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She lays her baby in his cot – the sound of his quiet breath filling the nursery as she leaves the room. Soon Claire will be fast asleep herself. She won’t hear the back door opening or the footsteps on the stairs.
When Claire Lucas is woken by her husband asking where their baby son is, she is dazed and confused. When she follows Darren into their child’s bedroom, she hears nothing but silence. No baby cries, no cute gurgles. The only thing left in Finlay’s cot is his beloved teddy bear.
Finlay has gone. Detective Jessie Blake rushes to the family’s modern home in the rugged Scottish Highlands. She notices that Darren avoids eye contact, and Claire seems disconnected – unable to account for the last few hours of her afternoon.
Jessie knows there’s no normal response to losing a child, but something doesn’t feel right. Friends rally round the young family, as a search of the narrow lanes and green hills of Moncrieffe begins in earnest. And as helpers battle the wild Scottish weather, Jessie is sure that someone in the search party must know more than they’re letting on. Someone must have seen something.
As a ghost from her own past comes back to haunt her, Jessie must put aside her own personal tragedy to save baby Finlay. Can she get the people of the small town to talk before it’s too late?
If you love Cara Hunter, LJ Ross and Robert Bryndza, you’ll love this addictive new crime thriller from Kerry Watts. Her Missing Child will have you hooked from the start!
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What readers are saying about Kerry Watts:
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A totally captivating and addictive read. I loved this book!... Had me totally mesmerised from the very first page.’ Booked Up Girl
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘WOW, WOW, WOW… I read it in one sitting and it kept me reading late into the night… A gripping read.’ Goodreads reviewer
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘I was absolutely hooked from page one… I had to rush back to it every time I had to put it down. An ending you won’t see coming.’ Goodreads reviewer
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Compelling, addictive, surprising at times and overall a great story very well told.’ Goodreads reviewer
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘WOW. Kerry Watts had me on the edge of my seat… I literally couldn’t put it down... A must-read and worthy of 5 stars.’ Goodreads reviewer
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘The first story in the Detective Jessie Blake series and I can’t wait for more from this author!’ Goodreads reviewer
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘The storyline pulls you in from page one. I was very gripped.’ Goodreads reviewer
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Gripping read from start to finish… a great read with lies, secrets, deceits, betrayals and loss. Can’t wait for the next in the series.’ Goodreads reviewer