Monday, July 4, 2016

Iola Goulton reviews: MISSING by Lisa Harris

Iola Goulton reviews Missing by Lisa Harris

Amazon Description:

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.

Christy Award-winning and bestselling author Lisa Harris puts readers right into the action in this fast-paced thriller that will have them turning pages long into the night.

My Review:

Missing is the second of the Nikki Boyd files, following Vendetta. In Missing, Nikki and fellow Tennessee Bureau of Investigation missing persons investigator Jack Spencer are called in to investigate the disappearance of Mac and Lucy Hudson. Only the two dead bodies in their ransacked house soon show it’s more than just a missing persons case, and Nikki soon finds links closer to home.

Missing is a fast-paced and well-plotted thriller. There are some romantic undertones, but the emphasis is definitely on the suspense plot, especially once it becomes clear that Nikki might be a target—along with Tyler and his family. The characters were excellent, the plot outstanding, the writing top-notch, and the Christian element an underlying thread (although there was no great emphasis on this, and the pacing of the novel means anything more would have seemed out of place).

I read and enjoyed Vendetta, both the actual missing persons plot and the subplots about Nikki’s own missing persons case—the disappearance of her sister, Sarah, ten years ago—and Nikki’s growing feelings for Tyler, her dead best friend’s widow. Missing moves both plots somewhat closer to resolution, providing a welcome overall story arc to the series, and I’m looking forward to reading the next story in the series.

Overall, Missing is close to perfect, a recommended read for all suspense fans.

Thanks to Revell and NetGalley for providing a free ebook for review.

About Reviewer Iola Goulton:

I am a freelance editor specializing in Christian fiction, and you can find out more about my services at my website, or follow me on FacebookTwitterPinterest or Tsu .

I love reading, and read and review around 150 Christian books each year on my blog. I'm a Top 25 Reviewer at Christian Book, in the Top 1% of reviewers at Goodreads, and have an Amazon US Reviewer Rank that floats around 2500 (and I'm in the Top 50 at Amazon Australia).

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