This is a suspenseful story of 3 women whose jobs thrust them into the seamy side of life on a daily basis. Allison is an attorney, Nic is an FBI agent, and Cassidy is a news reporter. They are friends, and work together to solve the mystery regarding the disappearance of a 17 year-old girl. Each of them also has serious problems of their own to deal with while they investigate the high profile case that will make or break their careers.
This book has a lot of twists, and is fast paced. The events described are realistic and relevant to issues facing people today. Though there are some scenes with prayer, hymns, and Christian references in this book, religion is not the main focus.
There were some controversial subjects involved, including rape, physical and sexual abuse, corruption, and murder. Over all I thought the authors handled them well. The chapters were extremely short, and switched from one character’s view to another, so for me the chapter headings were essential for keeping up with the changes in viewpoint. The flow of the story was further complicated by the insertion of frequent flashbacks to the missing girl’s blog entries, which hinted at what led up to her disappearance.
While this book may appeal to many people who like mysteries and suspense, I personally did not enjoy it. The story was depressing, and I didn’t feel a connection with the characters. There were so many terrible things going on that after the first hundred pages or so I didn’t want to read about them anymore. I only finished the book because I’d agreed to review it. It is not one I’d recommend to my friends or family.
This book was provided for review by Thomas Nelson Publishers.