This is Jodi Compton's debut novel. Speaking both as an avid reader and writer I can't say enough nice things about Compton's first effort. The twists and turns in this thriller fit nicely with the rollercoaster ride missing-persons investigator, Sarah Pribek embarks on in search of her missing husband. But wait, there's more! Compton's sequel - Sympathy between Humans - is equal to, or perhaps better, than 37th Hour.
Ms Compton, I'm telling anyone who'll listen, "This lady's a champ!"
Great and suspenseful! Stories of being lost and being found by dectectives that put their whole selves into the job. Finding missing people has a method, but that method is useless when a detective goes missing...
Sarah Pribek's husband vanishes without a trace. As a seasoned missing-person's investigator, the cop inside her knows something is wrong. The investigation takes her back to her husband's religion steeped childhood, his family, his cold cases.
A seasoned missing-persons investigator, Sarah Pribek is used to anxious calls from wives and parents, used to the innocent explanations that resolve so many of her cases. But when her husband, a fellow officer, vanishes without a trace, the cop inside her knows: something is terribly wrong. Suddenly Sarah find herself at the beginning of the kind of investigation she has made so often. But for her, this one is personal. It will take her back to the beginning, to her husband's religion-steeped childhood, his family, his cold cases-including the one horrifing case that struck them both too close to home. And as she moves further down a trail of shocking surpresies and bitter revelations, Sarah is about to discover that her worst fear-that her husband is dead-may be less painful than what she will learn next.
I was impressed with this new author so much I have already ordered her second book which happens to also include the main caracter from this one, Sarah Pribek. The story was suspenseful, lots of twists and turns. I couldn't put it down. Jodi's characters are believable, some you like, some you want to hate..., complex adults. In any event, I can't wait to meet them again.
When Sarah Pribek's, MP Investigor, goes missing she finds herself at the beginning of the kind of investigation she has made so often. But for her this is one is personal. Sarah is about to discover that her worst fear--her husband is dead--may be less painful than what she will learn next... You can't put this book down!