To celebrate Chris Longmuir’s paperback launch of MISSING BELIEVED DEAD at Waterstones, Dundee, I’m posting my book review of this latest book in her Dundee Crime Series here today.
MISSING BELIEVED DEAD
Missing children! Internet predators! Dead bodies!
She crossed his arms over his chest, and placed the jade beads in his eyes. ‘To remind you of me,’ she said.
Jade was 13 when she disappeared, five years ago, and DS Bill Murphy suspects someone from her family is responsible for recent Dundee murders. But is it her mother, Diane, who now suffers from OCD? Or Emma, her twin sister, who was catatonic for a year after Jade’s disappearance. Or Jade’s brother, Ryan, who enjoys dressing in women’s clothes and is going through a sexuality crisis, unsure whether or not he is gay.
What happened to Jade? Is she alive or dead? Or has she returned to wreak a terrible revenge on all male predators?
Thrilling read that kept me turning the pages!
Chris Longmuir has done it again. In this chapter of her Dundee Crime Series, we travel into the seedy world of Internet predators. DS Bill Murphy has to solve the case of missing girls who have disappeared after being on Internet chat rooms. Will he find them in time? Or are they already dead? In true Longmuir fashion, you never really know who the suspect is and just when you think you’ve figured it out, she twists the plot yet again leaving you with that ‘I was so sure I had it’ feeling.
Missing Believed Dead is a must read for anyone who likes dark, gritty crime.
Chris Longmuir was born in Wiltshire and now lives in Angus. Her family moved to Scotland when she was two. After leaving school at fifteen, Chris worked in shops, offices, mills and factories, and was a bus conductor for a spell, before working as a social worker for Angus Council (latterly serving as Assistant Principal Officer for Adoption and Fostering).
Chris is an award winning novelist and has published three novels in her Dundee Crime Series. Night Watcher, the first book in the series, won the Scottish Association of Writers’ Pitlochry Award, and the sequel, Dead Wood, won the Dundee International Book Prize, as well as the Pitlochry Award. Missing Believed Dead is the third book in the series.
Her crime novels are set in Dundee, Scotland, and have been described as scary, atmospheric, page turners. Chris also writes historical sagas, short stories and historical articles which have been published in America and Britain. Writing is like an addiction to me, Chris says, I go into withdrawals without it. She is currently working on a further 2 crime novels.
Chris is a member of the Society of Authors, the Crime Writers Association and the Scottish Association of Writers. She designed her own website and confesses to being a techno-geek who builds computers in her spare time.
Blog: Chris Longmuir, Crime Writer
Amazon Author Page: Amazon author page UK
Amazon Author Page: Amazon author page US
2 thoughts on “Book Review: Missing Believed Dead by Chris Longmuir”
Thanks for featuring me, Melanie. I’m all hyped up today for my book launch at Dundee, Waterstones, tonight.
I’d be hyped up about tonight, too, Chris, if I were you. I wish I lived closer so I could be there. Enjoy and I hope you get a great turnout and loads of sales.