Pursued by Lisa Harris
This new book in The Nikki Boyd Files series by Lisa Harris is a thrilling, mind -bending journey into the work of Missing Persons Detective Nikki Boyd, who in the opening salvo goes on a plane ride that will change the course of her life. In Pursued, author Lisa Harris untangles various webs of money, murder, and dangerous criminal activity that come to light as Detective Boyd can't seem to put down her knack for finding out the right clues to the case. This is my first knack at the Nikki Boyd files books and I was clearly impressed. What was notable about the book was its fast paced and detailed approach to solving the case of the missing lady who was to testify in a court case. Further, there was enough detail in the book to keep you on the edge of your seat but not too many extraneous details or unnecessary fleshing out of the characters in lewd or inappropriate ways.
The plot seemed to move along seamlessly as Nikki picks up clue after clue after coming close to death after her plane crashes before landing safely. The interesting aspect of Nikki's character is her uncanny notion that every little incident matters to the case, including those memories that were fuzzy but come back to the surface after time. After surviving the crash, Nikki pieces together her encounter with the woman at the back of the plane and her efforts to free her from her seatbelt. As time elapses, Nikki is confronted with the truth of this woman and her desire to make a better life for her family, even amidst the string of trouble that was skirting all around her at the time. Nikki begins to chase after the clues to the missing person just as the perpetrators are pursuing Nikki in order to end her life.
Overall, the book was a good detective story that was fast-paced and kept you turning the pages to find out what happens next.
Thanks to Revell Books for the copy of this in exchange for an honest review.