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The Woman in the Wood by Mark Hill

Genre: Thriller
Source: Random Things Tours
Rating: 4/5
Publisher: Head of Zeus
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About The Book

Three years ago, Danny ‘Abs’ Cruikshank, star of reality show Laid in Essex!, was living the dream – but on the night of the party, everything changed. It was supposed to be an intimate weekend gathering, just a few close friends in a remote cottage in Wales. But after a night of heavy drinking in the village pub, a local girl was reported missing – and never seen again. Abs and his friends had been the last to see her alive.
No-one was ever charged, but the controversy destroyed Abs’s career. So now, three years later, the celebrity who once captured the heart of millions is opening Basildon’s new branch of Quidstore.
But then one of Abs’s mates is murdered.
Does someone know what really happened that night in Wales? DI Sasha Dawson and her team must race against the clock to find the killer before they strike again – but first she must discover what happened to Rhiannon Jenkins on the night she vanished.
Will the truth set Abs free? Or bury him?


My Thoughts

The past always comes hunting us, if you don’t believe me, you should read this book!
A group of friends made a pact of silence a few years ago; now they are hunting them… is it Karma or a ghost from the past?
I have to say that I was curious about this book, a group of friends go for a friendly weekend and then one disappears, this is always a plot that catches my interest. But, in this case, the four friends deny any involvement with the missing girl, even if you know that they are hiding something, and then there’s the person who is killing the friends in the present. Why starting to kill now? What’s their relation with the missing girl?
I can’t talk about the detective of the case, DI Sasha Dawson, who wants to discover the truth, slowly but persistently she will follow all the clues for the truth. It was interesting how the author not only presents the case but shows a little bit of Sasha’s personal life and her family problems; even if they are not related to the case it makes the story a little bit lighter and with a human touch.
The story is told between Sasha and one of the friends, Abs, and some memories from the past. The story is easy to follow and to get glued to it, impossible to put down!
This is the second book of the series “DI Sasha Dawson”, you can read it as standalone, but there are some details from the previous case, but no spoilers.
Are you ready for “The Woman in the Wood”?


About The Author

Mark Hill was a journalist and an award-winning music radio producer before becoming a full-time writer. The first novel in the Sasha Dawson series, The Bad Place, was described as ‘everything a police procedural should be’ by The Times, who also named it as their crime book of the month. He lives in London.