Originally published: 20 January 2022
Author: Emma Christie
Published by: Welbeck
Length: 352 pages
Listening Dates: 6-11 January 2022
Where is Stef Campbell? And who can be trusted to bring her home?
Paramedic Andy Campbell has a secret he can’t tell anyone, not least the police. But when his missing wife’s image is found at the home of a suspected killer, detectives start asking questions, and they’re not the only ones . . . The race for the truth leads them far from their Edinburgh home – but who will find her first, and will they save her life or take it?
Set in Portobello, Edinburgh, Find Her First is one of those books that keeps you guessing throughout! As the book opens, Andy Campbell seems nervous about something connected to his wife Stef. When her paramedic ID is found in the home of a dangerous criminal, the police are keen to track her down to make sure she is safe. Andy tells them she is at an art retreat and is uncontactable (we know he is lying) but the fact her ID was found makes him worried for her safety too.
Stef and Andy’s cleaner Betty is fond of Stef and enjoys spending time with her when she cleans for them. She is suspicious of Andy’s behaviour and when she finds blood on the bathroom tiles and Stef’s phone in a coat pocket, she does a little investigating of her own.
Find Her First was a compelling thriller that had me puzzling throughout. I had an idea what might of happened but of course I was totally wrong as I usually am. I loved the Scottish setting and scenery and the glimpse into the life of a paramedic and the reveal when it came left me open mouthed with surprise! I love to mix up my reading with a thriller and this one totally hit the spot. Find Her First is out now!
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About the author:
Emma Christie grew up in a book-filled house in Cumnock, an Ayrshire coal-mining town.
After quitting her law degree to study English literature and medieval history at Aberdeen University, she spent five years working as a news reporter with one of the UK’s top-selling regional daily newspapers, The Press and Journal.
Throughout her journalism career, she secretly wanted to be every author she ever interviewed.
When she’s not writing, Emma now works as a tour director and lecturer in history, culture and politics with a US travel company, leading educational journeys across Spain, France and Portugal.
She can often been found in Portobello, Edinburgh’s captivating seaside community, but lives in Barcelona with her girlfriend, María Jose, and far too many plants.