The next body is a warning. When a second victim is discovered, Kat begins to fear that a serial killer is stalking the city streets: a shadowy madman without mercy or apparent motive. The police are sceptical. The mayor won't listen. And Kat's chief suspect is one of the city's most prominent citizens.
The final body . . . might be hers. With the death toll rising, Kat races to expose a deadly conspiracy and the brutal killer at its heart - a killer who will stalk her from the dangerous streets of the inner city to the corridors of power. Because he's closer than she ever dreamt. And every move she makes could be her very last.
What I liked: I've been reading Ms Gerritsen's Rizzoli and Isles' books for a while. Basically, I've gotten a bit bored with them but not the writing. Just the characters. I enjoy them but am not waiting on pins and needles to get them in my library.
I've read a few other stand alone's of Ms Gerritsen's and wanted to try another. This was an entertaining and quick read. Was it riveting? No. Was it entertaining? Pretty much so. Ms Gerritsen admits up front this is a rework of a previously published novel, Peggy Sue Got Murdered. This was a transition novel for her.
Missing Girl is more a romantic suspense than anything. I enjoyed the caliber of Ms Gerritsen's writing and the story held my attention. It was a quick easy read.
What I didn't like: I would have finished Girl Missing no matter what I thought just to get the conclusion to the story. It did feel a bit under developed. The characters, none of them, felt fully fleshed out. They seemed a bit one dimensional. For some readers, I think this would detract from the story. For me, I just went with it.
I'm very glad Ms Gerritsen's writing has progressed from this story. If it had been the first book I read by her, I'm not sure I would have become such a huge fan.
The pricing for Girl Missing is: Amazon - Kindle edition $6.87, paperback $7.23 and Barnes & Noble - Nook $6.87, paperback $9.99