First Girl Gone

First Girl Gone

L.T. Vargus Founding author
First, she was taken from her family, and now it won’t be long before she’s taken by the tide…
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"Stayed up far too late devouring this absolutely gripping and unputdownable crime thriller. I absolutely cannot wait for the next book. A definite five star read" 5 stars
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The girls chestnut hair sways gently in the shallow water, her skin cold. Grains of sand decorate her beautiful white cheeks like freckles. First, she was taken from her family, and now it won't be long before she's taken by the tide...

Kara Dawkins is missing. One minute she was sitting on a park bench, her coat wrapped around her against the biting cold. The next minute, she was gone. 

Her mother is beside herself with worry. Kara's messy, poster-covered bedroom feels so empty without her lying across her bed with her headphones on, her feet tapping to the beat. Did she run away, or was she snatched? Does anyone know she's been sneaking out at night, or about the secret hidden inside her jewellery box?

But then another girls body washes up on the beach a few days later, in the exact spot where the last trace of Detective Charlie Winters' missing sister was found years ago. it can't be a coincidence, not in a town as small as this. By taking KAra, someone is re-opening the wounds of the past and setting a deadly trap. And unless Charlie steps forward to take the bait, many more innocent victims will follow...

An absolutely unputdownable crime thriller that will leave you gasping for breath. Fans of Angela Marsons, Robert Dugoni and Lisa Regan will need to sleep with the lights on!

Readers love First Girl Gone:

"Leaves you on the edge of your seat until the wee hours of the morning. Kept me enthralled from cover to cover. Heart-stopping suspense." Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

"A great start to a new series. It is a true page-turner and I was truly blind-sided by the reveal. Lots of potential and promise in this series." Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

"Wow…This is so much better than the majority of crime books out there. Suspenseful, engrossing… All of the characters are believableI want to read the next one please pretty please." Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

"Stylish, taut and addictiveOne of the masterpieces of 2020 I was drawn in from the very first word kept me hooked until I read its wonderful and satisfying ending. I completed it in one night

Release date: September 18, 2020

Publisher: Bookouture

Print pages: 430

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