Vendetta by Lisa Harris
—The first 48 hours are the most critical . . .
We’re told not to take our work home with us, but for Special Agent, Nikki Boyd, it was her personal life that drove her to become a member of the Tennessee Missing Persons Task Force. Her own sister was abducted ten years ago, the case unsolved, and the person responsible never apprehended. She vowed not only to find her sister but also help stop other families from going through the gut-wrenching pain hers had gone through.
Nikki is called in on her day off to investigate a missing girl near where she and a friend are rock-climbing. When a Polaroid photo of the girl is found and the similarities between this case and her sister’s begin to pile up, Nikki begins to wonder—is the Angel Abductor back after a ten-year hiatus?
Driven by guilt over her sister’s abduction, Nikki pushes herself to pour over evidence that she may have missed. The abductor leaves her breadcrumbs, taunting her around every corner, but she keeps coming up with dead ends. He lures her and the team to the Smokey Mountains at the crux of a pending storm.
Can she figure out the Angel Abductor’s identity and silence the ten-year guilt gnawing away at her before it’s too late? Or will her life be lost like the others?
This is the first book I’ve read by Lisa Harris and I have to say . . . I loved Vendetta! It was a fast-paced, easy read that kept me turning the pages. The characters were well-rounded and likeable. The plot moved along at a good pace and had some great twists with a few red herrings thrown in to keep you off balance. I liked the growing relationship between Nikki and Tyler. I’m anxious to see where that will go in book 2.
I also loved the faith aspect woven in organically. Both Nikki and Tyler had dealt with some tragic events that can’t be fluffed off. They questioned God. Who wouldn’t? And then in the end after Nikki goes through what she does (I won’t spoil it for you), she realizes that she can’t change the circumstance. She says, “Sometimes all you can do is hold on for dear life and pray that God will help you find a way through the storm. Sometimes he shows you a way to escape, and sometimes he walks through the fire with you.” She discovers that nothing changes who God is. Amen. He’s always there for us . . . in every storm.
I give Vendetta 4 stars. This is one romantic suspense you’ll want on your shelf!
**Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. in exchange for my honest review.
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