An on the job injury probably means the end of field work for CIA Agent Jake Halsey. Still he is highly regarded so no final decision has been made as his superior wants to allow Jake time to heal before they reassess.
Jake goes to Salt Lake City to recover, but is irate that he must recuperate when his stepmother is missing and probably in deep trouble. To pass time he works as a genealogist. Attorney Maggie McFarland, CEO of the Kathryn McFarland National Foundation that has recovered thousands of missing children, hires Jake to track her younger sister Kathryn, abducted over two decades ago as an infant. Jake feels in his element with the only new ingredient being that he is falling in love with his client who reciprocates though she feels guilty by doing so when her now adult sibling remains lost.
This exciting thriller highlights the impact even years after of an abduction of a beloved; Maggie has more than just dedicated her life to the memory of the incident as she attempts to find her sister; she gave up her own life until Jake enters the scene. The story line is a fabulous investigative romance starring two individuals with scars that have not healed. THE DAUGHTER'S RETURN is Rebecca Winters at her best, which mean contemporary readers will want to peruse this one sitting thriller.
Even though I knew the ending - the daughter found... how she got there was extremely interesting as she was trying to find her parents, and they were trying to find her.