A complimentary copy of this book was provided by Revell Reads. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. All opinions are my own.
Series: Nikki Boyd Files #4
Published by Revell on November 7th 2017
Source: Revell Reads
Genres: Christian, Fiction, Romance, Suspense
During Garrett Addison's first week on the job as a criminal investigator for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, his team is called out to a murder scene of a young girl. She's the third victim in a string of disappearances with one thing in common--a Polaroid photo of each victim left behind at the crime scene.
The FBI is pulled into the case to help, and Garrett finds himself working with Special Agent Jordan Lambert, the woman he once loved. When yet another girl dies--number six--Garrett blames himself and believes he doesn't have what it takes to be an agent. What he'll discover is that, while he may be done with the killer, the killer is not done with him--or Jordan.
Bestselling and award-winning author Lisa Harris unveils an unforgettable story of a case that has haunted the public and law enforcement for more than a decade. Fans of the Nikki Boyd Files will thrill to finally discover what actually happened to Nikki's sister, Sarah. New readers will become instant fans after devouring this chilling tale.
Note: Kristin reads and reviews both Christian and secular fiction on A Simply Enchanted Life. Out of respect for my readers, I am including a content review. This content review will help you decide whether this book is suitable for you.
Christian or Secular: Christian
Sex&Violence: Sex (None), Violence (Abductions and a non-fatal shooting-neither are overly graphic), Murder (not overly graphic)
Trigger Warnings: A serial killer targets teenage girls. Some people may find that disturbing.
Disclosure: This book is very clean and mild in the suspense genre.
If any of you have taken time to read my “about me” you’ll see that I love to binge on crime shows like Bones and NCIS. So, it’s no surprise that I really liked this book. Vanishing Point is the first book that I’ve read by Lisa Harris and it’s actually book #4 in the series. Having said that, I wasn’t lost in any way and I’m really eager to go back and read the first three books in the Nikki Boyd Files.
One thing that I disliked about this book was the romance. Maybe I have been lucky in relationships but I don’t understand why people who want to don’t just get together. Why go back and forth? If you want to be with someone then be with them. Don’t play games, just do it!
Another thing? I felt like Garrett’s meeting with his ex-girlfriend was filler and contributed nothing to the story. I think the author intended this to throw us off a suspect—a red herring. But, it just didn’t work for me. Even if you have a red herring—it needs to contribute to the story in some tangible way.
Otherwise, I really did enjoy the book. It was nice to have a good, clean suspense that wasn’t gruesome. Sometimes I need my mystery dose but I feel a little burned out on autopsies and graphic scenes in my favorite shows. This book filled that need for a lighter suspense. I mean, sure, there was a serial killer but it wasn’t overly graphic.
This book is great for Christians who enjoy a clean suspense from time to time.