Missing by Randa Flannery is riveting!
This book will grab you from the first chapter to the last as we watch an emotionally crippled analyst investigate the disappearance of her best friend, solve a haunting mystery and fall in love.
Born to parents that nurtured her brain and not her emotions, her people skills are stunted. Rowan Quaide is an introvert, focus driven, brilliant intelligence analyst; give her any problem and she can ferret out everything to know about the subject.
She can solve any problem except the disappearance of her best friend during their college years. She has file upon file on Lex’s disappearance, all to no avail. That is until Lex’s last boyfriend, Harrison Briggs, suddenly shows up as a perspective client.
To say things did not go well would be an understatement as Harrison denies knowing either of them. But he does tell Ro he has a twin brother. This meeting will turn Ro’s introverted closet world upside down.
Character, Plotting And Development:
What follows is a mystery full of suspense, murder, twist and turns as Ro and Harrison join forces to solve the deepening mystery and accept their mutual attraction. Ro reminded me of a combination of Temperance Brennan on the television show Bones and Charlie Epps on Numbers.
They have the same skill set, ability to focus solely and exclusively on one task, and the same lack of people skills. Ro is coming alive from the sterile world of analytical information that she has lived in for so long to find love and acceptance with Harrison.
Ms. Flannery’s plotting was great as the suspense built and built and the character growth of Ro was wonderful to watch. Ms. Flannery threw humor in the story as well; I laughed and laughed at the antics of Ro’s friend and rock, Farrah, and Farrah’s cop neighbor, Mark.
This book will keep you up reading, so be ready for long nights as Ms. Flannery created a tantalizing story of suspense, murder, romance, mystery and a truly evil psychopath.
I recommend this book to anyone that loves a good solid mystery romance full of suspense, twists, and turns.