Several months ago, I read Vendetta by Lisa Harris and felt I had finally found something similar to the FBI suspense thrillers I used to read (until they got weird). Missing is Harris’s second novel in the Nikki Boyd Files and picks up just 5 weeks after Vendetta and follows Nikki and her team with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Missing Persons Special Task Force as an investigation unfolds.
This investigation starts with homicides, but Nikki and her team race to find two missing people. They are met with unusual circumstances that drag Nikki’s friend Tyler into the investigation. Time is running out, and more people end up dead before the team gets a good lead. The investigation reveals a complicated and tangled web of deceit and greed that leaves the reader in suspense through the end.
Missing is a fast-paced, suspenseful book that kept me reading when I should have been doing other things. I didn’t want it to end, but I couldn’t wait to get to the resolution. I am most definitely reading the third installment next spring.
I received this book for free from Revell in exchange for an honest review. These thoughts and opinions are my own.
I used to read every novel in a series of FBI thrillers by a certain author, and I really enjoyed peeking into the lives of FBI agents, even if they were fictional characters. The suspense and action kept me enthralled while the humor and romance entertained me. Unfortunately, the author started adding supernatural elements to her plots, and I prefer more realistic fiction. I had not found anything close to that series until I read Vendetta this week.
Vendetta is the first novel in the Nikki Boyd Files by Lisa Harris. This fast-paced mystery is filled with action, adventure, suspense, humor, and romance, but the author also addresses grief and a faltering faith in response to the death of a loved one. While there is some discussion of faith and God, it is not enough to turn off those who are not Christians. Lisa Harris does not shy away from the tough questions but allows her characters to work through their doubts in their own way.
Nikki Boyd is an agent with the newly-formed Tennessee Missing Persons Task Force. In Vendetta, Nikki works with state and local authorities to hunt down an abductor before it’s too late. The race to find the missing person kept me reading late into the night. This is an exciting mystery, full of plot twists, set in a majestic area. The characters are likeable and well-developed, and I’m looking forward to the next book in the series.
I received this book for free from Revell in exchange for an honest review.