Missing by Lisa Harris – Exhilarating Suspense from Lisa Harris

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Author: Lisa Harris
Publisher: Revell
Publication Date: 2016
Genre: Fiction; Mystery and Suspense, Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Source: Bought
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Rating: 4 out of 5

As an agent of the Tennessee Missing Persons task force, Nikki Boyd is used to seeing a multitude of cases cross her desk. Specializing in the missing persons unit, driven by her personal past, Nikki’s latest case sends her on a search for a missing wife. With the woman’s husband dead, and a trail of men seeking her who’d do the woman harm, Nikki will have to unravel the case before someone else finds her victim. Even if that means turning the investigation on her best friend, Tyler… the man she harbors unrequited love for.

Up until I’d read Vendetta, I was unfamiliar with Harris’ books. But it only took that one novel for me to be impressed. The style, characters and rapid pace won me over like nothing else had. Book one set up a story (about Nikki’s missing sister) that is meant to linger throughout the trilogy. While frustrating for a reader who wants answers, it’s this that keeps us up and flipping pages, all while being actively invested in this story and its characters.

One of the best things about this series, and novel in particular, are the characters. They’ve developed, but haven’t revealed all of their secrets (just yet), which forces us to keep peeling back those layers. Everyone is complex (Nikki’s teammates) and interesting (like Nikki herself), which is sure to keep you reading late into night as much as the adventure does. What I loved most about the characters is that the romance differs from the norm. It’s not the usual kind of sparks or “instant” romance that some stories opt for. This keeps the relationship interesting and us “on our toes” as we wonder what will happen (even though we’re confident it’ll turn out as it should).

Needless to say, even though everything about the characters is memorable, the suspense shouldn’t be underrated. It too is wonderfully written. The mystery in Missing might not be as interesting or breath-catching as Vendetta but it keeps the reader engaged and looking to untangle this mystery.

If you love a good mystery that’s as much about saving lives as it is about bringing justice to the victims, you’ll love Lisa Harris’ Nikki Boyd Files.

SynopsisNikki Boyd Enters the Deadly World of Counterfeit Drugs to Find a Missing Woman.

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. 

Christy Award-winning and bestselling author Lisa Harris puts readers right into the action in this fast-paced thriller that will have them turning pages long into the night.
  - Goodreads

Coming Next from Lisa Harris, Vanishing PointDetective Garrett Addison and FBI Agent Jordan Lambert team up to find a serial killer before he strikes again, but what if everything that was believed to be true about the Angel Abductor is false? - Goodreads | November 2017 | Add on Goodreads


  1. AnonymousJune 15, 2017

    I just finished reading this book and I loved it! :)

    1. YAY! So glad you enjoyed this one. It IS good, and I love the pace. :)

      Thanks for stopping by.

  2. If you like this series, you should check out the Raleigh Harmon series by Sibella Giorello. They sound remarkably similar.

    1. Thanks, Brittaney! I appreciate the recommendation. I'm always looking for new books to discover. :)

      Glad you stopped by.

  3. I'm definitely going to check this book out further. Thanks for introducing it to me and for a great review!

    I'm new to blogging and book reviewing, and I was wondering if you had any tips for newbie bloggers and book reviewers.

    If you have the time, please check out my blog @breenysbooks. I'd love any feedback. Have a wonderful day.

    1. YAY! Hope you enjoy, Breeny. :) It's a great story if you like fast paced suspense.

      Welcome to the book blogging community! So glad to meet you and have you join our fun bookish place - we never seem to tire of talking ALL THE BOOKS! :) A few blogging friends did write some posts about blogging if you'd like to look through those. Scroll down the page (http://www.rissiwrites.com/p/ive-had-idea-bubbling-for-while-now.html) and you'll find the posts that made up the series. Sadly, the series is neglected, but we had fun while it lasted. And that is always an important tip: have fun! :)

      Of course, I'll be glad to stop by your blog! Always enjoy chatting with fellow bloggers. Thank you for visiting Finding Wonderland. Visit anytime.


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