Vanishing Point by Lisa Harris

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Garrett Addison has a new job as a criminal investigator for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and his first assignment is investigating the murder of a young girl. She is one of several young female victims that have fallen prey to a serial killer. To help with the case, his former girlfriend, Special Agent Jordan Lambert from the FBI has been called in to assist.

This investigation lasts more than ten years and the book in divided into sections by years. It begins in 2004, picks up again in 2005 and 2006 and then jumps to the present day. There is a bit of romance but I would say the majority of the narrative is about solving the mystery of the seven young girls that have been abducted. It is full of unpredictability and suspense and at times it became unsettling due to the nature of the topic. The characters displayed realistic and appropriate responses to the situations depicted in the book. Both Garrett and Jordan were bothered by not being able to catch the killer and took their jobs seriously. And the author described the grieving families reactions with sensitivity. Personally, I thought the romance was frustrating and didn’t add value to the story line. From a spiritual standpoint, the book deals with the question; where is God when something bad things happen? It is a reoccurring theme for both Garrett and Jordan and a topic they struggle with throughout the novel.

Vanishing Point is part of the Nikki Boyd series, of which this was the first book I read. Although I may have missed some background information, I was still able to track with the story and enjoy the book.   What compelled me the most to read the book, was the mystery.  I was trying to discern the clues and figure out the puzzle of who the killer was.

I would recommend this novel if you like mystery and suspense.

I received a complimentary copy of the book from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review.

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