Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Gone Without A Trace - A Review

Published - July 2015, Revel Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group
Series - Logan Point Book 3
Author - Patricia Bradley
Title - Gone Without a Trace
Format - ebook, paper
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Detective Livy Reynolds has been searching for her cousin since she disappeared two and a half years before. When she's sidelined from her job as a detective, Livy doesn't know what to do with her time. Alex Jennings is a private investigator from Texas looking into the disappearance of a senator's daughter. The case is eerily similar to the disappearance of Livy's cousin. Despite the fact that Alex drives her crazy, Livy offers to help. But time is running out and this case has more twists in it than either expect.

After waiting until two days before the review was due to start the book, I'm really glad that I was quickly engrossed in the book. It also helps I'm a fast reader. From the first page, I was drawn in. As the book progressed, I had my suspicions about who the villain would be, and I wanted to know if I was right.

Livy has been in both of the other books. She's not my favorite heroine, but I did come to like her more. In this book, she's struggling with an incident that occurred in her detective work. She's afraid to take chances now, but as she learns to trust a man who is similar to her father in many ways, she's able to take chances. Even at the possibility that someone she loves may be hurt because of the chance she takes.

I really enjoyed Alex. He has a controlling family, and yet he wanted to be his own man. I loved how he broke out of the mold of his family's expectations and pursued a career that defined him and not the family business. I also liked how he overcame Livy's defenses and fell in love with her. Sure, he still has issues to work through. But I can see him doing so, easily.

Overall, the book was very good. I don't think that it will be the last in the Logan Point series, but if it is, then the series concluded well.

I received this book for free from Revell books for the purpose of reviewing. My thoughts and opinions are my own.

Recommended to fans of romantic suspense, Irene Hannon, Lynette Eason

Rating - 4 stars

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