Little Lamb by Tom Franks

Published: March 3, 2022

Perfect Publishing

Pages: 298

Genre: Mysteries

KKECReads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I downloaded this book for free with Kindle Unlimited, and I leave my review voluntarily.

Tom Franks is a former forestry worker turned crime fiction/ thriller writer. He was born and raised in Hampshire, England but now resides with his American wife in Colorado, USA. Tom is a keen rugby player and fan, lover of dogs and good whisky.

DS Scott Harris was bored. A once celebrated, successful
detective, he was responsible for the conclusion of several
high profile cases, but action and excitement in his
profession had become few and far between.
Scott needed a challenge, he craved it and without it,
his cynicism grew by the minute. Little did he know, his
greatest test was right around the corner and his disillusion
would lead to someone’s life hanging in the balance.
When a girl goes missing, his scepticism leads to him
dropping the ball early and by the time he becomes aware
of his blunder, it may already be too late.
Scott would have to draw on all of his experience, resilience
and cunning to rescue the girl and rectify his mistake in
what would truly become a matter of life and death.

“Sleep, my little lamb. All will be well soon enough.”

Scott is a dedicated and accomplished detective. He is known for solving his cases and being an excellent investigator. When he gets a call about a potential missing person late one evening after having a few drinks, he brushes it off as possibly nothing. Until the call comes through again the following day, now, Scott must carry the weight of his guilt and the fact that life may be lost.

This was an interesting story. I enjoyed the alternating narrators. I found that well done. I enjoyed that we often saw the same scene from different perspectives, which was neat.

I enjoyed the characters. The characters had their pasts sprinkled throughout their narratives, which helped bring them to life. We dig into Scott a fair amount, and I enjoyed him as the lead.

This was a reasonably fast-paced novel with some unique twists. I did enjoy the storyline arc and the themes that played out. This was a pretty decent debut. I would read a Tom Franks novel again.

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