Review of “Baby Lies”, by Chris Collett

Another great book by Chris Collett about DI Tom Mariner. I hated to put this book down, the same as the others in the DI Mariner series.

DI Tom Mariner is a man that takes his work very seriously and it gets in the way of his relationship with Anna. She wants a family and to move to a small town in the country to start over. Tom is not really into that, but he is willing to try to make her happy. However, his job keeps getting his attention. Anna finds her life is going in a different direction from Tom and doesn’t quite know how to tell him. Being a Detective, Tom feels that something is off and he decides to find out what is going on. He reads Anna’s texts to find out that she is communicating with another man.

A baby is taken from a day care and Tom is called in just as he’s getting ready to leave for a week of vacation. This case has a lot of twists and deception. The police have planned a raid on a brothel and find a lot of young girls who have been taken as sex slaves. These young girls were told a story to get them to go with their captors. They were young and naive. DI Mariner is still trying to figure out who the young woman is in the picture on his office wall who was found dead several months ago.

Tony Knox works with DI Mariner and has his own personal problems. He and Mariner are good friends as well.  Charlie Glover another detective that works with Mariner. These men all work very hard at their jobs and are very caring men as well. The case of the baby that was taken from the day care, the death of the young woman that was found several months ago, and the women in the brothel are all interconnected and Detective Mariner, Tony Knox, and Charlie Glover all work long hours to solve the case of the missing child. When they start to figure out what is really going on and why the child was taken, the reader is pulled into their lives and the case. I was trying to figure out why the child was taken throughout the entire story and I loved all the threads that needed to be unraveled to get to the bottom of the case.

I love this series and can’t get enough. The twists and deception being uncovered in these stories are very detailed and deep. I love how Chris Collett draws her readers into the stories and how she tangles everything together with these characters. I love DI Mariner and hope that he can find the right woman for him to make him happy.

Thank you for another great story Chris Collett. I give this story a 5 star review, and look forward to more of the DI Mariner stories.

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