Last Seen Alive by Jane Bettany


In my opinion...


So, I’m a day late in writing this review- but that’s the trouble with Bank Holidays, Mondays become Tuesdays and…well , here I am.


I’m not a fan of series of novels, but this one totally stands alone- and I enjoyed it.


I liked the setting- not London but Derbyshire. I liked our female detective- she was credible & human but did not dominate the story with her personality, on top of which I was intrigued by the story.


Everyone can be suspected, as everyone has a secret, but there were enough twists to keep me hanging on to the end.


Thank you NetGalley & HQDigital for my ARC


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When Anna Matheson fails to collect her son from the babysitter after a works party, the police are swiftly called. Anna is a stickler for time and a good mother – she would never abandon her baby. Her disappearance is totally out of character and DI Isabel Blood and her team soon suspect foul play.

CCTV footage shows Anna was last seen at precisely 11.11pm, as she collected her coat to leave the party. But the cameras outside the venue have failed to pick up her exit from the car park – how could she have vanished in plain sight?

Rumour has it that Anna was set to make big changes in the workplace, and Isabel can’t help but think someone wanted her out of the way.

Everyone at the party is a suspect, and all the clues point to murder…


My rating...


A very enjoyable 4 glasses