Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Choose Your Parents Wisely by Tom Trott, courtesy of Rachel’s Random Resources.
Here’s the book info…
One missing girl and the whole city goes crazy.
It’s been three days, and now everyone in Brighton is looking for her. There is an army of police searching, her picture is on every front page, and the public can’t get enough of it. Gangs of good citizens are going door to door, turning their neighbours’ houses upside down, but still no one can find her.
For Brighton’s No.1 Private Detective, Joe Grabarz, it brings back too many memories of his first case, another missing girl, when he learnt too many lessons the hard way. No one was going door to door then. No one cared. But her mum and dad weren’t nearly as photogenic, nor quite so saintly.
It’s a lesson Joe learnt long ago that has come back to haunt him: choose your parents wisely.
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A young girl has gone missing in Brighton and eight year old Joy Tothova’s name is all over the media. PI Joe Grabartz attends a police press conference to find out what’s going on after his office has been invaded by a group of concerned citizens ‘checking’ nearby properties. Joy’s parents are offering a huge reward to the person who finds Joy which develops into a campaign to ‘Find Joy’. Joe decides to join in the search and it seems everyone else in town is also looking for Joy.
This brings back thoughts of a previous case when Joe learned some hard lessons. Another eight year old girl went missing but her disappearance didn’t have the same effect on the public or the media as the present case.
The young Joe had been brought up in care and became a petty criminal. His group of foster mothers offered him money to help find the missing girl, hoping it would get him back on track. This set him on the road as a private investigator and that past case influences the present.
Eleven years ago, I was a dickhead. After leaving school, or being thrown out, depending on how you look at it, I survived by doing the only thing I was good at. I’d learnt to pick locks at school, and in care, so I could get out of places. It was only when I needed somewhere to sleep off the streets that it became handy to get into places.
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I was considering trying this tour but couldn’t really fit it in. Enjoyed your review!
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Thank you 🙂
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