Book Review: Missing

28 Jul

51VlcPIaglL._SX322_BO1,204,203,200_Nikki Boyd Enters the Deadly World of Counterfeit Drugs to Find a Missing Woman

Nikki Boyd isn’t usually called in on homicides; her forte is missing persons. But when a case with two murdered and two missing pops up on a quiet suburban street, she’s ready to start the investigation and find missing homeowners Mac and Lucy Hudson. When the first clues lead her to the boat of her friend Tyler Grant — and another dead body — Nikki must untangle what ties Tyler to the Hudsons. The clues pull her into a deadly maze of counterfeit drugs and a killer who will stop at nothing to silence anyone who threatens his business — including Nikki.

 

 

B1vyYNfr9rS._UX250_Lisa Harris is a Christy Award finalist for Blood Ransom and Vendetta, Christy Award winner for Dangerous Passage, and the winner of the Best Inspirational Suspense Novel for 2011 and 2015 from Romantic Times for her novels Blood Covenant and Vendetta. She has over thirty novels and novella collections in print. She and her family have spent over twelve years living as missionaries in Africa where she leads a women’s group, and runs a non-profit organization that works alongside their church-planting ministry. The ECHO Project works in southern Africa promoting Education, Compassion, Health, and Opportunity and is a way for her to “speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves . . .the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice”. (Proverbs 31:8)

When she’s not working she loves hanging out with her family, cooking different ethnic dishes, photography, and heading into the African bush on safari. For more information about her books and life in Africa visit her website at http://www.lisaharriswrites.com or her blog at http://myblogintheheartofafrica.blogspot.com.

 

My Impressions:

Fans of romantic suspense cannot go wrong with author Lisa Harris. In the second book of her Nikki Boyd Files series, Missing, you’ve got the whole package: fast-paced action with twists and turns to keep both the characters and the reader off-balance and a developing romance that is very natural. While you can certainly read this novel as a standalone, I recommend you begin with Vendetta. You don’t want to miss anything from this talented author.

Nikki Boyd works on the Missing Person’s Task Force within the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. The last place they are usually called to is a murder scene, but two people are missing and time is running out as the murder count rises and the danger increases. There is also a very personal connection for Nikki. Her long time friend, Tyler is soon drawn into the case. Will Nikki be able to solve the case before it’s too late?

There are several elements that make Missing an excellent choice for those who like their suspense with sparks. Nikki and Tyler are credible and relatable characters with believable emotions and actions. Their relationship changes naturally one the course of the book. Both characters are believers in Christ and turn to Him for guidance and strength. Nikki’s dedication to her job stems from her own missing person experience and that story line and search for closure also continues in Missing. The all too real mystery involving counterfeit drugs and its impact on patient safety and well-being keeps the reader engaged and thinking. The third person account lets the reader in on the what Nikki discovers, but keeps you guessing up until the end. As the case is solved, there are a few loose ends in the unfolding romance between Nikki and Tyler and in Nikki’s sister’s own case — I’m really looking forward to more great writing, wonderful characters and action-packed suspense in book 3, Pursued.

Recommended,

Audience: adults.

To purchase this book, click HERE.

(Thanks to the author and Revell for a review copy of this book. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)

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