Every time I read a Steve Mosby novel, I’m amazed at how good it is. ‘Cry For Help’ is just as good as the others that I’ve read.
The story is told from the perspective of the two main characters. Sam Currie is a detective investigating the horrific murders of a number of young women who were restrained and allowed to starve to death. He is haunted by the death of his son – if he’d paid more attention at the time he might have been able to save him.
Dave Lewis is a young man who meets his girlfriends through internet dating sites, but still spends a lot of time thinking about one of his first real girlfriends, Tori. He had a traumatic childhood, losing his older brother. He now works as a magician and a journalist for a magazine exposing new age frauds.
The scary think about the murdered women is that they take time to die, and during that time none of their friends have really checked on them. When friends have texted, they receive a generic reply, but no one has ever cared enough to look any deeper.
Now one of Lewis’s ex girlfriends has gone missing and when he receives a reply text, he immediately recognises that something isn’t right.
Meanwhile, Currie has seen the name Dave Lewis come up in the murder investigation too often for coincidence and he wants to question him further.
As Lewis races to find the missing girl before it’s too late, Currie hunts for Lewis.
This novel had me reading well into the night. The story was so tense that I couldn’t put it down.
I loved the characters, especially Sam Currie. Dave Lewis and all the support characters were also excellent. It was fun seeing some of the characters from the widely differing perspectives of Currie and Lewis.
I found myself reading faster so that Lewis and Currie could get to where they needed to be in time. It almost left me breathless.
The next Steve Mosby novel on my list is – ‘Still Bleeding’ and I can’t wait.
Book Published 2008