‘MISSING’: Exhilarating Suspense from Lisa Harris


‘MISSING’: Exhilarating Suspense from Lisa Harris. Review of the 2016 romantic suspense novel. All review text © Rissi JC

As an agent of the Tennessee Missing Persons task force, Nikki Boyd is used to seeing a multitude of cases cross her desk. Specializing in the missing persons unit, driven by her personal past, Nikki’s latest case sends her on a search for a missing wife. With the woman’s husband dead, and a trail of men seeking her who’d do the woman harm, Nikki will have to unravel the case before someone else finds her victim. Even if that means turning the investigation on her best friend, Tyler… the man she harbors unrequited love for.

Missing, by Lisa Harris | Book Review

Up until I’d read Vendetta, I was unfamiliar with Harris’ books. But it only takes the one novel for me to impress. The style, characters and rapid pace won me over like nothing else had. Book one set up a story (about Nikki’s missing sister) that is meant to linger throughout the trilogy. While frustrating for a reader who wants answers, it’s this that keeps us up and flipping pages, all while being actively invested in this story and its characters.

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One of the best things about this series, and novel in particular, are the characters. They’ve developed, but haven’t revealed all of their secrets (just yet), which forces us to keep peeling back those layers. Everyone is complex (Nikki’s teammates) and interesting (like Nikki herself), which is sure to keep you reading late into night as much as the adventure does. What I loved most about the characters is that the romance differs from the norm. It’s not the usual kind of sparks or “instant” romance that some stories opt for. This keeps the relationship interesting and us “on our toes” as we wonder what will happen (even though we’re confident it’ll turn out as it should).

Needless to say, even though everything about the characters is memorable, the suspense shouldn’t be underrated. It too is wonderfully written. The mystery in Missing might not be as interesting or breath-catching as Vendetta but it keeps the reader engaged and looking to untangle this mystery.

If you love a good mystery that’s as much about saving lives as it is about bringing justice to the victims, you’ll love Lisa Harris’ Nikki Boyd Files.


Author: Lisa Harris
Publisher: Revell
Publication Date: 2016
Genre: Fiction; Mystery and Suspense, Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Source: Bought
Add the Book: Goodreads
Rating: 4 out of 5

About Rissi JC

amateur graphic designer. confirmed bookaholic. bubbl’r enthusiast. critical thinker. miswesterner. social media coordinator. writer.


  1. I'm definitely going to check this book out further. Thanks for introducing it to me and for a great review!

    I'm new to blogging and book reviewing, and I was wondering if you had any tips for newbie bloggers and book reviewers.

    If you have the time, please check out my blog @breenysbooks. I'd love any feedback. Have a wonderful day.

    1. YAY! Hope you enjoy, Breeny. :) It's a great story if you like fast paced suspense.

      Welcome to the book blogging community! So glad to meet you and have you join our fun bookish place – we never seem to tire of talking ALL THE BOOKS! :) A few blogging friends did write some posts about blogging if you'd like to look through those. Scroll down the page (http://www.rissiwrites.com/p/ive-had-idea-bubbling-for-while-now.html) and you'll find the posts that made up the series. Sadly, the series is neglected, but we had fun while it lasted. And that is always an important tip: have fun! :)

      Of course, I'll be glad to stop by your blog! Always enjoy chatting with fellow bloggers. Thank you for visiting Finding Wonderland. Visit anytime.

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