Friday 18 May 2018

Book ~ "Missing Her" (2017) Brenda Chapman

From Goodreads ~ Shelley Vincent has been missing for over a year. Her fiancé, Albert Romaine, is desperate to find out what happened to her. With Christmas less than a week away and no plans to speak of, PI Anna Sweet is happy to take the case. 

But as Anna digs deeper into Shelley's past, she uncovers more questions than answers. Why would a woman with everything to live for simply disappear? Was Shelley murdered? And if so, why didn't the police find her body? 

Anna begins to have a bad feeling. She learns that her every move is being tracked ... and she fears a killer is closing in. Whoever holds the key to Shelley Vincent's disappearance isn't talking - and Anna Sweet is running out of time.

Anna and Jada, both former police officers, run a private investigations firm.  Nick is their office manager and is dating Anna.  It's the Christmas season and Anna will be all alone.  Jada is moving into a new apartment, Nick (a part-time actor) is in New York shooting a movie, her father is heading to Florida to spend time with his girlfriend and her sister is Barbados with her new boyfriend.

Anna is hired by Albert to look into the disappearance of his fiancée, Shelley, who hasn't been seen or heard from in about a year.  Everyone assumes she has committed suicide but no one knows why should would do it since she had a loving fiancé, was close to her mother and sister and had good friends.

I've read quite a few books by this author and I liked this one. It's a quick read at about 50 pages. It's set in the author's hometown of Ottawa. I like this author's writing style. It is written in first person perspective in Anna's voice.

Though it's the sixth in the Anna Sweet series, it works as a stand alone.

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