Edge-of-your-seat suspense: "Vanishing Point" by Lisa Harris
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Six girls missing . . . and every clue leads to a dead end
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 just one 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, Garrett wonders whether he really has what it takes to be an agent. Maybe he should just walk. But while he may be done with the killer, the killer is not done with him--or Jordan.
"Vanishing Point" is a truly intense novel, one that builds in tension as the story progresses until I found myself gripping the pages as I watched the action unfold. Harris does an admirable job at getting you inside of her character's heads, and you will feel their intense frustration as the serial killer eludes their grasp and the killing-spree seems unstoppable. Some clever twists and turns have been woven into the plot, and I was honestly stumped for much of the book trying to figure out how Garrett and Jordan were ever going to solve this case. The romantic undertones are definitely present in this story, but they seem dialed down a notch, perhaps because the story takes place over decades rather than weeks, and the relationship between the main characters suffers some stops and starts. I myself appreciated the type of romance depicted here, but those readers looking for swoon-worthy fare should be forewarned that such romance isn't present here for the most part.
As someone who has been following this series and has been curious to find out what actually happened to Nikki Boyd's sister, I loved how Harris provides the background to the entire case and brings the matter to a fitting conclusion. And in the midst of the crime scene action and the murder, she explores some very real and important faith questions too about the nature of suffering and God's sovereignty. As such, you will not only be entertained by this clever book but be left with some food for thought as well.
Lisa Harris shows she is a master of suspense novels not only with Vanishing Point but the entire series. I give this book a solid rating of 4 out of 5 stars, and encourage you to pick up a copy for yourself.
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
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