Dee Henderson Pens Another Compelling Cold Case Mystery
Evie Blackwell's reputation as a top investigator for the Illinois State Police has landed her an appointment to the governor's new Missing Persons Task Force. This elite investigative team is launched with plenty of public fanfare. The governor has made this initiative a high priority, so they will have to produce results--and quickly.
Evie and her new partner, David Marshal, are assigned to a pair of unrelated cases in suburban Chicago, and while both involve persons now missing for several years, the cases couldn't be more different. While Evie opens old wounds in a close-knit neighborhood to find a missing college student, David searches for a private investigator working for a high-powered client.
With a deep conviction that "justice for all" truly matters, Evie and David are unrelenting in their search for the truth. But Evie must also find answers to the questions that lie just beneath the surface in her personal life.
- Not up to Uncommon Heroes, but improvement over the last few.
As with many others, I was quite the fan of the uncommon heroes series. And then I was so very disappointed with her following books, particularly one which sounded like a who's who of Dee Henderson books. It reminded me of the Hardy Boys books that would advertise their previous titles saying something like, "As happened at the Mystery of the Drunken Horse." So when my husband bought this title, I couldn't work up much enthusiasm to listen, but a road trip to the rescue! I found it much better than the previous two that I'd read. It did hold my interest from beginning to end. I didn't feel that she spent all her time promoting her other books. And I did enjoy the plot. I agree with some others that she could keep her heroine a little more stable by keeping her interest on one man throughout the series. I did like the boyfriend, Rob, but he was certainly a peripheral character, not integral to the story. He didn't need to be any form of a cop or investigator to play a more intensive role. I wish Dee had woven him into the plot in a more indisposable manner.