Friday, July 22, 2016

Missing (The Nikki Boyd Files, Book 2) by Lisa Harris

Title:  Missing
Series: The Nikki Boyd Files, Book 2
Author: Lisa Harris
Publisher:  Revell
Release Date:  July 5, 2016
Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Suspense



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.



Nikki is back! Yes, Nikki Boyd is back with another intriguing case to solve in Lisa Harris' Missing.  After Vendetta (and reading the first look of Missing), I knew I had to read the second one in this series.  And it is just as entertaining as the first.

Missing was indeed full of action, mystery and a little romance. Though I 'm happy with the outcome of the romantic aspect of the story, I felt Nikki's constant "pining" and self-reserved a little too out of character, but it also makes it feel authentic. I mean, who haven't secretly love someone and question if there's more to it? I enjoyed this book's case  and all the questions that goes with it. I also liked the fact that Nikki's sister's case wasn't as prominent as it was in Vendetta, which I assume will be the closing case for the final book of the series.

What I do find lacking was a stronger faith message. However, the overall message of moving on and letting go does resonate with me. With that said, the highlight of the story really is the suspense aspect, which is what Missing is, a romantic suspense, and it hits its mark. Several plot twists were surprising, and definitely provided the entertaining factor. In all, a compelling story that can easily be read as a standalone, but would make for one great story when read as a series. Think of it like a TV mystery series, because Missing is as visual as it is suspenseful.



NOTE:  I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for an honest review.  All opinions expressed are my own. For my review policy, please see my Disclosure page.


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Lisa Harris is a bestselling author, a Christy Award winner, and the winner of the Best Inspirational Suspense Novel for 2011 fromRomantic Times. She has sold over thirty novels and novella collections. Along with her husband, she and her three children have spent over ten years living as missionaries in Africa where she homeschools, leads a women's group, and runs a nonprofit 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 www.lisaharriswrites.com or her blog at http://myblogintheheartofafrica.blogspot.com. For more information about The ECHO Project, please visit www.theECHOproject.org.



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1 comment :

  1. Great review, Annie! I'm looking forward to reading this series.

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