Book Review: The Stolen Child by Alex Coombs @AlexHowardCrime @rararesources

Thank you to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for giving me the chance to review The Stolen Child by Alex Coombs


When the kidnap of a 12-year-old boy blows the case of some missing children wide apart, the finger is pointing at the heart of the Met.

Hanlon is sent in as the only cop who is incorruptible enough to handle it. But can she find the killer before another child is stolen?

Once you start the DCI Hanlon series, you won’t be able to put it down. Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Lisa Regan and Mark Dawson.

This book was previously published as Time To Die by Alex Howard.


Prior to reading this I hadn’t read anything from this author, I found the blurb to be very enticing.

The book did not disappoint, there was plenty of twists and turns to keep you engaged throughout, I did, at times, find the descriptive text to be a bit too much, however, I think this added to the authenticity of the story.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading The Stolen Child and look forward to reading the rest of the books in the Series.


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Authors Bio

Alex Howard studied Arabic and Islamic History at Oxford, and has worked in adult education. He lives in London with his wife and two children. Find out more at

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