What to buy in May? When They Find Her by Lia Middleton


But three years ago, her husband left, taking their child with him.

Now, her daughter has come to stay, and Naomi knows it’s her one chance to re-build her family. 

But the night ends in a terrible accident.

And Naomi has no memory of what happened.

Panicking, desperate, Naomi finds herself telling a lie:

‘My daughter is missing.’


When They Find Her just has to be one of my Top Read picks for May. The hardback is out on May 13th but if you’re a digital reader then it’s available for Kindle now at a special offer price of 99p and let me tell you it’s going to be one of the best 99ps that you EVER spend!

I love a missing/murdered child thriller (this makes me sound very callous but I’m a sweetie honestly!) and so I was immediately attracted to the blurb for When They Find Her. But I didn’t expect to be so swept away by a storyline that delivered something very special and refreshingly different to the normal formulaic plot-line. I don’t particularly walk to talk about the plot at all due to that as I would hate to reveal any spoilers and reduce the shock factors for readers that need to come to this book without any preconceived ideas. What I will say is that it’s a heartbreaking, tense and utterly absorbing domestic suspense with a first chapter that is shocking and unpredictable. And after that brilliant start, When They Find Her just gets better with each chapter until it reaches its breathtaking climax.

So I’m sorry to leave you hanging a little but please believe me when I say you need to read this book especially if you have similar reading tastes to me! For a debut author, Lia Middleton has carefully crafted her characters and placed them in an horrifically unimaginable scenario that kept me guessing until the very end. Highly recommended by me!

Lia Middleton is a barrister who specialises in criminal law, public law and offender management. She lives in Beaconsfield with her husband and their two children

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I am a Norfolk girl living in leafy Cheshire with my grumpy Scotsman. A mum and nana who lives for my family but who is also addicted to reading (and Marmite!) I will read almost anything but my preferred genres to review are psychological thrillers, crime procedural novels or women's fiction. My kindle is my life but I also have a substantial bookshelf in my cosy reading room where I can go to escape the stresses of family life with plenty of tea and chocolate. I am a member of netgalley and bookbridg. I review on Amazon, where I'm a Top 500 reviewer, and Goodreads. You can always find me over on Twitter @jocatrobertson for any review requests.