Michelle Davies’ Gone Astray (publishing date, Oct. 20, $16.99 PGC Books, Pan MacMillan) is a page turner and with enough twists and turns that I never figured it out, or rather what I figured out, or thought I figured out, or at was almost completely wrong.

Gone Astray is a crime thriller about Lesley and her husband Mack, who are the winners of a £15 million EuroMillions jackpot. They move with their 15-year-old daughter Rosie to an exclusive gated estate in Buckinghamshire, leaving behind their ordinary lives – and friends. Then, one afternoon, Lesley returns to their house to find it empty – Rosie is gone.

DC Maggie Neville is assigned to be Family Liaison Officer to Lesley and Mack, supporting them while trying to investigate the family. And she has a crisis threatening her own life – a secret from the past that could shatter everything she’s worked so hard to build.

As Lesley and Maggie desperately try to find Rosie, their fates hurtle together on a collision course that threatens to end in tragedy.

In Gone Astray you get to see inside the head of the kidnapper, his thoughts and his background. Despite that information, I didn’t figure out who did it, although I certainly understood why. Scary. You get lots of hints along the way of people’s involvement and I found the connections between the various people really interesting.

Gone Astray was a fast read, and a good one. It was also rather eye opening, particularly what happens when one wins the lottery.

A copy of this book was provided by PGC Books for an honest review. The opinions are my own.