Millie didn’t get time to think. The car door was pulled open and she was dragged out, her screams loud and raw, as she kicked and fought. She called out for Oscar, again and again, screaming for help.
But he never came.
It was the wedding of the year. Millie Beaumont marrying billionaire playboy Oscar Hyatt, the eyes of the world watching.
But the dream turns into a nightmare when Millie and Oscar are brutally abducted while on honeymoon. Millie is killed, her body dumped in London. Oscar is still missing….
Enter DS Moomy Khan and DI Sarah Heaton – not your typical police officers. Moomy is running from her own troubled past, while Sarah is having to live with the hard choices she has made. Yet they will stop at nothing to find Millie’s murderers and track down Oscar. Only a family as high profile as the Hayat’s have enemies lurking in every corner – have they taken the ultimate revenge, or is something else behind the death and kidnapping?
And can Moomy and Sarah find Oscar – before time runs out and he suffers the same fate as his wife?
Wow, I was completely blown away by this book, absolutely loved it, I like the characters, despite one of them swearing a little more than I am used to, but it did fit with her back story and life, her anger at the world and life in general.
DI Sarah Heaton works for the Serious Crimes Unit in London, with her is DS Mumtaz (Moomy) Khan, these are two serious get the job done females. Both have back stories to their lives which is revealed throughout this book. Sarah is white, her mum passed away and she lost it, finding no comfort in the religion she had been raised in, she became a Muslim, which creates looks and some questions, when she wants to pray. The other side is Moomy who is an Asian female who has had the strict upbringing that comes with that, she was forced to India to marry a man she had never met by her parents, on her return she never went back home, her parents told everyone she was dead. She is now a police officer, but she is also a party animal, liking to get drunk, mainly to wipe out her painful past. Which the book goes into more. Their boss DI Scott Blake has to take all the heat, when these two go a little rogue occasionally. But on this case it’s because the people involved are wealthy and can pull strings, to stop things, putting Scott between a rock and a hard place basically.
The Hayat’s Lara and John, as well as their three sons, Oscar, Spencer and Victor are a wealthy family. Lara was born into money, John was an American who had made his own fortune, their wedding was reported to be a love match. But is it? Oscar has met Millie Beaumont who is not from a wealthy family and is of colour, Oscar fell in love with her and they have a very expensive wedding, but on the honeymoon both disappear, but then Millie’s body turns up on Hampstead Heath. How had it got there? Where is Oscar?
This is a brilliantly told story about the difference of the haves and the have nots. As the Hayat’s start to pulls strings, with their connections, hindering any type of investigation into Millie’s death. Luckily Sarah and Moomy are determined to get to the bottom of things no matter what the cost. Even when their boss Scott tells them he could lose his job.
The story is well executed, well plotted, engaging, unputdownable, I love these characters and really can’t wait to see what the next book has in store. As some questions are left unanswered, regarding the two officers.
Despite owning three other books by this author this is the first one I have read, something I will be rectifying soon. The story had me from the first page until the last, covering so many topics in one book. But done in a great way.
This is most definitely a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ out of ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ read, in fact it would have got more if I went higher.
I would like to thank #netgalley and #Hera for an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest, fair and unbiased review.