How do you find a missing child when his mother doesn’t believe you have the right to even exist? When Detective Inspector Roger Bailley returns to work as Robyn, all she wants is to get on with the job she loves while finally being herself. When toddler Ben Chivers is snatched from a shopping centre on her first day back at work, Robyn has to find Ben and herself as she deals with the reactions of her police colleagues, the media, and her own daughter.
#Favourite Five with Alex Clare
What’s your favourite book cover by another author and why?
Can I cheat and pick a category? I have a real weakness for golden age crime and love the new British Library series of books, with their wonderful, vibrant covers. They are instantly recognisable and put you straight into the mood of the story before you even open the book.
Where is your favourite place to read?
The prospect of a long journey with a new book is always a very exciting one. I do treasure times when I can get really immersed in a story.
What is your favourite snack to nibble, whilst reading?
I don’t snack and read (too high a risk of marking the book) but I do sometimes try drink-matching, so coffee with a contemporary, city novel or a glass of port with a golden age detective story.
What is your favourite book and why?
My favourite book is Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy largely because my favourite character is Bathsheba Everdene. She was feisty before the word was invented, clever but sometimes did some idiotic things and I think would be right at home in the 21st century.
Who is your least favourite book character?
‘Waldo is one of those people who would be enormously improved by death.’ Saki (HH Munro) The Feast of Nemesis
Thank you to Alex Clare for taking part on the blog today and for the team @ImpressBooks1
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