I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.No One Saw by Beverly Long
Genres: Crime, Mystery
Published by MIRA on June 30, 2020
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Also by this author: Ten Days Gone
Nobody saw a thing. Or so they say…
Baywood police department detective A.L. McKittridge is no stranger to tough cases, but when five-year-old Emma Whitman disappears from her day care, there isn’t a single shred of evidence to go on. Neither the grandmother who dropped her off, nor the teacher whose care she was supposed to be in, can account for the missing child. There are no witnesses. No trace of where she might have gone. There’s only one thing A.L. and his partner, Rena Morgan, are sure of—somebody is lying.
With the clock ticking, A.L. and Rena are under extreme pressure as they discover their instincts are correct: all is not as it seems. The Whitmans are a family with many secrets, and A.L. and Rena will have to race to untangle a growing web of lies if they’re going to find the thread that leads them to Emma…before it’s too late.
Here is what I thought
I really loved the first book in this series and so I couldn’t wait to dive into the new one and I think this series is on good start to being a new favorite if it keeps this up!
In this one it gets started pretty quick with A.L. just getting home from vacationing with Tess and gets a phone call from his partner Rena. He doesn’t even get any rest as there is a missing child from a daycare and they need to act fast.
The child couldn’t have just disappeared but the grandmother says she dropped her off with a daycare worker, that daycare worker swears she never seen Emma. So who is lying? What happened to Emma? It’s a race against time because she is only five years old and the longer she is missing the less of a chance of bringing her home alive.
The shear number of suspects hand my head spinning so I was never really able to quit figure out who it was that might have taken the little girl. Everyone seemed to be guilty of something from the parents to the coworkers. So I thought that made for a pretty decent mystery.
I am really starting to love the characters in this series. A.L. is very passionate about his job, loves his family and I like the new relationship he has with Tess and how it’s going. Rena is equally passionate about her job and I really hope she gets that baby she wants so much some day! I also think her husband is pretty understand when it comes to the problems they have with not being able to have a baby. I know her want and drive to have a baby can sometimes mess up a relationship. I really like the glimpses of their lives we get along with the two detectives be in the middle of a case.
I would recommend this to anyone who loves a good crime mystery story. It could probably be read on it’s own okay but why would you not want to read book one Ten Days Gone! 🙂