Bring Them Home (DS Karen Hart, #1) by D.S. Butler

Bring Them Home (DS Karen Hart, #1)

A perfect village. A perfect crime.When two young girls disappear from their primary school, the village of Heighington is put on high alert—and not for the first time. Called in to investigate, Detective Karen Hart is sure that parallels with a previous disappearance are anything but coincidental.DS Hart is still reeling from a case she tried and failed to solve eighteen months ago, when a young woman vanished without a trace. She’s no neare...

Details Bring Them Home (DS Karen Hart, #1)

TitleBring Them Home (DS Karen Hart, #1)
Release DateOct 11th, 2018
PublisherBrilliance Audio
GenreMystery, Crime, Fiction

Reviews Bring Them Home (DS Karen Hart, #1)

  • Luvtoread
    Gripping UK Police Thriller!This was a wonderful and suspenseful read for me. The book is so enticing and well-written that I didn't want to stop reading and felt sad when the story ended.The story begins with two ten year old girls (Emily and Sian), who have sneakily left school early to meet a friend in the woods. This friend was going to let Emily ride some ponies that she visited frequently and wished she could learn how to ride them. Several...
  • Louise Wilson
    DS Karen Hart #1Two young girls disappear from their primary school in the village of Heighington, the village is put on high alert - and it's not for the first time.Detective Karen Hart is called in to investigate the disappearance of two young schoolgirls. This is the second case of girls going missing within an eighteen month time period, except Amy Fisher was a young woman who still has not been found. Karen Hart also has to confront her own ...
  • Linda Strong
    I truly enjoy getting in on the ground floor when it comes to finding a new crime fiction series. Both the series and the author are new to me, but I'm sure I'll be following both.DS Karen Hart is a character with character. She comes with flaws and issues, but always tries to do what's right. She's lost her husband and daughter in an auto accident and returns to work to find a new supervisor, DI Scott Logan. They are as different as apples and o...
  • Eva
    I do so love storylines involving kidnappings. There's always this delightful race against the clock to find the victims alive. Tick, tock.The story starts out exciting enough. Two ten year old girls go missing from school. From the beginning, it's clear this will be one frustrating investigation. There are no witnesses, no clues and detectives don't know where to start looking for Emily and her friend Sian. But DS Hart has a suspect in sight ea...
  • Dana-Adriana B.
    Detective Karen Hart is investigating the missing of 2 girls. Is there a link between this cases and the unsolved disappearance of 19 year old 18 months ago? Great story for the first book of DS Karen Heart series.Thank you Netgalley for providing this copy in advance. I will follow the story, no doubt.
  • Hans
    I'm a fan of both D.S. Butler and Dani Oakley. This book however is a bit of a disappointment. It's rather slow and the background doesn't always seem realistic to me. And there were some unnecessary side tracks. Even the end seemed merely something like all is well that ends well.
  • peggy
    I thoroughly enjoyed this book.Two young girls go missing and now we have an all out search.DS Karen Hart is still trying to come to terms with the loss of her husband and daughter.Also she has unfinished business with another case of a nineteen year old girl who went missing eighteen months ago and has never been found.This is the first in the Karen Hart series and I am looking forward to reading the next.It had me thoroughly engrossed and was u...
  • Elaine Tomasso
    I would like to thank Netgalley and Thomas & Mercer for an advance copy of Bring Them Home the first novel to feature DS Karen Hart of the Licolnshire police.When two young girls disappear from their primary school the police mount a massive hunt. DS Karen Hart is heavily involved and can't help but draw parallels with the unsolved disappearance of 19 year old Amy Fisher 18 months previously, a case she still hopes to solve.I enjoyed Bring Them H...
  • RedRedtheycallmeRed
    2.5 STARSI guess I had higher expectations, I found this a little dry. It's the first book in a series, so that doesn't mean it won't improve, but the characters need a little more personality. This is a fairly short book, but considering two young girls were kidnapped, it didn't seem as frantic as it could. Karen Hart's backstory is pretty tragic, but it's only touched on a few times, and it didn't factor in as much as I expected. She also behav...
  • Jo
    Karen Hart is a great character. She is just the right amount of feisty. Her instincts serve her well. I would have liked to have more back story. I felt that I had entered a series in the middle instead of book one. I will be looking forward to the next book.
  • Kat Dietrich
    3.5 starsBring Them Home by D.S. Butler is the 1st in the Detective Karen Hart series.My Synopsis: 5 years ago, DS Karen Hart lost her husband Josh and her daughter Tilly in a car accident. She struggles to move on, living in the same large house, afraid to move lest her memories of them weaken. She pours her energy into her work.Hart, who relies heavily on her instincts and hunches, has a new boss, DI Scott Morgan, who takes a very logical appro...
  • Donna Hines
    The stakes to find two missing young girls that vanished from their school are paramount.As DS Hart proceeds to seek answers she must confront her own past and her inability to solve a case nearly 18 months earlier involving another missing young lady.Now it's crunch time.The truth must be evident.While there is no shortage of suspects the case is running out of time.The girls need to be brought home and they need to be brought home NOW!Time is n...
  • Kaye
    This book was a disappointment to me. I'm such a fan of British mysteries set in rural areas. This one, about a female detective sergeant with an obsession for 3 missing persons - one young woman from an old case and two girls who've just gone missing - should have clicked on every level for me. It didn't.From the beginning, the dialogue seemed stilted and formal, the narrative seemed to feature at least one cliche per paragraph, and the main cha...
  • 78thStitch
    I think my eyes might bleed if I read any moreSo terribly written that it was difficult to keep my concentration. I had to give up at 32% or else scratch my eyes out. I hope Ms Butler's writing abilities and style improve with the following books, but at the moment I can't bring myself to read them to find out.
  • Clare
    With thanks to Netgalley and Amazon Publishing for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review.I can't believe this is the first book I have read by D.S Butler, I am annoyed I did not discover her books earlier. Judging from Bring Them Home I think I have discovered a new go to author.Bring Them Home Is the first book in the DS Karen Heart series. Four years earlier Karen`s husband and daughter Tilly had died in a car accident. After the a...
  • Jade
    5 Stars.Thank You to NetGalley, Thomas & Mercer and Amazon Publishing UK for my ARC of this book.I have never read any of D.S. Butlers' book before this one. I didnt know what this book was going to be like, I hadn't read any of the usual things that are abouf the book and thought I'd give it a read purely just by knowing the title.Wow for a detective series this is pretty powerful on an emotional level. Like many of my reviews I don't want to sa...
  • Donna Maguire
    1970-01-01 found this book very easy to read and it has a great flow to the story.The characters were very well developed and I loved their interaction. They make a great team and I definitely want to read more about them!I loved the setting and the author has captured the area really well, you do feel immersed in the story and it was one of those books for me where I had read a lot more than I realised when I took ...
  • Monica Mac
    This book was a bit of an unusual read because it was purely from the points of view of the police investigating the disappearance of these two little girls.DS Hart and her team try and figure out what has happened to two little girls who go missing after they leave school a bit early one day. There are suspects galore, parents who have secret lives and the dynamics between the police team are still getting established. I quite like reading a ser...
  • Diane
    Bring Them Home by author D S Butler is the first in the detective series with DS Karen Hart. Two little girls walk away from school one afternoon on a secret adventure and meet someone in the woods. Sian and Emily do not return home that evening and are reported missing. DS Hart is instantly alert to the seriousness of the missing girls as the cold evening closes in on the search. She is remembering the disappearance of a young woman over a year...
  • Sheila
    I have really enjoyed this book. It's well written and well planned with an interesting group of detectives. I found myself connecting with their personal lives, and that made the book special for me. They weren't just cardboard detectives. They had depth and interesting backgrounds. Two ten-year-old girls, Sian and Emily, go missing in a tight-knit village. in Lincolnshire. I couldn't help thinking the title of the book was a dead giveaway which...
  • Dawn
    Detective Karen Hart has been called in with her team to investigate the disappearance of two young girls. She is battling her hunches that a local family are involved with the disappearance as historically when another girl went missing they were her main suspects. Can she find the girls before their bodies turn up? I really enjoyed the different characters and the back stories with each of the main police officers and I look forward to their ev...
  • Kelly
    When two young girls disappear from their primary school the police mount a massive hunt. DS Karen Hart is heavily involved and can't help but draw parallels with the unsolved disappearance of 19 year old Amy Fisher 18 months previously, a case she still hopes to solve.This book was pretty straightforward and a quick read. I did enjoy how it ended but given that I read so many of these books, I knew who did it about a third of the way through. I ...
  • M
    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an arc of this book in exchange for an honest review.This is overall a well written with some clearly developed characters. It feels quite realistic in comparison to some crime novels I have read recently which have so many twists that they become ridiculous. A good solid uncomplicated story. The emotive main subject is tackled well and the action moves at a steady pace to keep the reade...
  • Nicky Mottram
    Audio version of this book 📚- An ok listen but not really gripping, slightly boring in places . Narration was dreadful so that probably didn’t help!!
  • Laura
    This is a difficult one to review for me, probably more 2.5 stars than 3 unfortunately.I liked the ideas in the book and the plot worked well. Much as I like a thriller with lots of twists and turns, I do also enjoy a more straightforward mystery. I like to read books where the detectives use good police work and logic, rather than astonishing leaps of faith or guesswork, and that's what we have here. The drawback to that was that I found some of...
  • BranDee Wenzl
    Detective Karen Hart and her team have been called in to investigate the sudden disappearance of two young girls. She see parallels between a previous unsolved case of a missing young woman and the disappearance of these two girls. She suspects a specific family, but must follow the leads she has and look beyond what she think she knows.I did enjoy the characters, especially when the author delved into them personally and made them more individua...
  • Hannelore Cheney
    Thank you NetGalley and Thomas & Mercer for the eARC.D.S Karen Hart is still upset about a missing 19-year old, Amy, who disappeared 18 months ago when 2 10-year olds go missing. She has to put Amy's case aside and focus on the now and find these 2 little girls. Her suspicions are focused on a strange family, an elderly father with a grown son and daughter. The 2 men are brutish, nasty men, who totally rule the daughter, who is obviously deathly ...
  • Graham
    Good read if a bit forgettable... similar to the other police procedurals I read. Still fun to read though
  • Samantha Curtis
    Not read a crime book for a while so this was a lovely changeI had fun reading this book. Was a lovely smooth read Would recommend
  • helen hooper
    Fairly good story This booked started very well, but then all started to fall apart in chapter 10! Dc Sophie is portrayed as if she's a 6 year old child being asked if she'd like to go for an ice cream, not a grown adult and a mid ranking officer in the police force ! At one point she's asked to sit in on an interview, but told she must keep quiet. "Of course " she says making a zipping motion across her mouth!!Come on, REALLY! Also, whilst talki...