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The Boy In The Reeds (DI Jemima Huxley Crime Thriller Book 7)
Published by Joffe Books
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The Boy In The Reeds, a Detective Jemima Huxley Crime Thriller by Gaynor Torrance
About the Book

It’s the perfect light for birdwatching. The sun’s rays stretching out low in the early morning. At first she thinks the movement in the reeds is a bird. But then she sees — it’s a little boy, barefoot, dirty, and barely clothed.

Emerging from the undergrowth, the little boy leads a woman by the hand through the marshy wetlands. She’s bleeding. Badly. Terror etched on both their faces.

Who are they running from?

When Detective Jemima Huxley gets the call from the hospital, she learns three things:

One: the little boy is too traumatized to speak.
Two: the woman has been placed in a medically-induced coma.
Three: the woman has been missing for eight years. DNA shows the boy is not her son.

Who are they? They’ve clearly escaped from something unimaginably horrific . . .

What if they aren’t the only ones?

Readers of Simon McCleave, Rachel McLean, Ann Cleeves, Joy Ellis, J.M. Dalgliesh and J.D. Kirk will love Gaynor Torrance’s feisty and flawed protagonist DI Jemima Huxley.

Readers are obsessed with Gaynor Torrance’s utterly gripping new crime thriller:

‘I was hooked from the start and I loved the unexpected ending . . . I highly recommend this!’ Martha

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Had me from the very start! . . . The victims were written so beautifully . . . The epilogue had me wanting to read book eight!’ Rachel

⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘First, it started off with a bang. Right away there was a twist that had me wanting to keep reading . . . I finished the book in one sitting . . . I couldn’t wait to get to the end and see what happened.’ Michelle

⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Great read! A great who-done-it and some crazy twist and turns! The story was very interesting and kept me glued to my kindle!’ Debbie B.

⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I read this book whilst coming out of a book slump and I can say it was just what I needed . . . I was shocked at the ending.’ Clare

⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I started reading it and swoosh, I realized I was halfway through the book! This was a fast-paced book filled with twists and turns. There is a nice suspense throughout.’ Tove

⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘From the moment I started reading this book I felt right at home with the style of writing and the description of the events. Such an engaging and detailed opening.’ Carrie
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