Title: Missing (Nikki Boyd Files #2)
Author: Lisa Harris
My rating is 5 stars.
Oh my, has Lisa Harris written a great suspense-filled, tension-inducing thriller with this second book in the Nikki Boyd series! This book centers around a woman, Lucy, who goes missing amidst the death of her husband and several other people. Lucy’s husband worked for a pharmaceutical company, but had hired a private detective to get information proving the company is producing counterfeit drugs and putting them on the market to sell to people as if they were the genuine drug. Who is after Lucy and why are they willing to kill to find her? Nikki and her partner Jack are tasked with finding the woman while the local officials handle the murders. However, one lead after another seems to result in death and Nikki is no closer to finding Lucy.
During her investigation, Nikki struggles to keep her true feelings from Tyler, best friend’s husband. Her best friend, Katie, was killed in a boating accident 13 months previously and Nikki has done what she can to help Tyler through his grief by being a good friend. Tyler is struggling to move forward in his life, but is unhappy with his current career choice. He misses the challenge and adrenaline rush of being a soldier. He has an opportunity for a security job overseas. Nikki fears he will come back changed if he goes, but she encourages him to do what he must to be happy. She tries her best to stay focused on the case, which becomes essential as Tyler becomes a target of the criminals who are searching for Lucy.
I really like how the relationship between Nikki and Tyler is progressing. Nikki is very aware of Tyler’s grief and puts his needs before her own at great personal sacrifice. This shows how much she loves him. I also like how Nikki prays in the midst of her troubles and God answers. I hope there will be resolution for Nikki and her family regarding the disappearance of her sister, Sarah, ten years ago. That is a mystery I want solved! I am so pumped for book three in the series which is to be released in the spring of this year! This is one series not to miss if you are an action-loving, suspense-seeking reader. Get a copy of book one, Vendetta, as well as this second book and prepare to be entertained.
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