Missing - Book Review

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.

My Thoughts
Missing is the second book in The Nikki Boyd series
and while it could be read as a stand alone 
I would highly recommend reading the first book Vendetta 
simply because you will get to know Nikki and Tyler better.
The series is about Nikki and the relationships she has with Tyler, his son Liam,
and her partners Jack and Gwen.
Nikki also has a sister that has been missing for ten years
and by starting with the first book you will get the history on her sister's disappearance
and what Nikki is doing to find her.
The search for her sister is ongoing and you need all the puzzle pieces to fit in order
which means starting with the first book.
Besides, the first book is just as good, my friends {{smiles}}
You can read my review for Vendetta by clicking here.

Missing is one of those books that you can't wait to get to the end to find out what happens,
but then when it comes to an end you don't want it to come to a close.
Nikki Boyd is a fabulous character,
one I connected with in the first book and enjoyed even more in the second book.
She is a woman of faith and in her line of work 
she is constantly aware of her need to keep her dependence upon the Lord.
In this second book Nikki is pushed to the limit
while searching for a missing woman that may or may not be the "bad guy."
And when her friends get caught in the crosshairs of several dangerous people
her skill, strength, sanity, and faith will be put to the test. . .

"I'm going to be okay, Tyler.
We both are."
They had to be.
Because the stakes had just upped another notch,
and neither of them were ready to lose someone else they loved."
{ Missing - pg.191 }

Lisa Harris is becoming quite the favorite author of mine
because of her skill and ability to write a novel that is full of suspense, mystery, and intrigue.
I love the way she builds meaningful relationships between the characters-
relationships that are full of sincerity, love, and compassion.
The characters presented in Missing are incredibly strong and well-developed
{I said this in my review of Vendetta}
and they only grow stronger as the series continues.
I also greatly appreciate the clean writing. . .
there is no language or suggestive scenes in the first two books.
I think that says a lot about the talent of this author.

The suspense was also fast paced from the very beginning 
and it didn't slow down until the very last chapter.
Right when I thought it couldn't get any more thrilling it did.
Along with the action is a tender romance that is slowly,
but beautifully developing between Nikki and Tyler.

I am giving Missing a solid 4.5 stars.
I would recommend this book/series for 18-year-olds and older
simply because there are some deaths throughout the story
and while not gruesome or descriptivie
I don't think a young mind needs to be thinking upon such things.

** I was given a free copy of this book from Revell Publishers for an honest review.
All thoughts are my own. No other compensation was received. 
Thank you Revell! **

About the Author
Lisa Harris is a bestselling author, a Christy Award winner,
and the winner of the Best Inspirational Suspense Novel for 2011 from Romantic Times.
The author of nearly thirty books, including Vendetta and the Southern Crimes series,
Harris and her family have spent twelve years living as missionaries in southern Africa.
Learn more at www.lisaharriswrites.com.


Anonymous said...

Stephanie, that book does sound intriguing! I hope they solve the mystery by the end of the story!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning dear one! Sorry to be late to this reading; I was in a six hour photography class yesterday!!!!

Another good read for you? EXCELLENT! Enjoy the day. I hope your Sunday is bright and happy!

Buttercup said...

Hi Stephanie, this looks so good. I always enjoy a good suspense novel, Another book to add to my endless to-read list. Take good care!

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies said...

Sounds like a great read!

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