I love a good Christian suspense novel, and it can be hard to find new authors in the genre that write quality books, so I was super excited to read Lisa Harris' new book, Missing. This is book two in The Nikki Boyd Files series. I hadn't read book one, Vendetta, yet, but I was hoping they'd be readable as standalone novels as well. The book description reads:
"Nikki 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."
I loved this book. I was hooked from the very first page, and I couldn't put it down. I could tell there was a continuing backstory in Missing that started in Vendetta, but Lisa does a pretty good job filling it in for those who haven't read the previous book. I was able to understand the underlying backstory and fully enjoy this book. I really liked the beginnings of romantic threads between Nikki and Tyler. The situation with Tyler, his son Liam, and his deceased wife Kate and how Nikki ties into it was a fresh story line and I really enjoyed that. Lisa's writing is taut and suspenseful, and anyone who enjoys a good Christian suspense novel with just a slight touch of romance will definitely enjoy this book. I'm excitedly looking forward to book three in The Nikki Boyd Files, Pursued, and will be reading book one, Vendetta, as soon as possible. I highly recommend this entire series.
I received a copy of this book from Revell in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.