Homicide Detective Theodora (Theo) Madsen has a pretty good life. She is thriving in her career with the Dayton Police Department. She has a loving partner Bree, and the two are soon to become parents as Bree is several months pregnant. Things begin to change when Theo is injured working a case of a missing teen that she believes has been kidnapped and possibly harmed. The case is almost dropped by the department while Theo is recovering. Then another teen goes missing in a nearby town in exactly the same manner, and Theo feels she must come back to work even before she is physically ready.
This is a fast-paced, heart pounding kidnapping and possible murder mystery that will have you reading as fast as you can. The characters are well developed, especially Theo. We also get to be in the mind of Annabelle, one of the victims and see what is happening to her in the story. I have to admit that sometimes that was rather frightening to read. The settings and the action are well described, and the climax of the tale will have you on the edge of your seat.
I totally enjoyed reading this novel and recommend it to anyone who loves a great mystery.
I received an ARC from NetGalley and Bold Strokes Books for an honest review.