Sunday, May 22, 2022

BLOG TOUR - Her Child’s Cry



‘I just want my little girl back. She’s so little, she needs her mummy. And she doesn’t even have her panda bear with her. Find her, please find her, before it’s too late.’

Rosie Blake has been taken. Since going missing from the hospital where she was being treated for cancer, Rosie’s distraught parents haven’t heard a word. And time is swiftly running out. They have to find her, and right away, because Rosie can only survive for ten days without her medication.

With the police unable to find any leads at all, criminal behaviourist
 Jessie Boyle and her team are brought in to help. Who would be so evil as to steal a sick child? Narrowing down on a suspect, Jessie quickly moves to arrest them, only to discover the suspect’s dead body instead... And with no Rosie in sight, the case becomes even more desperate.

Who killed their chief suspect, and where is Rosie now? And is Rosie’s disappearance linked to the sudden revival of Dublin’s Hellfire Club, an ancient and terrifying cult obsessed with death and human sacrifice?

As the race to find Rosie intensifies, her heartbroken parents know their little girl’s time is running out. The clock is ticking, but Jessie clings on to the hope of finding her safe. Then her search leads her to Ireland’s remote mountains... Will Jessie be able to survive the deadly threat that awaits her, rescue Rosie, and get her back to safety, before it’s too late?

An utterly compelling crime thriller that will have you hooked from the very first line. Fans of Patricia Gibney, Lisa Gardner and Lisa Regan will not want to miss this. 

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Title:   Her Child’s Cry
Author:  S. A. Dunphy
Series:  Boyle & Keneally Book 3
Publisher:  Bookouture 
Genre:  Mystery & Thrillers
Format:  Kindle ARC
No. of Pages:   333
Date of Publication:   May 18, 2022
My Rating:   4 Stars 

When nine-year-old Rosie Blake disappears from the hospital, everyone is on alert. Rosie has a rare form of cancer and has a very specific treatment plan. If she’s not found within a certain period of time she will certainly die. Criminal behaviorist Jessie Boyle and her partner Seamus Keneally must find out who took her and work hard at finding her in time.

Jessie, Seamus and the rest of the team work at a fever pace in order to locate Rosie. Danger is close at their heels, especially when a body found definitely points to the victim being Rosie’s kidnapper. Now the team must understand why the man was killed and possibly who his partner that might still have Rosie could be. 

The case takes a surprising turn when a link to a cult called The Reavers proves to be behind Rosie’s disappearance. The cult is firmly rooted in dark beliefs. Beliefs such as death and sacrifice, thus truly raising the stakes in this most serious of cases. 

This third book in the Boyle and Keneally series has the same horror vibe that was in the first two books. Perhaps not for the faint of heart, especially since a young child is concerned, but yet this book was impossible to put down. As each book in the series can work as a standalone novel, I definitely recommend reading the first two books, Bring Her Home and Lost Graves, for the full experience. I thoroughly enjoy this series and am excited for the next installment. 

Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.

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Shane Dunphy (S. A. Dunphy) was born in Brighton in 1973, but grew up in Ireland, where he has lived and worked for most of his life. A child protection worker for fifteen years, he is the bestselling author of seventeen books, including the number one Irish bestseller Wednesday’s Child and the Sunday Times Bestseller The Girl Who Couldn't Smile. His bestselling series of crime novels (written under the name S. A. Dunphy) feature the criminologist David Dunnigan. Stories From the Margins, his new series of true crime books written for Audible, has been critically acclaimed and the second title in the series, The Bad Place, is an Audible True Crime bestseller.

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