I am a huge fan of Lisa Harris. She never fails to deliver a well written suspense and Pursued was no exception. It is like being on a roller coaster ride. Lots of suspense from page one forward. I throughly enjoyed the plot. i obtained this book through Netgalley and the publisher. this is my unbiased review.
Fans of police dramas will enjoy this fast moving story! From the first exciting scene to the end, it all takes place in just a few action-packed days.
Nikki leads an exciting life as a missing persons investigator in Nashville. She is a good character, tough and smart, but compassionate when needed. Plenty of action and suspense with some gritty scenes, yet also some touching moments squeezed in that add inspiration and a little bit of a romantic interest carried over from the other books. Nothing sugar-coated or too sappy here.
Third book in the series, but easily reads as a stand alone. Recommend!
(Book provided by NetGalley and the publisher. All opinions are my own.)
I was so excited to receive the third book in The Nikki Boyd Files. Formerly a classroom teacher, Nikki is now a special agent in the missing persons division of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, spurred on to make the career change in the aftermath of her younger sisters kidnapping. In Pursued Nikki stumbles into a case after her seatmate, Erika Hamilton, goes missing following their airplanes crash at the Nashville airport. After first having her offer of assistance declined by the FBI, Nikki is asked to join the case to locate Erika, a key witness in an upcoming grand jury trial. Has Erika been kidnapped or is she on the run? Why is there an abundance of dead bodies being left in her wake? These are just a couple of questions that Nikki and her team must answer, along with finding out who is the mole in the FBI.
Nikki had been looking forward to reconnecting with her longtime friend, Tyler, following his three months in Liberia. They still needed to find out if there was something more than a friendship developing between them, and if so, what their future would hold. A future that may be complicated by some unexpected medical results waiting for Nikki upon her return to Nashville. A complicated case like Erikas, that quickly became personal, was not what Nikki wanted or needed at this time, but it drew her in because thats who she was, someone who did her best to find those who were missing before it was too late.
Pursued, met my expectations and provided me with an enjoyable read. While having some background provided in the first two books of the series gave me insight I would not have had otherwise, I do believe Pursued would work well as a stand-alone read. Harris has provided adequate information as to not leave new readers in the dark, while not boring those who are reading the series in sequence. I thank Lisa Harris and Revell Publishing for providing Pursued in exchange for my honest opinion. I received no monetary compensation for providing this review.
Nikki is on a flight home when she meets Erika. They start to chat when there's an explosion and the plane goes down. From the point when all the passengers get off the plane, Erika goes missing. Nikki can't help but want to help to find her. She gets involved in the case and one hit after another comes barreling at her. And to make things worse, there's a child in the mix that needs to be found also. She's exhausted and at some points wishes that she hadn't taken the case, but deep down she knows that she wouldn't be able to live with herself if she had walked away.
This was an exciting book. I couldn't put it down. Nikki had to deal with everything from plane crashes to break ins, to hostage situations. I loved that throughout the whole time, she relied on her faith and talked to God to help her through it. This is the first Nikki Boyd book I have read, but it won't be the last. Linda Harris does an awesome job of sucking us into Nikki's world. You don't know what will happen from one page to the next!
I did not want to put this book down. Even as it came to an end, I wanted it to continue. The expression, "all good things must come to an end", comes to mind. I guess that includes great stories, too. Excitement, energy, action, suspense, romance, faith in God - all of these were present in abundance in the third book in the Nikki Boyd Files series. Lisa Harris draws the reader into this story that seems to touch practically every emotion. Nikki is again driven to find the missing person before something bad happens, although bad things seem to be happening all around her. Thankfully the closest many of us ever come to events like those in the story is through some form of media: newspaper, TV, internet, etc. We have all heard that more people die in automobile accidents than in plane crashes. Nikki learned that was not much consolation when the commercial airplane she was flying on from Houston to Nashville went into crash-landing mode. Since she is the heroine of the book, she obviously walked away from the crash. The plane crash is not the story though. The story is about the efforts of Nikki and her team as they search for another survivor of the crash who simply disappeared after escaping from the plane. Nikki was dreaming all the way to Nashville about the man who was waiting for her arrival but plans quickly change. The driving force for Nikki and the reason she accepted a position with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's Missing Persons Task Force is that her sister was kidnapped ten years earlier and she still feels responsible. She is determined to do all she can to keep other families from having to go through what her own family suffered through. Consequently she pushes herself almost beyond her limits to find people who go missing, even if they seemingly don't want to be found. Due to the urgency to find missing persons within the first forty-eight hours, if there is any hope of ever finding them, the action is fast-paced and intense. Those who love suspense will enjoy this book immensely. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.