Two Little Girls by Kate Medina

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.
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    • This sort of book isn’t for everyone, but I loved it!
      (I didn’t think the picture quite fitted as the girls were 9 or 10, whereas the shoes look to be from a child of about 4.)

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  1. Now I love that this is part of a series, I like getting stuck into a series when the other books are already available #readwithme

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    • I know what you mean! It’s great when you can read three or four books without having to wait for any more. I’m still wondering if there will be any more DI Erika Foster books from Robert Bryndza!

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  2. This is my kind of read, but I can’t bring myself to read a series out of order so I’ll go and add the series to my TRB list!

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    • I prefer reading books in order, but it doesn’t bother me reading them out of order either. I’ve since read the first book and am now halfway through the second.

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  3. This definitely sounds like one for my list. And re the comment on shoes, I guess it depends when it was set. When I was a child, we all wore sandals like this in the summer right through junior school #readwithme

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    • I’m sure it would be right up your street! It is set in the present day, so there’s no way a child of 9 or 10 wold be wearing shoes like that, although I agree – I wore very similar shoes when I was that age.

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  4. Probably wrong but you made me giggle a bit inside with your love of things missing children. Looks like this would make a great TV series too #ReadWithMe

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    • It would make a really good TV series! I know it seems wrong to people who don’t like this sort of book, but I do love a book about missing children!

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  5. I find books about missing children really hard to read so I think I will give this a miss. Glad you found a book that was good for you after reading The Power. #Readwithme

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