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Thursday, 29 May 2014

✍ The Hollow Girl: Moe Prager Mysteries [9] - Reed Farrel Coleman

Genre: Mystery & Thrillers
Published by Tyrus Books
Number of pages: 306
My rating: ★ ★ ★ I liked it  

"The tragic death of Moe’s girlfriend Pamela has finally pushed him over the edge. Drunk, guilty, and alone, he is bent on self-destruction. Then Nancy Lustig, a figure from Moe’s first case as a PI, comes to him with the ultimate missing persons case. Nancy’s daughter, an early internet sensation known as the Hollow Girl, has apparently disappeared from her trendy New York City apartment. At the beginning of the investigation, Moe stumbles across the body of a has-been actress and clues that are either contradictory or useless.

Then, as if on cue, Hollow Girl videos begin reappearing on the web. As the days go on without any solid leads as to the Hollow Girl’s location, the videos grow darker and more violent. Eventually Moe is convinced that she is someone’s captive and that the man who has her plans to execute her in public.

Through a combination of Moe’s usual stumbling, good luck, and skill, he rescues the Hollow Girl from her fate."

This is the first book I have ever read by this author. Although it is the last novel in a long series (this is the 9th instalment) I truly enjoyed this story and found it to be a real page turner. The character truly came to life.

I enjoyed learning about Moe Prager's life and following him in his investigation into the disappearance of the Hollow Girl ... is it all a set up or is it real?

Witty, cynical and engaging. I will definitely find out more about this author.

[ARC received via Netgalley]

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