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CHILDHUNT: A Mystery & Suspense Thriller in the Bestselling Diana Rivers Series (The Diana Rivers Mysteries Book 5) [Kindle Edition]

Faith Mortimer
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The Assassins’ Village #1 in Women Sleuths - an Awesome Indie novel
The Surgeon’s Blade #1 in Suspense & Psychological thrillers - an Awesome Indie novel
Children of the Plantation #2 in Suspense & Mystery.
Camera Action...Murder! Voted Indie Book of the Day 2013
Childhunt! - Awesome Indie novel
A Deadly Learning - Awesome Indie Novel


Two weeks before Christmas. The villagers of Agios Mamas, in Cyprus, are preparing for the season’s festivities with plenty of parties. Without warning terror strikes the heart of the village.
Over the past six years, many children have disappeared...without trace, leaving behind bemused and shocked parents. This winter two more small children disappear...abducted from their home...
Diana knows the family of four, and acting swiftly, puts together a party of local runners and walkers to comb the surrounding countryside for the missing youngsters. Additional help comes from old flame, Adam Lovell and his gypsy girl-friend, Clare. They know they have to act quickly...The first hour is called "The golden hour" and the longer a child is missing, the less chance there is of them being recovered unharmed.
As Diana becomes more involved in the desperate search, she puts both her life and Clare's in danger as the noose is drawn tighter around one house near their normally sleepy little village.
Has someone been stalking the family; waiting for the right moment to strike?

And why this family? Will local author and amateur sleuth, Diana Rivers, her posse of friends and CID Police Chief Inspector, Adam Lovell find the children before it's too late...?
Join Diana and her friends as they try to unravel the twists and turns in this horrific nightmare.

Other books include;

Historical Romance & adventure:
The Seeds of Time (Book 1 in the Crossing series).
Harvest (Book 2 in the Crossing series).

Romance: (The Very Affair Series)
A Very French Affair
A Very English Affair
On Christmas Hill ~ A Seasonal Affair
**A NEW Christmas romance due out in Nov/Dec 2104

Psychological Thriller 'Dark Minds' Series
On Devil's Brae
Behind a Twisted Smile (November 2014)

Sandstorm in my Heart
The Bamboo Mirror
Thank you & I sincerely hope you enjoy your read.

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More About the Author

Amazon Top #14 author rank for mystery, #27 mystery, thriller & suspense, #55 literature & fiction #5 bestselling author on Nook Books. Her books have made the Kindle Top 100 Paid List numerous times, climbing as high as #1.
Faith is a British author dividing her time between Hampshire, UK & Cyprus. Since 2005 she turned her hobby of writing into a career. During childhood, she dreamt of writing novels which readers would love, & spent many hours writing short stories which she read to her sisters. Born in Manchester & educated in Singapore, Malaya & Hampshire, England.

*Please note: all books are written in British English. Spellings and grammatical conventions are conversant with the UK and appropriate for the setting.

Top selling novels include the Diana Rivers Mystery Suspense Series: The Assassins' Village (#1 Harpers Collins/Authonomy), Children of the Plantation, The Surgeon's Blade, Camera Action Murder, Childhunt! & A Deadly Learning.

On Devil's Brae & Behind a Twisted Smile (Dark Minds Psychological Thriller series)

Faith also write Romance/Women's Fiction: A Very French Affair (#1 in France), A Very English Affair, The Seeds of Times, Harvest, On Christmas Hill & Not Just For Christmas. (The Affair Series)

Keep in touch by visiting Faith at:

**Follow Faith on Facebook She loves to chat with readers.

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**website and blog

**Sign up for her 4 x a year newsletter at

What others are saying about Faith's books:

"What can I say about this book ? Unputdownable sounds like such a cliche, but it is the most apt description I can think of..."

"This book will have you at your wits end. One of the best books you will read this year, but beware of your blood pressure rising. The bad guy in this story will have you shouting at your kindle, my family think I am crazy..."

"A brilliant thriller, I loved it and would recommend it to readers who like to be scared out of their wits!.."

"Well Faith another brilliant book, once again, as with 'A Very French Affair' I couldn't put it down. What more can I say. Read it folk you will love it..."

"I have found a favorite new author. This is a great mystery series. Loved the characters and the settings for the books...!

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Childhunt 25 Jun. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Another great story from Faith Mortimer, full of mystery, suspense and action. I can't say how much I love her work. Just when you think the characters have no way out there is a sudden twist and the problem is solved. Great stuff!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb 28 April 2013
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This Diana Rivers novel is the best in the series yet, my problem is that I can only give it 5 stars. This book will pull your emotions one way and then another and it will keep you captivated until the end, when like me you will be screaming for a follow on book. faiths description of the Cypriot countryside makes you think you are there and I have never been to Cyprus. The characters in this novel are all well described and hurry up please Faith with the next instalment . Well done on another fantastic novel.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Up Close and Personal 7 Jun. 2013
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I have praised Faith Mortimer on a variety of counts.
She's a very articulate writer and she treats the readers to everything that's the best in the long-standing British tradition - a solid set of values, wit, common sense and profound understanding of human nature.

Childhunt adds yet another dimension to the above range. Mortimer knows how to make a very poignant subject very personal without making a big and often encountered mistake of becoming maudlin or sentimental.

Highly recommended.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping and compelling thriller 19 April 2013
By Beeshon
Format:Kindle Edition
Poor Diana Rivers, our amateur sleuth extraordinaire; Faith doesn't allow her to lead an uneventful life for very long!

In this story, she finds herself in danger once again, in pursuit of a heinous criminal. And I think this is Faith's finest Diana Rivers' mystery yet. It's compelling, fast-paced and gritty.

Christmas is approaching, and Agios Mamas, in Cyprus, is having some unusually cold and snowy weather. Diana, her husband, Steve, and their toddler daughter are looking forward to bringing an English flavour to the village festivities. When her quiet and reserved neighbours' young children go missing, secrets, fears and tragedies are revealed, and the hunt is on for two small children lost in cold, inclement weather. They have to be found before the elements overcome them, or worse, their abductor carries out his plans for them.

Faith paints a perfect, suspenseful and chilling scene: her in-depth knowledge of Cyprus, its weather, its customs and its people authenticates the setting of her latest novel. With her usual flair, she uses what she knows best to dramatic effect; the tension and suspense will have you reading this book in one sitting and certainly hoping that Faith doesn't give Diana too long a rest before she's solving yet another murder!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Childhunt 24 Jun. 2013
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Review of Childhunt

Written by Faith Mortimer

Reviewed by R. Murry

The crime is perpetrated by a man from the past at the beginning of this suspenseful novel. Yes, the novel is about an abduction of two children. However, it is much more thrilling than one might expect when knowing who and where the deranged perpetrator is.

Historical background of the children's mother is suspect; the frustration of dealing with the local police is disturbing; a clairvoyant unravels some truths; and Diana Rivers puts her skill as an investigator to work. These actions are chilling to the point that one does not suspect what might be around the next corner.

No detail is left out of Ms. Mortimer's novel. The characters and the local in Cyprus we know from reading other books in the series, but this novel stands on its own. New characters are developed well to support and enhance this finely tuned additional adventure of writer, part time sleuth, Diana Rivers.

Tensions rise and fall throughout, psychologically speaking. Mother's grief and her being suspect involves the reader to feel deep emotions for what she is going through. The children's plight at the hands of a hideous man keeps the reader involved. The fact that the weather and the limited intelligent police force are hindering the search for the children leads to concern.

All the above and more is a good reason to read Faith Helen Mortimer's novel Childhunt. I hope she does not let Diana Rivers fade away. If Ms. Mortimer does, we are grateful for her short reign as the sleuth on Cyprus.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Faith Mortimer's best yet! 4 Jun. 2013
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Faith Mortimer's sleuth Diana Rivers finds herself in danger while pursuing a vile criminal. In this fast-paced and gritty thriller, a mysterious stranger has abducted two small children. In a race against time, Diana and her friends set forth to hunt for the children in atrocious weather conditions. They must be found before they succumb to the weather or their abductor carries out his plans. Faith sets a chilling and disturbing scene brought together with tension and suspense. You will want to read this book in one go.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Childhunt 4 Jun. 2013
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This is by far Faith's best book so far! It was exciting from page one and kept you hanging on until the end. I am eagerly awaiting Faith's next book, due to be released soon!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A gripping read. 17 May 2013
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I am also a big fan of the Diana Rivers Mystery stories by Faith Mortimer. To me the latest one Childhunt, set in Cyprus, is the most gripping one so far and was an excellent read from start to finish. I can highly recommend this book to others. Well done, Faith Mortimer.
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4.0 out of 5 stars No.5 in the series
A gripping book with a difficult subject matter that of two missing children. It is the lead up to Christmas and Cyprus is experiencing one of its worst winters with Arctic... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Mrs. Sally P. Stackhouse
5.0 out of 5 stars Faith Mortimer - Childhunt
CHILDHUNT (#5 Diana Rivers Mystery Suspense & Psychological Thriller)During a very brief visit to my family in Scotland I have just read Faith Mortimer's book "Childhunt. Read more
Published 16 months ago by KenG.McD
5.0 out of 5 stars None
Great read from begining to end. Full marks to the author. Have read all the books featuring Diane Rivers. Iwould say that this is one of her book.
Published 16 months ago by Gurjit Sahota
4.0 out of 5 stars well-orchestrated crime based psychological thriller
Childhunt is the fifth installment in Faith Mortimer's - Diana Rivers, Psychological Thriller Series. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Awesome Indies Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Fast-paced psychological thriller
Faith Mortimer's Childhunt is the fifth installment in the Diana Rivers Psychological Thriller series. Read more
Published 18 months ago by E.L. Farris
4.0 out of 5 stars Review - Childhunt
i found I couldn't put this down, it really captured you from the first couple of chapters and I found myself racing to the end to see what happens.
Published 20 months ago by diane cheal
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great read from Faith Mortimer
"Childhunt" is the latest novel from this author and probably her best so far. The Diana Rivers series makes compelling reading. Always a twist in the tail.
Published 21 months ago by Janno
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