Keep Her Close By MJ Ford
â€˜Keep Her Closeâ€™ is the latest book by MJ Ford.
When a young woman goes missing from Jesus College, Oxford, DS Josie Masters is plunged into a world of panic as fear grips the city. Along with Thames Valley Policeâ€™s newest recruit, the handsome DS Pryce, Josie must act fast â€“ and when two more students disappear from Oriel and Somerville colleges, she realises the killer is sending her a deadly message in a cruel game of cat and mouse. This time, the case is personal â€“ but who is the perpetrator? In a desperate race against the clock, Josie hunts for the kidnapper, and soon discovers he could be a lot closer to home than sheâ€™d ever thought/
â€˜Keep Her Closeâ€™ is MJ Fordâ€™s second book and itâ€™s an exciting thriller that really pulls the reader in.
The story is seen solely from the perspective of DS Josie Masters, as she is still reeling from the death of her police partner and the case that put her own life in jeopardy. Now in her latest case, itâ€™s a race against time as young girls go missing and a body turns up and Josie is led on a while goose chase trying to catch the kidnapper before even more girls are taken.
I really enjoyed this story and found myself settling into it from the very first page. The story is the second book in the series about DS Josie Masters and it flows seamlessly from one book to the next, making it easy for reader to understand the background of Josieâ€™s situations. Thatâ€™s a bit of a bugbear of mine when you read a book in a series and thereâ€™s no background information to the characters or the situation and youâ€™re lost, whereas MJ Ford gives just enough detail for the reader to be informed of Josieâ€™s history.
I really like MJâ€™s writing, itâ€™s fast paced, edgy and weaved with suspense, as Josie and her partners race against time to solve crimes before more are committed. Each moment that Josie is close to finding the girls, another problem is out in place for her to overcome. I really like Josie, sheâ€™s a strong willed and determined woman that wonâ€™t let others stand in her way, particularly her male colleagues.
Cleverly written and riddled with tension throughout, â€˜Keep Her Closeâ€™ is a suspenseful tale of twists and turns that will grip the reader throughout.
You can buy ‘Keep Her Close’ from Amazon and is available to buy from good bookshops.