Blog Tour Book Review – The Lost Children by Steve Parker
4th September 2018
When a book moves you to tears it must be good! That is exactly what Steve Parker’s latest book, The Lost Children, has done. It’s pegged as ‘An absolutely gripping killer thriller with a huge twist’ by publisher, Joffe Books. That by-line hits the nail on the head.
About The Lost Children
Multi-millionaire Detective Superintendent Ray Paterson is back on the job after an event that could have destroyed his career. He’s teamed up with newly promoted DI John Clocks.
Paterson hits the ground running with a sniper shooting of a Black African, and an even more disturbing discovery at the scene.
Paterson and Clocks follow the evidence and uncover disturbing practices involving children, money, and corruption that reaches up to government levels.
Can Paterson and clocks get to the heart of the case? Will they get justice for the lost children? Or does the corruption run too deep?
The Lost Children is a truly gripping thriller that will keep you turning pages until the very end.
When I’m reviewing a book, I tend not to read the summary. I prefer to dive straight in and only read the blurb if I am struggling to get into it. Something that simply wasn’t necessary with this book.
The Lost Children hit me for six if I am to be completely honest. I expected it to be hard to read, but it played on my emotions. I Sat reading some parts with tears in my eyes.
This is the first book I have read written by Steve Parker and, despite it being the second in the Ray Paterson series, it worked Well as a standalone read. I now want to go back and read the first. I published a guest review of Their Last Words back in June.
I’m looking forward to further books from Steve Parker. This series has great potential!
Steve’s books can be purchased on Amazon using the links below.
About Steve Parker
I was born and raised in South East London (Peckham to be precise – cushty, my son). At the ripe old age of twenty-one, I joined the Metropolitan Police where I served for twenty years before I was pensioned out with a serious back injury. I then went to work as an enforcement officer for a local authority before taking redundancy.
Thankfully, I’ve been blessed with a complete lack of DIY skills so was legitimately able to get away with swanning around the house doing bugger all, all day long. Finding myself with plenty of spare time and a deep desire to never work for anyone again, I gave myself permission to go back to writing (I’d been writing on and off for years).
When I’m not writing, I’m out taking photographs, something I’ve done since I was a nipper and will do until the day I shuffle off this mortal coil.
I live down in the windier part of East Sussex near the sea with my long-suffering wife and my ‘off-her-nut’ cockerpoo. I have two sons of whom I am so proud, I cannot begin to tell you.
Beth is a 30-something, self-employed Mum rediscovering her connection to British History and nature. Her loves include the discovery of knowledge, walking in the woods, and writing, among others. Beth is a Virtual Assistant at The Happy VA.