‘Mind-blowingly addictive!’ Samantha Lee Howe, USA Today-bestselling author of The Stranger in Our BedThree decades of disappearances…
Every day bestselling investigative journalist Emma Hunter fails to solve the string of abductions corroding the south coast of England could end with another child’s grave.
Two decades of searching…
After a brutal shooting in Leicestershire pulls the rug from beneath her meticulously crafted research, the local police in the small Midlands town tell her the suspect wants to speak to her.
One second of shattering realisation…
But when Emma arrives on the scene there’s no sign of the suspect. Instead the police start questioning her. Because the woman they’re holding in their cells is not who she seems. She’s not remotely who she seems.
The sixth instalment in The Missing Children Case Files concludes this unmissable crime saga about what happens when those charged with protecting us betray us – perfect for fans of Jeffery Deaver and Dreda Say Mitchell.Praise for The Missing Children Case Files:
‘Wow!… Kept me guessing throughout and I raced to the end – and what an ending!’ Caz Finlay, bestselling author of the Bad Blood series
‘A darkly thrilling new series’ R. J. Parker, bestselling author of The Dinner Party
‘I did not want to put it down. This is a solid 5 star read from me… Highly recommended to fans of crime fiction’ Rebecca Kelly, author of Monstrous Souls
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Although I'm sad to see this series come to an end, I couldn't have asked for a better conclusion! Investigative journalist Emma Hunter and PC Jack Serrovitz have never been closer to uncovering the mother lode of evidence surrounding the trafficking paedophile ring responsible for so much terror and abuse. And then the main suspect in the death of a former Metropolitan Police Commissioner specifically requests Emma's help - do they finally have someone with inside knowledge ready to talk? But Emma and Jack could never have prepared themselves for what they discover. It's so hard not to give anything away here, but it's best not to know too much before reading this final installment. Otherwise, I'd be spoiling some major surprises! You will not be left unsatisfied, I can say that with certainty. Everything you've questioned will be answered. Questions you didn't realize you had will be answered! It will all piece together brilliantly. You'll find yourself reflecting on the wonderful characters you've grown to love and admire. And above all, you will say to yourself "When can I read the next book by the fabulous M.A. Hunter??"
Thank you to NetGalley, the publisher and author for inviting me to read this final book in the Missing Children case files series. After the cliff hanger ending with the previous book, I had high hopes and expectations here and was so eager to read this one. It didn’t disappoint at all. Not one bit. It went a different way to what I thought it would (in a good way) which didn’t take anything away from the story. Emma is still intent on bringing down a child trafficking ring and is getting so close to exposing them. Warnings and threats don’t stop her and when she gets help from an unexpected source and new information things really begin to hot up. In my opinion the author has excelled writing this book, it comes together and flows really well and grabbed my attention from the first page and held it throughout. It moved from past to present times very effortlessly and I felt I was unwrapping secret after secret and at times wondered what the author would throw in next. The book raced to a very thrilling conclusion and ending with all loose ends tied up. By the time I got to the end I’d had quite a few wow moments along the way. I really enjoyed this book, and think the author has wrote of a difficult subject with sensitivity and care. You know these things do happen sadly and are a reality for some. On the whole a great book and series which has been compelling, sad, poignant and at times heartbreaking to read and I’m a bit sad it’s come to an end, although I can see myself going back and rereading them at some point.
Amazing and does not disappoint. The last book in this series truly does not disappoint. This was the ending I've been waiting for. As a reader, I knew that either Anna was going to be found whether it be alive or dead. You'll have to read to find out. The trafficking ring will be apprehended and I knew it had to go pretty far up for this ring to be operating for as long as they have. The character was well developed and there was no lagging as far as the pace of the story. The ending did have a couple of disappointments. The "group" never got their voice heard as to why. That left an annoying question in my mind. The love story between Jack and Emma was downplayed and wrapped up in a nice bow, although I know that was never a big side story. I was hoping for more. The one storyline I did not see was Emma's parents at the end. Well written. Bravo! Thank you to HarperCollins UK, One More Chapter and NetGalley for letting me read this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Exposed is the final novel in The Missing Children Case Files and what a nail biting, thrill a minute, roller coaster ride of emotions it is too. For investigative journalist Emma Hunter the hunt for the evil minded and vile perpetrators of the abducted children has been a long and deeply distressing one, especially as one of the missing is her own sister Anna. Every time she seems to get near to a solution she puts herself and those close to her in danger too. Will she ever find what happened to Anna and get justice for all those missing and their loved ones desperately searching for answers. This fabulous novel and the whole series has delivered on all counts for me- a brilliant mix of characters, some heart warming and very easy to love and some who definitely fall into the diabolical, unsavory villains category. With a skillfully woven plot and storyline and plenty of action and twists and turns it most certainly kept me captivated and enthralled from beginning to end. This super series comes highly recommended - loved every one of the 6 novels myself. 5 huge stars from me ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Many thanks to Netgalley and Harper CollinsUK, One More Chapter for an early copy for my honest review.
Emma Hunter has been searching for big sister Anna since she disappeared from her life twenty one years earlier. Everything has been a result of that, eventually leading to a career as an investigative journalist and best selling author focused on missing and abused children. Now however, things are getting scary and members of the paedophile ring she helped uncover are getting desperate. The arrest of a suspect in a high profile shooting in a Leicestershire town suddenly changes everything as they declare they'll only speak to Emma. With her personal life getting ever more stressful, and having very few people she can trust, Emma travels to Market Harborough with close friend, Jack Serrovitz, to find out what's happening. As the police question her she begins to realise just how much more there is to discover. And so it ends, after five previous books this is the final installment of Emma’s story written by the brilliant M A Hunter. I knew beforehand that it could be either a massive disappointment or successful wrapping up of an original and fast paced series. Thankfully it was the latter and there was never a moment when I felt cheated by this storyline or ending, closing the book with a satisfied smile which can only be a positive thing. I was able to read an advanced copy of this book thanks to NetGalley and the publishers but the opinions expressed are my own. If you have been with Emma throughout then this is a must read. If not you really need to start at the beginning but this would be a great series to binge read.
Another great instalment in one of the best thriller series I have read for a long time. Some mysteries are solved but not until you have navigated any number of unexpected plot twists and character reveals. The pace really ramps up as we learn some hard truths about some characters - without wanting to spoil anything, be prepared for some shocks.
Yet another excellent mystery novel by M. A. Hunter in this continuing series. Each of these books gives us more background information on Emma, Rachel, Jack Freddie and her parents. Now I’m the final instalment we get to meet her long lost sister Anna. The author has done an amazing job of bringing Anna into the story while still keeping Emma as the main character. This book is full of suspense and twists that keep you turning the pages, partly wanting to get to the end and partly not wanting it to ever end. This is such a well thought out storyline and gives us a glimpse into the atrociously disgusting and violent world of sex trafficking involving children. I hope that although this is fiction it will help people come forward and bring to light what is going on all over the world. Thank you to One More Chapter, Harper Collins UK and NetGalley for asking me to read this final instalment.
If you are picking up this book and it is your first by M.A Hunter. Do yourself a favor. Put it down and get book one in the Missing Children series or better still purchase all six books. Go home. Put the phone on silence, Send the kids away and lock the door. Put your feet up and enjoy the series. I can truly say i have loved this collection. The characters have been well written and I've loved the way this book has concluded everything for me. I haven't been left with any hanging threads but i really hope the author is able to bring Emma, Rachel, Jack , Maddie and Freddie together to work on other cases. I can see this collection doing really well as a TV series. I really hope it happens. Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for the Opportunity to read this ARC.
The highly anticipated ending to this marvellous series! I both loved and hated it. I loved the book, but hated that this was the last one. The mood and pace is again different from the earlier books. You can nearly cut the tension with a knife. Emma and Jack are unstoppable. They are so close to the truth, and they can feel it. As expected, not everything is as expected. Emma, Jack and the reader finally get the answers, but they might not be what anyone of us want them to be. Emma's sister, Anna, has been gone for years and years. Who took her? What happened? Where has she been? She is no longer a young innocent girl. Emma does not know her. Turns out Emma's family secrets were bigger than she ever imagined. There were some unexpected twists and turns in the book, and they will haunt the characters forever. I am trying to think what it would be like finding my long-lost sister, who has been abused, and when I do, still the only image of her in my mind is the young girl I once knew. Naturally she is long gone, and could we ever get back to being just sisters again? I can't imagine what this would be like. A shock to the system, at the very least. I absolutely love it that Emma can finally get some peace of mind. She has worked so hard to find out the truth. She is such an inspiration to me. She is not giving up, even though her whole family is basically screwed up, at times the world is against her, and sadly the police as well. This is an absolutely amazing ending to one of the best series out there! I can't thank the author enough for coming up with this story, and sharing it with us readers! I can't come up with enough praise for this book this series, this author. Some things can simply not be explained. They have to be experienced.
This is the conclusion of a six part series covering investigative journalist Emma's hunt for a pedophile ring who has been abducting children. This is not a genre that I read that often, although I enjoy TV shows such as Death in Paradise, Midsomer Murders etc. This is in a totally different vein, being much darker and uncomfortable to read at times. The storyline is very compelling though, full of twists and turns and unexpected revelations. Definitely not one to read alone in a dark house with the wind blowing around rattling the windows, but highly recommended for fans of this particular genre. I received an advance copy of this book from the publisher through Netgalley, however this did not influence my review of the book.
The finale to a brilliant series based around child abuse and the efforts to bring the perpetrators to justice. This has been a gripping series from beginning to end with a realistic storyline and many appealing characters. The finale was a fitting end but some sadness too that there is no more..
Exposed is the sixth and final book in the Missing Children Case Files series. I have loved every one of the previous books and this one is no exception. Emma has been searching for her missing sister Anna for over twenty years. She has also worked tirelessly to bring down sex traffickers. I don't want to give away any of the surprises in this story so I'll just say what a great ending to a great series. The characters that we've all come to love are back in this installment and they conduct themselves true to form. I put off reading this book because I did not want the series to end. Yes the subject matter is very difficult to read at times but the author does it with such grace that it makes it easier to read. What a Brilliant end to a story that has lasted for six books! I cannot wait to see what M. A. Hunter writes next. Thanks to netgalley and One More Chapter for the arc.
This is book 6 in the Missing Children Case Files, and a cumulation of all of the searching Emma Hunter has been carrying out for the past few years into the horrifying child abductions and abuse ring. The level of corruption being uncovered is staggering, with few that she can turn to in full trust. A shooting leads to Emma being requested to come to a Leicestershire police station, as the suspect arrested will only speak to her. But upon arrival Emma realises there is much more to the arrest than she was told. She finds herself questioned by the local police about her involvement in the crime. As if that was not enough, the next revelation dropped on her during the questioning shatters her. This book is a full cumulation of all of Emma Hunter's tenacious research, that started as the search for her sister, that unearthed some cases of kidnapped children, and that became bigger than anything she ever could have dreamed in her wildest nightmares. She finally gets a chance to reflect on the loss of her sister and just how fully it shattered her family, and learn exactly why it happened. As with all the books in this series, once you start you can not stop reading it. Just one more chapter, just one more chapter, soon has you reading until late in the morning. But every moment of lack of sleep is worth it for the rollercoaster you are brought on! *I received this book from NetGalley for review but all opinions are my own.
Mind-blowing, spine-chilling ending to my favorite mystery series. Like the saying goes, Best for the Last, M.A. Hunter has ended the series on a big note. Lots of twists, a well-deserved closure for Emma and Anna, and a long-kept family secret that brings shivers down your spine. I was hooked on to the story and could not put it down until the end. Completely engrossing and intriguing story with a strong message on child trafficking and abuse. The Missing Children Case Files is one of the best mystery series ever written! Be it the character development, suspense or storytelling, M.A. Hunter is the best! I have been following this series from the beginning and I highly recommend mystery lovers to read this fantastic series.
I couldn't wait to get stuck into this book but at the same time I was sorry to come to the end of one of the most exciting series I have ever read. There was so much intrigue in this story I was rapt from the very first page. I could hardly believe the series of events that had led to Anna's abduction, it was such a shock but at the same time explained little anomalies in Emma's recollection of events. I thought the author rounded everything off nicely while still leaving it open for the characters to return in future books. I hope this author has many more plots up her sleeve.
I would like to thank Netgalley and HarperCollins UK, One More Chapter for an advance copy of Exposed, the sixth and final novel to feature true crime author and missing person finder Emma Hunter, set on the south coast of England. Emma has just finished her latest book and is about to continue her investigation into the paedophile ring when she is told that a murder suspect is insisting on talking to her, but when she gets to Leicestershire a bombshell awaits and she finds herself being questioned under caution. I thoroughly enjoyed Exposed, which provides a most satisfying conclusion to the series. For any first time reader the novels must be read in order as they are all threads with detours in one overarching plot, the uncovering of a long running paedophile ring with influential members. Exposed is a roller coaster of a read with highs and lows and a lot of tension and excitement in between that I found it difficult to put down. I don’t want to discuss the plot as the publisher obviously wants to keep most of it as a surprise, but I think the series has been leading up to most of the revelations. Suffice to say it is the usual mixture of timelines, both past and present, told from Emma’s point of view. It contains a fair few bombshells, some easier to guess than others, that aren’t quite twists, more logical extensions of the plot. I found the resolution extremely satisfying with most of the loose ends tied up, even a few I didn’t know existed. I see it as a reward to the reader for sticking with what was a difficult read at times due to the subject matter. Exposed is a good read that I have no hesitation in recommending.
loved this if i was at home would have read it in one night but as started reading on holiday took me a little bit longer, it was very fast paced everything seemed too happen so quickly. It was interesting to see what happened from when anna went missing and to see what went on. I wanna know what her mum was talking about when she died though so sad too see it all come to an end but i suppose evwrytging has too end sometime but i have enjoyed these books so much and just want too read more. ...................................................................................................................... Spoiler ...................................................................................................................... so glad emma and freddy became friends again and she finally got with jack. I was also glad that i was right about a certain other guy.
4.5 stats rounded up to 5 The Missing Children Case Files: Case 6 Three decades of disappearances: Every day bestselling investigative journalist Emma Hunter fails to solve the string of abductions corroding the south coast of England. Two decades of searching: After a brutal shooting in Leicestershire pulls the rug from beneath her meticulously crafted research when the local police tell her the suspect wants to speak to her. But when Emma arrives, there's no sign of the suspect. Instead the police start questioning her. This has been a gripping series from the very first book. All the loose ends have been firmly tied up. I was hooked on this last edition from the very first page. There's lots of twists and Emma and Anna finally get closure. The family secret gave me chills. The characters are well developed in this fast paced read. The storyline gives the reader an insight into sex trafficking that involved children. This series has held my attention throughout and I'm looking forward to reading more books by the author in future. I would like to thank #NetGalley #HarperCollinsUK #OneMoreChapter and the author #MAHunter for my ARC of #Exposed in exchange for an honest review.