Book 2 of The Nikki Boyd Files by Lisa Harris is equally as good as the first book, Vendetta. I loved Nikki as I got to know her in the first book, although I wanted to tell her to forget the past and get on with life on occasion. In Book 1, we met Nikki and her best friend’s husband, Tyler Grant. Both were in mourning as Tyler’s wife, Katie, had been killed in a freak accident. Tyler still blames himself although he could not have prevented the tragedy. Harris gives just enough of the backstory to allow each book to stand alone. I really appreciate that in an author writing a series!
Nikki Boyd works missing persons. She’s been instrumental in closing a number of cold cases. But this time, she’s been called in on a homicide. Two murders have been committed, and two people connected to the crime have gone missing. One of the first clues leads Nikki and the other detectives working the case to a marina—and a boat owned by Tyler Grant—which has another dead body onboard! Katie’s dad, George, hidden aboard the boat, suddenly takes off for deep water. He is pursued and taken into custody—as Nikki, George, and Tyler are walking out of the station, shots erupt and George falls, wounded.
Lisa has written more twists and false clues into this story to stump even the most ardent detective. How everything interrelates and how everyone is connected is amazing. You’re deep in the middle of the action by the end of the fifth chapter. Missing is such fun to read, I’m not going to tell you more. Buy the book. You’ll love Nikki Boyd and be rooting for a romance to bloom! Four stars.
Lisa Harris is a Christy Award winner and the winner of the Romantic Times Best Inspirational Novel for 2100. She and her family have spent twelve years on the mission field in southern Africa and presently live in Mozambique, where she leads a women’s ministry and a non-profit organization. You can find her at www.lisaharrriswrites.com
Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Company, gave me an Advance Reader Copy (ARC) of Missing in exchange for my unbiased review.