Synopsis of the book:
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.
Another case for Nikki Boyd and another suspense ride for me. I found the missing person angle of this book to be fascinating. Even though murder had occurred, there was still an opportunity for Nikki to find a missing person before it happened again. I liked the hope threaded through the suspense.
This was also another opportunity to get to know Nikki. She was a little more vulnerable romantically in this story which I thought was a great offset to the independent strength that she needed for her job.
There was an underlying question from the first book: Would we find out what happened to Nikki’s sister? Spoiler alert – I’m still guessing.
The suspense was a great pull throughout the story. What a ride! I also liked that things progressed some more with Tyler. Usually I don’t like such a slow burn in romance, but I am finding that I really do like it in this series.
What I enjoyed most about this book:
Getting to know Nikki more and the suspense was good.
What I didn’t like about this book:
This one left me hanging a bit in the romance department. I need to read the next book right away.
Would I recommend this book to others? Yes. This is a suspenseful read with a good heroine. I like that the individual case she was working on was wrapped up in the end. From that standpoint, it is a standalone story, but the romance is slow so I would recommend having the next book in hand. This is the second book in the series.
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