them solve the case?”
“Their only clue is a sequence of numbers, etched by the police sergeant Dryden on a misty window moments before he breathed his last. Soon it becomes clear that Dryden’s clue has brought the past and present into a head-on collision with the very heart of Sant’s profession.”
“Racing against time, D.I. Sant must find out what’s behind the mysterious events – before the bodies start piling up.”
My Review of Chloe: Lost Girl
Carl Sant is your average joe DI, who just so happens to land in the middle of the biggest mystery of his career. Always looked over when promotion time comes around, and not taken very seriously by his Captain or his peers, Carl manages to explore this case, behind the scenes, mostly, and cracks the code left by Sergeant Dryden moments before dying. But will he be too late to save the day?
I was a little hesitant about diving into this novel, as I do not usually like crime mysteries but this one captured me from the very beginning. I love Carl. He seems like someone’s drunk uncle at a wedding kind of guy. He drives a Fiesta for crying out loud! I really got a good chuckle out of that.
The convoluted case goes in a million unusual ways, but it still has that power to draw you in and keep you interested through all the obstacles.
I am so happy that Mr. Laughey’s publisher contacted me to read and review this book. It really is an exceptional story.
Now for the negative, and it really is just a negative for me. Do not let it skew your opinion of the novel. It had a massive cliffhanger ending which sets up the next book in the series beautifully. I just hate them because it leaves a longing in my instant gratification loving heart.
Honestly, though folks, it is a great novel and I recommend anyone who loves crime mysteries to pick this one up. It will be well worth your time. As such, I award, Chloe: Lost Girl, 4 out of 5 stars.
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