Thursday, 13 September 2012

Review: Missing Me - Sophie McKenzie

Missing Me by Sophie McKenzie, published by Simon and Schuster on 13th September 2012

Goodreads synopsis:
Six years have passed since the end of Sister, Missing and Madison is now a teenager. During a visit to her older sister Lauren, Madison learns that their biological father was an anonymous sperm donor and sets out to track him down. Her search bears fruit sooner than she expects, but is the father she discovers all he seems? As Madison gets drawn into a mysterious investigation involving missing girls and secret hideaways, she finds herself in more and more danger.

This is the third book in the series and is set six years after the events of 'Girl Missing' and 'Sister Missing'.  As such it was nice to revisit some familiar faces and see what their lives are like now.  The story focuses on Madison who is now fourteen and attempting to track down her biological father.

As I've come to expect from a Sophie McKenzie book, the story was hugely appealing and the storytelling was both exciting and addictive.  Events take a dramatic turn particularly in the second half when my heart was beating so wildly that I couldn't put the book down.

I loved seeing a teenage Madison who is now much more grown-up and making decisions of her own.  Her relationship with her half-sister Lauren was also great and I liked the close sisterly bond that they share.  My only gripe really was that it seems Madison's life has been constantly in danger throughout most of the series and literally everything seems to happen to her.  Saying that however, that's part of what makes the story so thrilling and gripping so I can't really complain.           

Sophie McKenzie is one of the best British authors around at the moment and with 'Missing Me' she cements her reputation even further as one to watch! 

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