Harbouring the secret pain of giving up her child for adoption 13 years ago, Melanie Royal has hidden herself behind the quiet role of head librarian in Layley Hill. But then a crazed admirer rips her daughter from a loving home and Melanie is thrown into a race against time to save Sophie's life. When Detective Inspector Kieran Joseph is put in charge of finding a missing 13-year-old girl, it evokes buried mistakes that he'd vowed never to repeat, and so he'll be suspicious of everyone this time, including the girl's sexy and achingly beautiful, mother, Melanie Royal.
This was an ok mystery with a HEA. The narrator did a great job and this is what kept me listening! I received a free copy of this book from the publisher and/or author and/or narrator in exchange for an honest review.
This story had an HEA, which was to be expected. What was not to be expected was how much I did not like the birth mother or her love interest, the cop.
There was so much back and forth and illogical thinking that I had to put this book down several times. Example: The cop receives Sophie's hair in the mail. He goes to tell Sophie's mother. Does he? No, at least not right away. He ends up snogging her instead. Book, down.
I finished this listen but it was because I liked the narrator. Without her, I never would have gotten to the HEA.