Keep Her Close

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  • Paperback
  • 352 pages
  • Keep Her Close
  • M.J. Ford
  • 16 October 2018
  • 9780008293772

About the Author: M.J. Ford

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Keep Her Close Someone Is Playing A Deadly Game 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 Police S Newest Recruit, The Handsome DS Pryce, Josie Must Act Fast And When Two 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 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 She D Ever Thought M.J Ford Is Back With A Gripping New Thriller, Perfect For Fans Of Cara Hunter And T.M Logan.

10 thoughts on “Keep Her Close

  1. says:

    3 Cat and Mouse Police ProceduralKeep Her Close is a race against time police procedural, crime fiction.This is also the second book in the seriesUnfortunately I haven t yet had the pleasure of reading the first book, and I do believe this is the main reason I found it difficult to connect with the story.Although it has been said it can be read as a standalone I really don t think this is the case.The opening story was of DS Josie Masters attending counselling for a horrific case that took place in the previous book.Which had me confused and a lil lost as i didn t really know what was going on.DS Masters was called to a College when a student goes missing They see signs of a struggle and blood splatter but no evidence as to what actually happened to Malin When two different young girls go missing, Masters knows it s a race against time to find out who is taking the girls.With no evidence they truly have their work cut out.Unfortunately I struggled to get into the plot, I found it difficult to connect with the characters as i feel like I was missing something.It is a slower paced, quick ...

  2. says:

    3.5 rounded up to 4 It s six months since DS Josie Masters saved her nephew from the clutches of the killer clown, but she is still haunted by that terrible night In this case, a young girl has went missing from Jesus College Jo has been given the case the case along with new recruit, DS Pryce Then two girls have disappeared from Oriel and Somerville Jo realises that the killer is spelling out her name Now the case has become personal but who is the predator DS Josie Masters works for the Thames Valley Police The story is told from Josie s point of view, so the reader gets the events as they happen There s no hint of the killer or their motivation I liked the way the clues were revealed and the fact that Josie doesn t always play by the rules There are plenty of curve balls and the conclusion I did not see coming This is...

  3. says:

    Keep Her.Close is the second book to feature DS Josie Masters After reading and loving Hold My Hand I had high hopes for this book I certainly wasn t disappointed and I read this book in less than a day This is a great police series and hope that we have not seen the last of Josie She is far from perfect and her past makes her paranoid and untrusting But she is very good at her job.This book focuses on the case of missing students from Oxford Colleges First one and then another, and another, and another There doesn t app at to be any link between the girls who all attend different schools and don t know each other...

  4. says:

    I really struggled to get into this book Though the pace did pick up after a slow start, I was never fully involved in the story One problem I had was with the lead detective Jo Masters She had major trust issues, was paranoid, and as the story continued was rather a liability to the investigation I know there were good historical reasons for her character flaws just because you are paranoid does not mean that someone is not out to get you but I found her very unsympathetic.I thought the story line was rather contrived, and at times clich d unhappy police detective with excessive flaws, cop in danger I prefer my police procedurals to be mainly focussed on the criminal s and crime s rather than on the police working the investigation Some background about the police does give the tale human interest, but there was just a bit too much of Jo and her personal life I felt the end of the epilogue was unnecessary.I am clearly in the minority when it come to not liking this book most revi...

  5. says:

    Keep me close is the second book in the series involving DS Josie Masters and Thames valley police It s six months on from where we left off in Hold my hand Josie and her family are still suffering from the after effects of what happened months ago.Back at work, Josie is called to investigate a missing girl with new partner DS Jack Pryce, Malin Sigurdssin missing from Oriel college When they get to her room, they find blood in the bathroom, which gives the team cause to concern Is she still alive or is she dead When another woman s body, a college staff and another student goes missing The links between them Josie discovers that this is personal When she gets back to the station her boss tries to take her off the case but she ignores his commands This is another gripping thriller from M J Ford, But, at first although it was a continuation of the first one I found it quite difficult to grasp what the plot was I liked the relation...

  6. says:

    Although I haven t read Hold my Hand I had no trouble connecting with the main character, Josie Josephine Masters What happened in the first book was grueling and she is still trying to come to terms with it Keep her close is a well written book I do like it when the setting is a British town I ve actually visited Josie is very determined but sometimes a bit too determined for her own good Or to the liking of her boss On the other hand she is much loved with her colleagues and this fact turns out to play an important role in this book This is the kind of story you want to read immediately again after you ve finished the book There are many twists and turns and once you ve read the last page, you may want to turn back t...

  7. says:

    I thought that the writing was gripping, edgy but most of all enthralling I just couldn t put it down.Jo Masters is a brilliant character, down to earth and has a lot of baggage I loved Hold My Hand and was worried that the sequel would fall short I needed hav...

  8. says:

    3.5This was good and very well written but I felt that I would have enjoyed it much had I read the first It can work as a stand alone so don t let me scare you off but so much has happened to lay the groundwork for this story that it took me a bit off time to figure out what had gone on and why Josie was who she was.Once I put all the pieces together this story really moved along There was a nice amoun...

  9. says:

    With thanks to Netgalley and Avon for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review.Keep Her Close is the second book in the DS Josie Masters series.Josie was still recovering after the murder of her ex fiancee Ben and the kidnapping of her nephew by The Clown Killer Josie was now in a relationship with gardener Ben who she met in her last investigation.Josie was called to Oriel College after student Anna Mullin reported her friend Makin Surgidsson missing When Josie had checked Makin s room they found blood and possible signs of a struggle When Jodie and new colleague Jack Pryce investigated Malin s background they found out she was seeing a married man and was also a drug user Then a body of a young woman was found frozen in a lake in a small village outside Oxford Her name was Natalie Palmer and she was a cleaner at Jesus College Natalie s mum was a drug user but Natalie had kept away from drugs and was very sensible It appeared she had been run over by a vehicle and badly injured, she fell in the lake.Then to Josie s dismay there are another two kidnappings Rita Prakash a student at Sommervile College was abducted...

  10. says:

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Avon Books for an advance copy of Keep Her Close, the second novel to feature DS Jo Masters of Thames Valley Police.Jo is called out to a possible disappearance at Oriel College, Oxford Malin Sigurdssin has been reported missing and blood in her bathroom gives the team cause for suspicion When the body of another young woman linked to the university is found the team try to uncover a link but it takes disappearances for the message to become clear.I thoroughly enjoyed Keep Her Close which is an exciting read with a great twist There is so much going on I was hooked from start to finish The novel is told in the third person from Jo s point of view so the reader lives the events as they happen with her and gets no hint of the killer or motivation This is my favourite approach to plotting as I like to be able to guess along with the detectives and be surprised when the reveals come For me it makes for a exciting read and I m sick, fed up of wading through fictional musings of text book psychopaths as there s only so much a writer can say and it gets repetitive This is much better as it gives the reader the chance to guess at both the perpetrator and the motive although I didn t get near either as they are well concealed The plot is well paced with happenings in every chapter, be it crime related or in Jo s personal life Jo Masters is an interesting character She has had a lot happen to ...

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