Thursday, 21 April 2016

Goodbye Forever - Bonnie Hearn Hill

Goodbye Forever
by Bonnie Hearn Hill

Crime blogger and radio host Kit Doyle goes undercover and into danger - in the second of this intriguing crime series.

17-year-old Jessica is missing. There are no clues as to why she disappeared apart from the note she left behind: I love you. Goodbye forever. It turns out that Jessica is not the first teenager to have gone missing, nor the first to have left exactly the same note.

With a personal family connection to the missing girl, crime blogger and radio host Kit Doyle is determined to find out what happened to her. To do so, she must go undercover as a teenage runaway herself. Out on the streets, Kit is about to enter a violent, unpredictable world where life is held cheap and into the clutches of a dangerous psychopath

Please Pass The Books Review:

I was introduced to Kit Doyle last year in Bonnie Hearn Hill's first Doyle Mystery, If Anything Should Happen. I fell in love with the assured and fearless heroine, and was excited when the next installment, Goodbye Forever, made its way to my inbox. It did not disappoint.

If you haven't read the first book in the series, you should, because it's exceptional. That being said, Goodbye Forever reads perfectly well as a standalone. There won't be any confusion if you've missed If Anything Should Happen, and will find yourself easily engrossed in Goodbye Forever by the end of the second page.

This time around, Kit Doyle is on a search for her husband's niece, Jessica. Jessica's mother is conflicted over Kit's involvement in finding her runaway daughter, but is ultimately swayed by the insistence of her former brother-in-law. To the absolute dismay of her husband, Kit determines the best way to gather information is to go undercover as a homeless teen herself, and we are quickly drawn into the raw underbelly of this disturbing way of life. As Kit is pulled deeper and deeper off the grid, she finds herself in greater danger than she could have ever suspected. If she doesn't find a way out soon enough, she'll not only lose Jessica, but will be swallowed up whole herself.

Goodbye Forever delivers tension on every page and is nearly impossible to put down. Hill's writing is remarkable. Her weaving of social issues through storylines is done with just enough restraint to make you believe you're a part of it, and just enough force to make you sick to your stomach over it. I can't say I'd given much thought before to how homeless teens in America might survive, but the gang-mentality—the ride or die mindset—becomes uncomfortably exposed in Goodbye Forever.

If you're looking for a gripping mystery/thriller, look no further. Goodbye Forever will rock your world.


This novel was provided in exchange for my honest opinion, which this certainly is. Thank you to the publisher, Severn House, and Net Galley for the opportunity to read and review it.

Bonnie Hearn Hill is the author of six thrillers from MIRA Books, the Star Crossed young adult series, and the new Kit Doyle series, IF ANYTHING SHOULD HAPPEN (2015) and GOODBYE FOREVER (2016). With Christopher Allan Poe, she wrote DIGITAL INK: WRITING KILLER FICTION IN THE E-BOOK AGE, a guide for novelists.

Her thrillers INTERN, KILLER BODY, MISTRESS, OFF THE RECORD, LAST WORDS, TIL MORNING, and CUTLINE are now available as e-books.

A national conference speaker and contest judge, she has is proud of the many published authors she has mentored.

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