The case: A parent's nightmare. The moment his mother turns her back, three-year-old Michael vanishes.
The cop: She grew up on the streets of L.A., §o Detective Jackie Kaminsky understands the troubled kids and broken families she deals with every day. And she knows when people are lying. Like now. Despite eyewitness accounts and lie-detector tests, something about little Michael's disappearance doesn't ring true.
The witness: His story is chilling, but is he a credible witness? He claims he's never met the family; he's simply a carpenter who dreams of returning to his Montana ranch.
Jackie has three choices. She can dismiss the man as a handsome nutcase. She can arrest him as the only suspect. Or she can believe him.
With a little boy's life at risk, she cant afford to make the wrong choice.
Sandy B. reviewed First Impression (Jackie Kaminsky, Bk 1) on
Mrs. Melon took her son with her to go shopping and turned her back on him for just a few seconds and then the boy disappeared. She thinks her ex-husband took him, because he has to win at everything. This is every parents nightmare. To have a child snatched up when in a crowded place with no idea of where to go, just guesses.
Detective Jackie Kaminsky is on a child kidnapping case. Unfortunately, there isn't a lot to go on. It happened in a mall broad daylight, with no witnesses/clues whatsoever. Further investigation reveals that the parents were in a custody battle, yet neither seems to have him. When carpenter Paul Arnussen comes forward to help the police by citing his psychic episode, he rockets to the top of their very short list. This is a whodunnit story steeped in police procedures, featuring a cop that cares--even if her own life ain't no bed of roses. I'll definitely look forward to seeing more of Jackie Kaminsky. I'd also recommend ALL of J.D. Robb's works.
AMAZON.COM READER'S REVIEW
A child is missing! Detective Jackie Kaminsky has only one witness who tells a chilling story. Jackie has three choices: dismiss the man as a nutcase, arrest him as a suspect, or believe him. With a little boy's life at risk, she can't afford a wrong choice.
*the pages are fine, in like new condition, but the front cover does have some damage, not major to me, but I wanted to let you know. (it came from a yard sale with a small hole and rip, but I just wanted to read the book, it didn't bother me)