The Bones Lady has done it again! Kendra spins a tale as smooth as silk, soft as velvet and comes up with a storm.
The disappearance of an 11-year-old girl brings FBI agent Ava McLane and local detective Mason Callahan under one roof. For Callahan, this is personal, as the missing girl happens to be the stepdaughter of his ex-wife.
Two mothers, two dads and another’s child!!! The Fairbanks family is no screaming divorce family from TV, everyone gets along well with each other…. stepdad has positive things to say about cop dad.
So what is the motive for Henley Fairbanks being kidnapped? And that is the 323-page question. Kendra’s done a brilliant job of keeping that suspense until it was time to be revealed. Each page was a revelation of bits of information as the law enforcement tries to piece the puzzle together. And as the puzzle starts to fall into place, the emotions and secrets of the family come to light. And as the past and the present collide, Ava and Mason try to understand their growing feelings for each other.
“What would you do if I kissed you right now, Agent McLane?” he drawled. Special Agent McLane ticked a lot of his boxes. Boxes he’d never known existed. And right now, he wanted to see what kind of flames they could create.
Mason and Ava are Kendra’s crowning glory. Dedicated to their job, focus in their quest for justice, despite issues in their lives, they create enough ripples of passion and intimacy as they try to get to know each other. This is just the beginning of a relationship that will go through a journey of ups and downs as they deal with personal baggage. But nowhere does the lust and passion take away from the desperation and pain of a family trying to get their daughter back or the grave and critical situation of the kidnapping, as the FBI races against time to get to the bottom of it.
He believed in Karma. His plan hadn’t gone completely as expected….It was time for the next phase.
I really, really, really was in the perpetrator’s corner of sympathy. More than evil, it’s just Elliot’s powerful narration of feelings and helplessness, that takes us on a thrilling ride to a final showdown, a showdown that had me so mixed up with emotions of sadness and the unfairness of life.
“Do you remember asking me if I’ve ever loved someone where the emotion was totally out of my control? Where someone physically feels the other person moving about in the other world? That exact feeling is growing inside of me. I’ve felt precisely what you described, and I want to continue to experience it everyday with you.”
With a lot of twists and turns, relations and trust put to test, and with a past that comes haunting out of the blue, “Vanished” is one book you don’t want to miss. And keep an eye out for more of Mason and Ava, a relationship that will evolve through its natural course of life.