Book Review: Vanishing Point, Book 4 of Nikki Boyd Files by Lisa Harris

". . . the command was clear. If she wanted to live, she had to run." (273)

Title:  Vanishing Point
Series: The Nikki Boyd Files, Book 4
Author: Lisa Harris
Publisher:  Revell
Release Date:  November 7 2017
Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Fiction/Suspense

During Garrett Addison's first week on the job as a criminal investigator for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, his team is called out to a murder scene of a young girl. She's the third victim in a string of disappearances with one thing in common--a Polaroid photo of each victim left behind at the crime scene.

The FBI is pulled into the case to help, and Garrett finds himself working with Special Agent Jordan Lambert, the woman he once loved. When yet another girl dies--number six--Garrett blames himself and believes he doesn't have what it takes to be an agent. What he'll discover is that, while he may be done with the killer, the killer is not done with him--or Jordan.

Bestselling and award-winning author Lisa Harris unveils an unforgettable story of a case that has haunted the public and law enforcement for more than a decade. Fans of the Nikki Boyd Files will thrill to finally discover what actually happened to Nikki's sister, Sarah. New readers will become instant fans after devouring this chilling tale. 

Vanishing Point by Lisa Harris, the final installment to the Nikki Boyd Files series is finally available. I was quite excited to finally bring closure to what was the driving force behind Nikki's involvement with law enforcement. Somewhat of a prequel to the other Nikki Boyd Files novels, it's surprising to see it also as a closing installment. And the surprise doesn't end there. 

Closure I got, and the plot continues to captivate as the author's other novels in the series. Yet, somehow I felt like I was reading a different collection. The story lines coincide with the others, but I think it's more about the writing style. It varied in terms of technique, using time jumps and dialogues to illustrate a point. Then the overall tone of Vanishing Point felt more sinister or grim. Maybe it's because of the multiple deaths. Despite these minor details in comparison to the other novels in the series, it is a good suspenseful novel by itself. I was engrossed from the very beginning. I was also invested due to my desire to see the final outcome. 

In all, Vanishing Point gave readers edge of their seat, and blood boiling suspense, a message of purpose and trust God in hard times, and a surprise twist that gave closure to a long standing question. 

". . . Sometimes it takes trauma to get someone searching for God. And hard times give us compassion toward others, deeper love, and more courage." (284)

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. This is my honest opinion.

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OTHER BOOKS IN THE NIKKI BOYD FILES SERIES (click to take you to my reviews)


Lisa Harris is a bestselling author, a Christy Award winner, and the winner of the Best Inspirational Suspense Novel for 2011 from Romantic 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 or her blog at For more information about The ECHO Project, please visit

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