Review of Heartlands by Kerry Watts


Thank you so much to Bookouture and NetGalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

Holy moly anyone that’s into mystery and thriller novels definitely needs to read this.  I read this entire book in about 8 hours and it was so good.  I’m so excited that this is going to be a series because I need more!

20 years ago a girl named Sophie never made it home from school and two boys were convicted of raping and murdering her.  Now in present day the past seems to be repeating itself, a girl named Shannon hasn’t made it home from school and she bears a striking resemblance to Sophie.  DI Jessie Blake is called to work on the case but can she put her own past behind her and focus fully on finding the missing girl?

I will admit in the beginning I was a little overwhelmed because a lot of the characters were introduced all at once and I got confused until I read further into the book and established who everyone was.  Once I got past that I couldn’t flip the pages fast enough (sorry to my poor Kindle).  I loved all the twists and turns of this book and how you were never ready for what was going to happen next.  I loved all the characters and how the book kept touching on people from the past and then you find out how tied in they are to the present.  And believe me when I tell you, you will not be ready for the ending and finding out what actually happened to Shannon and how the people in her family and community really are.

I’m so excited to read the rest of this series and I’m so glad I get to read more about the character Jessie Blake.  I would love to read more about her past that was touched on and teased in this book.

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