A gripping, fast-paced thriller, set in present-day London and in Shanghai in1984.
Entrapment, betrayal, and espionage lurk beneath the pages, with an ending you won’t see coming.
Jess is working on the China desk in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. It’s her job to ensure the State visit of the Chinese Premier runs smoothly. But tensions are running high. Jess uncovers a shocking secret – a British diplomat, Marianne Henderson, went missing in Shanghai in 1984 and has never been seen again. Not only that, all evidence she ever existed vanished with her. When Jess starts asking questions, she is warned off. But she is caught up in a chain of events she has no power to control. As she digs in the past to find out what happened to Marianne, Jess finds herself in grave danger
Missing in Shanghai: Jess Turner in London and Shanghai by Jean Harrod
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Missing in Shanghai is the third book in the Jess Turner Diplomatic Crime Thriller series. I have to say I do love this series
In this book we catch up with Jess in London the story is told with alternating chapters set in the present and what happened Shanghai in 1984. After Jess uncovers a secret from 34 years ago that a British diplomat Marraine Henderson went missing in Shanghai. We follow Jess on a quest to unravel the mystery of the disappearance when she digs into the past and finds herself in danger.
Although this is part of a series it can be read has a standalone there is plenty of background information to get a feel for the characters.
I was grabbed from start to finish and devoured this in no time at all. Its is packed with tension and suspense where I actually felt like I was reading a modern day Agatha Christie book. The author’s stunning descriptions made me feel right there in the story willing Jess along.
Jess is a very head strong a determined character and I cannot wait to see what is in store in the next book.
This story will certainly have you guessing until the very end….absolutely gripping stuff, which I highly recommend giving it 4.5 stars.
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