THE TRUTH HIDES IN THE DARK
Kate Marshall’s investigation into a young boy’s disappearance sends her down an unexpectedly twisted path in a riveting thriller by multi-million bestselling author, Robert Bryndza.
When Private Investigator Kate Marshall is rushed to hospital after being pulled into a riptide current in the sea, the near-death experience leaves her shaken. During her recovery, she befriends Jean, an elderly lady on the same ward. Jean tells the harrowing story of how her three-year-old grandson, Charlie, went missing eleven years ago during a camping trip on Dartmoor.
By the time Kate is well enough to go home, she’s agreed to take on the case, but when Kate and her trusty sidekick Tristan start to look at the events of that fateful night, they discover that Jean has a dark past that could have put Charlie in jeopardy.
Was Charlie abducted? Or did he fall into Devil’s Way? A rushing river that vanishes into a gorge close to where they were camping.
When Kate and Tristan discover that a social worker who flagged concerns about Jean and her daughter was found brutally murdered shortly after Charlie vanished, it makes them question everything they thought they knew about the family…
This is book 4 in this series and I am still enjoying it, which actually says a lot as I tend to start getting bored and move on with series quite early on. I still like the two main characters very much. In this book I felt Tristan’s investigative character development stagnated a bit as he seemed mostly there as a side kick to Kate. I’d love to see him have a more prominent role in the private investigator business in the next book and show more of the traits that saw Kate hire him in the first place. The story was strong and I really like the atmosphere of the area around Devil’s Way and the farmhouse and farmlands. I’m looking forward to continuing the series.