Firstly I wish to thank Anne Cater of Random Things Blog Tours for inviting me on the Blog Tour for Buried Sins by Louise Mullins
Introducing Welsh Detective Inspector Emma Locke who appears in her very own upcoming procedural series.
Readers who enjoy books by C.L. Taylor, K.L. Slater, and Rachel Abbott will love this gritty, addictive, standalone psychological thriller.
When Carys returns to her childhood home, inherited after the death of her father, she is shocked to discover the bones of an infant buried in the paddock. Days later, DI Locke’s team uncover the remains of a missing girl, sparking vivid memories of the day Carys was abducted by The Shadow Man.
While the evidence against her father mounts, Carys recalls more of her past. And each new revelation provides DI Locke with the proof she needs to close the cases of several girls’ disappearances.
Sometimes the past refuses to stay buried.
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
Carys had inherited the farmhouse that she had grown up in. I can’t say that it was a family home. It was a place that her abusive father and God-fearing jealous mother brought her up. Her mother had died years ago and her father recently but she had returned to the farm after his funereal to clear the house and do what needed to be done now he was gone forever.
Carys’ husband and their two teenage boys had come with her but the past wouldn’t stay in the past. Carys found a bundle of bones, a tiny skull that belonged to a baby and so the police had to be summoned. Soon she could feel herself being thrown back into horrific memories of her own childhood and that of local children that had gone missing and still not been found. The nights began to be the thing she dreaded most of all as sleep paralysis took over and The Shadow Man haunted her nightmares.
The story becomes much darker and more disturbing, impossible to put down as the police take over to try and find some sort of closure for the families all these years later. The story drops back to the past as the horror is replayed. Oh boy! I have never felt so helpless reading a story. This you need to read yourself. There are stories within stories.
This isn’t an open and shut case. This is twisted and knarled, explosive and heartbreaking. An absolute huge must read!
HERE, IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dubbed the Queen of Domestic Noir, Louise Mullins’ titles often delve into the darker aspects of the human psyche where more often than not somebody a little close to home knows more than they’re willing to admit. So far her novels involve the murky world of addiction, child abuse, serial killers, missing women, rape, kidnapping, murder, domestic violence, drug smuggling, human trafficking, and arms dealing.
Louise Mullins is a critically acclaimed, international best-selling author whose latest title, Love You Gone, previously published as The Woman in the Woods has been reissued by Dark Edge Press and is available to pre-order now!
Louise Mullins writes full-time using the experience she gained in a prior life working in the field of forensic mental health and psychological therapy, working with offenders and survivors of serious crimes.