If you have visited this blog before then you probably already know that I am a big fan of Sarah Painter. You can read my reviews of Sarah's previous books at this link Sarah Painter
Sarah has written some wonderful magical and romantic books in the past but more recently she has delved into the urban fantasy genre with a fantastic series called Crow Investigations which begins with The Night Raven; you can find my review at the link above and with the new book The Lost Girls which is a page turning supernatural thriller. Rose a student at Edinburgh University keeps losing chunks of time, blacking out only to resurface hours or even days later and if that wasn't bad enough she is experiencing strange visions of terrible violence. Meanwhile Mal Ferguson who used to hunt demons finds himself working for one. He is tasked with finding out about the strange disappearances of young girls and he's been told to track down one very special girl, who has abilities that even demons covet. With a supernatural gang war about to erupt and creatures hunting them both Mal and Rose's paths cross with explosive consequences. A thrilling tale that compelled me throughout. A perfect read for all of Sarah's fans old and new but also for fans of Helen Slavin, Anna McKerrow, Neil Gaiman, Ben Aaronovitch and Laura Laakso.
Sarah kindly sent me an early copy to review.