Little Sister (DCI Jonah Sheens #4) by Gytha Lodge

Little Sister (DCI Jonah Sheens, #4)
.ePUB, 357 pages
Expected Publication: 28 Jun 2022
By: Random House Publishing Group

About The Book:
Jonah Sheens is enjoying a moment of peace in a pub garden on his day off when a teenage girl wanders out of the woods. She’s striking, with flame-red hair and a pale complexion. She’s also covered in blood. When Jonah races to help, the girl insists she’s fine. Then she smiles. It’s her sister he needs to worry about. Keely and her sister, Nina, disappeared from a children’s home a week ago. Now Keely is here—but Nina’s still missing. Jonah is sure Keely knows where her sister is—but before she tells him anything, she insists, he has to listen to her story from the beginning.
Is she witness, victim, or killer? And if Jonah follows the trail of clues in her story, will they lead him to the missing girl—or distract him until it’s too late?

My Review:
This is a whip smart police procedural but not a typical one. We have two sisters, who have faced abuses in the foster care system, that have been missing for three days. When one of them walks out of the woods, with blood on her hands, she tells the police she won't disclose where her sister is until they listen to her story, from the beginning. 

I loved the multiple points of view from the different detectives on the case and from Keely as well. What a tale she she to be believed? And what work the officers put in trying to solve her riddle. I did figure out the big reveal about half way through BUT I still thoroughly enjoyed this twisted tale and well thought out mystery. AND the author redeemed herself as there were a couple other twists I didn't see coming at all.

I should note here that this is part of a series and I haven't read any of the other books. Because of that I didn't fully understand DCI Jonah Sheens' backstory and that plays a small part in the book...BUT the mystery/police procedural part of the book does amazingly well as a standalone. My first book by this author but I will be checking out more of her work.

With many thanks to NetGalley, Gytha Lodge and Random House Publishing Group for the giving of the ARC.

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