By Jane Isaac
Published by Legend Press (1 June 2015)
I concentrated hard, desperately listening for something familiar, the sound of life. I heard nothing. Just my own breaths and the wind, whistling through branches above... The thought made me shiver.
I am buried alive.
Following an argument with her British boyfriend, Chinese student Min Li is abducted whilst walking the dark streets of picturesque Stratford-upon-Avon alone. Trapped in a dark pit, Min is at the mercy of her captor. Detective Inspector Will Jackman is tasked with solving the case and in his search for answers discovers that the truth is buried deeper than he ever expected. But, as another student vanishes and Min grows ever weaker, time is running out.
Can Jackman track down the kidnapper, before it's too late?
Before It's Too Late is a easy-to-read atmospheric crime novel.
A Chinese student is abducted and trapped in a pit. Can the detectives find her before it's too late?
Before It's Too Late is a pleasure to read. The narrative and dialogue are active and dynamic, which moves the story along at a fast place. There's no unnecessary detail to get in the way of the plot, but there's enough to keep you intrigued. I found the characters very relatable and likeable, and I found myself urging DI Will Jackman to save Min Li, who hasn't given up hoping that she will be found. The suspense builds up as the book races to the end, and there are some great twists and turns too.
This is my first Jane Isaac book and I look forward to reading her others, as I really enjoyed her style of writing.
I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.