Sunday, July 10, 2016
Review of Missing by Lisa Harris
Back cover description:
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.
Expect to be missing sleep as you read Missing by Lisa Harris!
Nikki is a strong heroine, and I really like that about her. She's logical, but empathetic. Brave, but has weaknesses and fears just like us. She struggles with letting go of the guilt she feels over her sister's abduction, and is learning how to give that to God. I loved the counterfeit drug storyline. I thought that was very original, and so well researched that I'm going to be paranoid for the rest of my life! Thanks for that, Lisa Harris! :)
While I enjoyed Missing, I didn't think it was as good as Vendetta. Vendetta was perfectly paced, and each time you finished a chapter, you HAD to start reading the next chapter. I didn't feel that way with Missing. There were still a lot of edge-of-your-seat moments, but there were also a lot of slower moments, too. The romance is not the main focus of the story, and was also slower paced. I've never been a fan of this particular backstory for the hero, but even I can't deny the swoony chemistry between Nikki and Tyler. Just wait for The Moment. It's worth it. :)
I received Missing by Lisa Harris from Revell Publishing in exchange for my honest opinion, which I have given.
God bless y'all! See you next time! :)
V. Joy Palmer