I was invited to read The Faithful by S.M. Freedman by inkspand in exchange for an honest review.
Ryanne Jervis is missing. Special Agent Josh Metcalf is looking for her. He has been searching for her for years. He has never given up. He has been on the cases where other children have gone missing, no clues, no body, lamb’s blood left at the scene. They all hit him hard, but the hardest was Ryanne, his first. During the course of the story he is given the case of Jack, possibly the seven hundred and seventy ninth child between seven and twelve to disappear since 1965 in the same manner as Ryanne.
Josh meets the witness of a kidnapping and with her help tries to find where the children have all gone. The witness, Rowan, holds the key to the mystery of not only where the missing children have been going, but where Ryanne has been for the past twenty years. Josh is stunned when he makes this discovery.
I got caught up reading this book as soon as I read the first page. The book begins with “After”, which is the perfect place to begin. Once the book begins, with Chapter One, it makes sense. This may be a book I’ll read again and again. There are surprises at every turn. At first I was a little caught because the stories are all told in first person, but in several views. Once again, the book makes perfect sense, and I liked that I knew what each character was thinking and why they were reacting the way they were. It was really easy to know who was “talking” once the characters were first introduced and their nuances picked up.
I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in a thought provoking mystery. I would definitely purchase this book if it was offered as an ebook! I would love to read other books by S.M. Freedman.