I have been looking forward to Pursued since I read its excerpt last year at the end of Missing. This story was an adrenaline rush. Starting with the crashed airplane that Nikki was on; her day goes from pretty bad to worst. And then some more bad happens, a lot. I actually felt really bad for her and if it were me I would have went off with new hunky boyfriend/ best friend Tyler for the rest of the day. But no, Nikki becomes a key witness and the best possible hope in a missing person's case of the woman who was sitting right next to her on the plane.
This was jam packed with excitement, danger, and Nikki's emotions are all over the place. Not only is she dealing with this new missing person case, but she has also received some devastating personal news. This was a very quick read; my only complaint is I was really hoping for more of Nikki and Tyler time. I am hoping that they get their own story, together. I am looking forward to the next in the Nikki Boyd Files where the synopsis tells us that we will finally get the answer we have been waiting for this entire series, the reason Nikki Boyd is who she is: what happened to her missing sister.
I received a copy of this book for free from the publisher. I was not required to post a positive review and the views and opinions expressed are my own. Bring on the next adventure!
I love Nikki Boyd. I hope I don't have a day like hers. To first get in a plane wreck and then get pulled in to a missing persons case. Her day just keeps going from there. There are many twists and turns throug this book. I love the suspense in this story. There is just a tad of romance also. This is a great story. I received a copy of this book from the author for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Agent Nikki Boyd experiences one traumatic event after another in this newest novel by Lisa Harris. In fact, the first all by itself would put most people out of commission for a time, yet Nikki just keeps on going.
She has to. After her sister's disappearance, still unresolved, she is determined to help others not experience the loss, confusion, and lack of closure that she has known. She has devoted her life to finding missing people, and Erika Hamilton is missing. Nikki is determined to solve the mystery no matter what.
I enjoyed reading this third book in the Nikki Boyd Files series and love where Harris is taking her readers as Nikki not only works to solve mysteries, but to discover her true niche in life. Work, family, romance, and health: all have blessings to enjoy and challenges to meet. Nikki is learning how to balance everything God's way, pursuing her calling while contemplating dreams.
I recommend this book to fans of Christian fiction, action-adventure, and mystery. Thank you, Revell, for sending me a complimentary copy in exchange for this review.
The book starts out with terror in the skies and doesn't let up as Nikki is on the case of a missing woman. What would you do if you were sitting on a plane talking to someone and there is no record of them being on the flight? Nikki knows the missing woman was there and will not stop till the mystery is solved. Who is the man sitting next to him on the plane? I love this character because she is determined, smart , relies on God and is resilient. I loved how the author allows Nikki to be vulnerable at times and allows readers to see in her weakest moments she calls out to God.
I really am not a big fan of flying and the opening scene was so well written I felt like I was on the plane waiting for the crash to happen. The author writes such explosive scenes that pop off the page with heart pounding speed. Nikki has been assigned the case for the missing woman on the plane and gets deeper into a story that had my adrenaline pumping . Nikki and her partner Jack seem to find danger as each turn they take in the case . I began to wonder just how much Nikki was going to be able to endure when she encounters life threatening injuries . The story is a web of deceit, secrets and twists that keep readers on the edge of your seat.
I enjoyed the interactions between Nikki and Tyler. After being apart due to work, they finally hope to spend some much needed time together. Will Nikki's job leave Tyler second guessing their relationship? Can Nikki and her team find the missing woman before disaster strikes? Get ready for action at full throttle in this installment of The Nikki Boyd Files.
I received a copy of this book from Revell Books and Librarything Early Readers Program. The review is my honest opinion.
Another Intriguing story in the Nikki Boyd files...
April 22, 2017
Pursued by Lisa Harris is the continuing story of Special Agent Nikki Boyd whose sister was abducted about 10 years before. The book starts as Nikki is on a flight home excited to see her best friend ( and almost boyfriend) Tyler who has been away for months. She imagines how amazing the reunion is going to be and can barely sit still. The lady in the seat beside Nikki saw the picture of Tyler that she was holding and asks about it. Nikki thought that the lady seemed a bit anxious and could tell that she did not like to fly, So Nikki decided to have a small conversation with her to try and distract her from the flight but as they are talking they hear a huge explosion and Nikki discovers the plane is free-falling to the ground. She hears the Pilot say that they will have to make an emergency landing at the airport and as Nikki looks out the window, she notices that the ground is getting closer at an alarming rate. Within seconds the plane crashes and thankfully not many people are fatally hurt. Nikki finds out that the lady's name is Erika and Erika was freaking out because the man next to her died. Erika panics and rushes off the plane and Nikki notices that Erika forgot her watch (which was a family heirloom) so she tries to find Erika among the passengers from the plane but cannot find her anywhere. Nikki asks one of the Airline employees if Erika was reported as seriously hurt and was informed that there was no one on board the plane named Erika and that the seat next to Nikki was empty. Nikki is sure that Erika was real but everyone she asks seems to think Nikki has a concussion and imagined Erika. As Nikki is continuing to search for Erika she finds Tyler waiting for her. As Tyler and Nikki are leaving, Nikki is approached by two FBI agents who inform her that Erika Hamilton was the key witness in an upcoming trial and she was being protected by a US Marshall on the plane. Nikki tells them that the US Marshall is dead and that Erika is missing, so they assign Nikki and her team the task of finding Erika before her ex-boyfriend does because if he found out that she was testifying against him, he would have her killed. The team is racing against the clock because they only have 48 hours to find her. As they follow her trail they discover that anyone she runs into is killed, Is Erika still alive? Then they discover a huge twist that the FBI conveniently forgot to mention... Erika has a daughter and her Ex-boyfriend wants the little girl and is not afraid to kill anyone to get her.
Will the team be able to find Erika and her daughter in time?
After all, The first 48 hours are the most critical...
So I have had the pleasure of reading the first two books of the Nikki Boyd files and this book did not disappoint me at all. The story picked up right where the second book left off and the plot is so good that you do not want to put the book down until the very last page. Though this book is part of a series, It could also be read as a standalone. I loved that even though Sarah's ( Nikki's sister) abduction is always on her mind, it was not the most prominent part of the story. Oh, do not get me wrong, I want to find out what happened to Sarah but with Erika's plight it would have been hard to follow both story lines. I thought that it was interesting that Nikki also has to deal with something in her personal life while on this case, showing us readers that even though someone is in Law Enforcement and they are working to protect us, their lives still go on. They do not get to "pause" it so that they can help us.
The one thing that I did not like was that the body count seemed a bit high but I guess that is something that is a part of any "Criminal/FBI Fiction" plot ( it is technically called Suspense). Though there was a lot of action in the story, it was not gruesome or overly descriptive. Overall, I loved the book and I rate it 5 out of 5 stars! *****
I would like to thank Revell , A division of Baker Publishing Group for allowing me to review this book in exchange for a free copy, I was not required to write a favorable review, just an honest one.