Title: Every Missing Girl
Author: Leanne Kale Sparks
Publication: February 7, 2023
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Genre: Crime Thrillers
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SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads)
The stunning landscape of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains are among our greatest natural treasures. But there are deadly secrets lurking in the craggy heights. FBI Special Agent Kendall Beck and Denver Homicide Detective Adam Taylor team up to investigate a kidnapping crime, but the case quickly turns cold. When Taylor’s niece, Frankie, suddenly vanishes at a local hockey rink, it’s clear that there’s a predator on the loose—and now, the case has turned personal.
One discovery after another leads Beck and Taylor closer to the truth, as they close in on the devastating truth about the fates of the missing girls—and the many who came before them. Will they be able to find Frankie before it’s too late? In this thrilling story, Leanne Kale Sparks weaves the threads of this harrowing drama and builds the intensity to a fever pitch.
**A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**
I know it’s a dark topic, but books about abductions or trafficking always hook me. I think it is because it is a high intensity, suspenseful storyline. I was very much hoping Every Missing Girl was that.
The story follows a missing girl and her family, one of which is a homicide detective and FBI agent Kendall Beck who specializes in missing kids. The story started out great with a quick grab to get you into the story. I liked Kendall right off the bat. Her straight to the point personality was someone I could connect with compared to my own personality. Adam was a little harder for me to connect to, but I understood his passion for his missing family member.
My biggest, and really only complaint was the fast hook at the beginning faded to a slow build. I would have liked the middle of this book to be far more intense and high suspense instead of that slow burn. While the story was still interesting, this was a little less hooking to me and I found it hard to really want to come back to reading. However, I did enjoy the story and really wanted to know how this was going to turn out. It also did not end how I was expecting. I was quite shocked!
Overall Every Missing Girl is a great mystery with some twists you will not see coming. I’ll definitely check out more from this author!