Book Review: First One Missing by Tammy Cohen

Here we are at the beginning of February, where did January go? and another #BookReviewMonday. January seemed to flyby this year it must be because I’m still waiting for my baby girl to arrive and I have had so much to organise and prepare ready for her arrival! She really is a little stubborn baby! I will be going in on Saturday to be induced if shes not here this week so I won’t be around for next weeks #BookReviewMonday, but hope to be back really soon.
On to my book review for today. This weeks book is called First One Missing by Tammy Cohen. I recieved this book by being selected to review it through Netgalley. I also have one of her other books callled When She Was Bad on my To-Read list.

Book Description:

There are three things no-one can prepare you for when your daughter is murdered:
– You are haunted by her memory day and night
– Even close friends can’t understand what you are going through.
– Only in a group with mothers of other victims can you find real comfort.
But as the bereaved parents gather to offer support in the wake of another killing, a crack appears in the group that threatens to rock their lives all over again.
Welcome to the club no one wants to join.

My Review:
What drew me to this book was the the book description. It’s very fast paced, to the point with no waffle. It makes the book very intriging and part mystery as you don’t even get to know who the characters are.
The story is a very emotional, chilling and psychological thriller. It envolves the abduction and murder of young girls, and what this does to the families left behind. The mother of the first murdered girl, Helen Purvis set up a support group for the other mother’s called Megan’s Angels named after her murdered daughter.
I think it gives the reader lots of questions throughout, like how many killers are there? Why are some of the family members acting strangly? It will keep you on your toes while you are reading through.
The book is told through various points of view from the different character’s throughout the book, which does make it fairly hard to start with figuring out who is who. Once I got into it though it developed very quickly and was hard to put down near the end. Especially when I got right to the end to a really great twist that I never saw coming.
First One Missing is really well written by Tammy Cohen and I cannot wait to read more of her books.
Thanks to Netgalley and Random House UK for the review ebook copy.
I have given First One Missing by Tammy Cohen 4 out of 5 stars.
Kindle Edition: 266 pages
Published 2nd July 2015 Random House UK


Disclosure I am also a part of the Amazon Affiliate scheme so if you click on a link to Amazon and buy, I will recieve a little bit back, so thanks if you do.
Thank you for sharing


  1. 4th February 2016 / 11:34 am

    This sounds like something I would read but not sure if I can handle the emotional side of this issue! Thanks for sharing with #abitofeverything

  2. 2nd February 2016 / 8:56 pm

    Oh I think I saw your review of this on good reads as I've already added it to my TBR shelf

  3. 2nd February 2016 / 4:23 pm

    Added to my bookshelf, sounds like a good read! #abitofeverything

  4. 2nd February 2016 / 12:32 pm

    I love the sound of this, will look out for it #readwithme

  5. 1st February 2016 / 1:56 pm

    This sounds like something I can sink my teeth into! I love a book that is fast paced! Thanks for sharing with #ReadWithMe

  6. 1st February 2016 / 1:12 pm

    This sounds like just the kind of book I like!
    You will probably find after you've had the baby that you won't be able to cope with books like this for a while. Good luck! Hope she makes an appearance before you're induced.

  7. 1st February 2016 / 11:47 am

    that sounds like a really intriguing read! I've not had the internet for the last few weeks and I've been reading sooo much, must keep in the habit now

    • 1st February 2016 / 12:12 pm

      I agree, Keep up with your reading! I need to make more time. I manage one book a week but would love to read at least 2/3 xx

  8. 1st February 2016 / 11:45 am

    I have made a little promise to myself to read more this year, and I think this one will go on the list! I'm terrible at making time to read, so addictive plotlines are pretty crucial!


    • 1st February 2016 / 12:11 pm

      Thanks for your comment, it is one to put on your to-read list! xx

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