A Savage Hunger by Claire McGowan
Genre: Crime, Mystery
The forensic psychologist Paula Maguire has a new case, a young girl has disappeared and there's a lot of blood at the scene, but this is not the first time a girl disappears in this church... are the two cases connected? Would the police and Paula be able to find Alice before is too late?
"Alice had got so much into the way of expecting nothing but out-of-the-way things to happen, that it seemed quite dull and stupid for life to go on in the common way."
Claire McGowan has won a new fan. I liked very much the previous book and with this one she won me completely! I like how Claire mixes a mystery case with some tricky themes (in this case eating disorders) and some of Ireland's history, mixing reality and fiction in a very original way.
I feel quite touched with Alice's story, she has disappeared and no one is searching for her, neither friends or family, not an easy life for a young woman who is fighting too against eating disorders. Someone with anorexia is someone with a very dangerous illness, where they prefer to starve to death before eating... not easy to talk or maybe to understand the motives and difficulties for the families and friends to help.
Paula will try to find Alice before her wedding, as always, her life is not easy and there's a big problem if you are the bride and don't know for sure you are ready to get married, don't you think?
I highly recommend this mystery book, you will be glued onto the story since page one, wanting to know Alice's story and how Paula will solve her wedding dress problem! :)
What will you do to control your life?