Pursued is an action-packed suspense! I am a fan of this exciting series and always enjoy the race against the clock that Nikki faces. While the suspense thread stands alone, the characters and their story lines continue to grow and develop. Along with the urgency of the missing persons case, I enjoyed the progression of Nikki's relationship with Tyler and look forward to the next Nikki Boyd novel.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. No review was required, and all thoughts expressed are my own.
I loved the plotline... searching, searching, grasping, and finally, the thriller ending. I thought it was interesting the way that Harris strategically laid the evidence, making it stretch until the very last chapter. I loved that. Erika, my friends, is a very hard person to find. And Lily is even harder to find.
The characters were personable and interesting. I liked learning more about them through this book. Nikki was driven, her team was fun, and the bad guys... well they were motivated. Quite interestingly motivated, lol. But that only made it fun.
Her relationship... well, I've begun to see more of these. A friend or sibling dies, and then one of the characters falls for their widow(er). The relationships always set me off a little bit, mostly because I'm not sure how I would do that. Obviously I love my siblings and friends, but then somehow I get over their deaths and marry the person they loved? I'm not sure I could do that without seeing them in their spouse... but, I mean, the book characters seem to be doing it fine, so... I don't know.
I liked the way the story started, and the ending was slightly sad, but also heartwarming. I think it'll be a good read for any sort of day. If you ever get a chance to pick it up at your library... be sure to do so! I don't think you'll be disappointed.
You'll need a full line-up of oxygen tanks before you get started on this third book in The Nikki Boyd Files. And while part of a series, Pursued can be read as a standalone. Each book has a unique suspense thread though there is a continuous love story developing as well as an over-arcing suspense thread (Nikki's search for her missing sister) that flows through all the books.
Pursued starts off with, well, a plane crash! The plane that Nikki just happens to be traveling on! And the action and danger doesn't let up from that first chapter. Because Nikki being Nikki can't help but notice there is something 'off' about her seat mate and when she can't find her after the crash all her finely honed detective skills go into spidey overdrive. Her team pairs up with the FBI and the chase is on to find a key witness before the bad guys (of which there are plenty) do.
I've said this in my reviews of the first two books -- this series reminds me of the 90s series, Without A Trace. It has the same kind of frantic pace as the team works time-sensitive missing persons cases. Intensity is relieved by wise-cracking quips and teasing banter. And readers walk through all the police procedure of an ongoing investigation right along with the characters. Compelling stuff that makes this one compulsive read.
ARC copy provided courtesy of Revell and Graf-Martin Communications.
From the first sentence till the last, this was a wild ride. Full of suspense, mystery and danger. It was so well written that I could picture it as a movie with great dialogue. Not overly descriptive, just enough to make you realize the surroundings or what the character looks like. The main focus for me was the communication and interaction between the characters.
The story itself kept me mesmerized. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough.
Nikki, who is an agent for the Tenneessee Bureau of Investication, starts with a plane crash in which she survives but discovers the lady in the seat next to her goes missing. She is thrown into a case with the FBI, to look for the missing woman. She is an important witness against her former boyfriend, who is on an FBI wanted list. Nikki gets in some very close calls, almost losing her life more than once. The story takes place in a matter of fourty eight hours and Nikki is running on pure adrenaline at the end. How many people involved will lose their life before the fourty eight hours is over? Will the missing woman ever be found and why did she vanish seemingly into thin air? All this time Nikki is thinking of her new relationship with Tyler. All she wants to do is find the woman, get some rest and see Tyler. Shortly after the plane crash she got some devastating news from her doctor. With no real time to act on it, she worries if the news will affect her relationship with Tyler. I've read another Nikki Boyd book and it was just as good as this one. I've even got two more of Lisa's books on order.
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Suspense at its finest. Loved all the twists and turns in this story. Loved the characters and could really get into what Nikki Boyd was thinking and feeling. I would love to have more stories with Nikki and her team and of course Tyler and Liam. Can't wait to read another book from this awesome author.