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VENDETTA by LISA HARRIS REVIEWED

Vendetta
By Lisa Harris
Published by Revell
ISBN# 978-0-8007-2417-7
304 Pages

Back Cover: No one needs to push Nikki Boyd to excel on the Tennessee Missing Person Task Force. The case of her own missing sister, still unsolved after ten years, is the driving force in her work. When a Polaroid photo of a missing girl shows up at a crime scene, Nikki quickly recognizes similarities to the past. The closer she gets to the abductor, the more she feels that this case is getting personal, and that she is not the hunter at all--but actually the one being hunted.

With this explosive first book in the new Nikki Boyd Files, Lisa Harris takes readers on a fast-paced pursuit of justice that will have them holding their breath until the heart-stopping finish.

REVIEW: Hold on to your heart while reading this one. This is an all too real situation about what happens when a child goes missing. The author states, “I tackled the more difficult side of research about what happens when a child goes missing, and how families and friends often respond, all with local authorities…”.. She goes on to say, “I have taken some liberties, including creating the newly instated Missing Persons Task Force team for the sake of the story.”

This is book one in the Nikki Boyd Files, where she talks about the first forty eight hours being he most critical to missing children’s cases. Nikki can sympathize with victims’ families because her sister went missing ten years ago. Never found. Nikki says, “I know that one of the hardest things a person can face is not knowing where a loved one is.”

Sixteen year old girl is reported missing. Kyle legal guardian is the older brother. Woven into the story are flash backs to Nikki’s time with her little sister. Tyler is her best friend’s husband. Today they were celebrating what would have been Katie’s Birthday. They lost her a year ago today. Tyler was still beating himself up about the event; three tours of duty he says, “in special ops, and I couldn’t save my own wife.”

Nikki wonders, “Why does everything have to happen at once, God? Because this day can’t end this way?”

“Sometimes there truly is nothing you can do to change your circumstances. 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!”

This author pens a haunting, suspenseful, surreal tale of a young missing girl. Warning: You’ll be up late reading this page turner and biting your nails as the author takes you alongside Nikki and Tyler and the rest of the rescue team to uncover clues to the girl’s whereabouts. The author has a few twists and turns as the author ends this novel in preparation for the next adventure! If you love a suspenseful read with a splash of romance you’ll love this book. This makes for a great read and one that would work well in a book club setting!

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