After reading The Power, which was a really heavy book, I knew I needed something light. I needed my happy place – missing children. If you’re not a fan of the psychological thriller, it might seem strange to hear that missing children are my happy place. If you are a fan of the psychological thriller, you will understand me. Books about missing children tend to be real page turners and easy to read. I bought a pile of books from Sainsbury’s a couple of months ago, without paying that much attention to what I’d bought. I didn’t buy them based on reviews I’d read, just a quick glance at the cover. In the pile was Two Little Girls by Kate Medina. It was perfect for reading after a really heavy book.
As soon as I started reading it, I felt I just wanted to sit there and read it all day. I never actually have time to do that, but somehow I did managed to read it in three days flat, whereas The Power took me about three weeks.
Two years ago, the body of a young girl was found on the beach, surrounded by a heart of shells, with a doll by her side. Now another body has been found on the same beach, with another heart of shells and another dolls. DI Bob ‘Marilyn’ Simmons is haunted by the first murder. He was convinced he had his killer, but they were acquitted in court. And now another girl is dead. Was it the same murderer, or does he have a copycat on his hands? He calls in psychologist, Jessie Flynn, for help.
Meanwhile, Jessie is working with a new patient, Laura. Laura is clearly very troubled and struggling to open up to people, but she starts to trust Jessie. When Jessie discovers a link between Laura and the two girls, can she continue to work on the case objectively?
I hadn’t realised that Two Little Girls was actually the third in a series about Jessie Flynn, but that didn’t really matter. I have now ordered the other two books, as I absolutely loved this one.
I was looking for a page turner to read and that is exactly what I got. Two Little Girls keeps you guessing. It is well-written, with believable characters and I couldn’t wait to find out what was going on. If you enjoy psychological thrillers, or if you’re looking to try them for the first time, you should definitely read Two Little Girls.