Wednesday, June 8, 2011

A Review of "The Girl Who Disappeared Twice" and a GIVEAWAY! [37]

The Girl Who Disappeared Twice by Andrea Kane
Mira, ISBN 978-0778329848
May 31, 2011, 400 pages



SHE COULDN'T STOP IT. NOT THEN. NOT NOW. If she'd only turned her head, she would have seen the car containing her daughter, struggling to get out. Struggling to escape her kidnapper.
Despite all her years determining the fates of families, veteran family court judge Hope Willis couldn't save her own. Now she's frantically grasping at any hope for Krissy's rescue. Her husband dead-set against it, she calls Casey Woods and her team of renegade investigators, Forensic Instincts.
A behaviorist. A techno-wizard. An intuitive. A former Navy SEAL. Unconventional operatives. All with unique talents and personal reasons for being part of Casey's group, they'll do whatever it takes.
Able to accurately read people after the briefest of encounters, Casey leads her crew to Krissy's home. There, she picks up the signs of a nervous spouse, a guilty conscience, a nanny that hides on her cell. She watches as secrets beg to creep into the open.
Forensic Instincts will dig through each tiny clue and eliminate the clutter. But time is running out, and even working around the clock, the authorities are bound by the legal system. Not so Casey's team. For they know that the difference between Krissy coming back alive and disappearing forever could be as small as a suspect's rapid breathing, or as deep as Hope's dark family history. 

I must admit that when I first started reading this book and found out about this group, Forensic Instincts, it sounded like a bit of a gimmick. A bit too much like an adventure movie. Well, as is so often true, I was wrong. What it is is a great setup for a great book series. At least I hope so, because I would certainly be up for reading more about their adventures and finding out a bit more about these individuals. I certainly love police procedurals, but it is fun to read a book where those investigating the crime can follow a few more interesting paths.

This book has it all...a good plot with any number of great suspects, good characters, a little romance and even a little run in with the mafia. It is very well written.
Ok, I figured out the "Bad Guy" before the end, ok, well before the end, but it was still great fun figuring out how it all worked out. And it really says a lot for me that even though I had figured out who the kidnapper was, the book still held my attention until the last page.
A good, entertaining read!



And even better folks, due to the kind people at Mira, one of you can be the winner of your very own copy.
The contest is open to residents of the US and Canada.
Just leave me a comment.
If you are a follower, leave me a separate comment for a second entry.
The contest will run through 6/23, 11:59PM EDT, when I and the folks at Random.org will pick a winning number.

22 comments:

  1. The storyline of this book is great. I just love a good mystery.
    I would love to win and read this book.

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  3. Sounds like a good one! Please enter me in the drawing.

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  4. A devoted follower here . . . .


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  5. I'd love to read this one. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  6. New follower!
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  7. This sounds like a good one! Knowing whodunit before the book ends usually doesn't bother me. I'd love to be entered.

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  9. Sounds like a good mystery to me, please enter me in the giveaway.

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  12. I read this book and enjoyed it as well, hoping for a sequel to the cast!

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  13. sounds like an interesting book

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  14. Sounds like a good one. I've enjoyed Andrea Kane's other books.

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  17. thanks for the opportunity to read this fabulous novel :P)

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  18. I would love to read this book—please enter me to win!

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