Missing Eden - Angela Matelli, Bk 2 Author:Wendi Lee Between the daily tribulations of her large Italian-American family from East Boston and her ongoing caseload as a private investigator, Angela Matelli barely has time to eat and sleep, much less take on additional work. But when Ev Morrow, Angela's mentor and friend from her Marine Corp days, contacts her about helping him with a personal matte... more »r, she can hardly refuse. Morrow's ex-wife kidnapped their fourteen-year-old daughter, Edie, three months ago and Ev has tracked them to the Boston area, but there the trail has gone cold. Angela is able to track down Edie's mother easily enough but she is too late - Edie herself disappeared without warning, leaving no trace, over a week ago. More alarmingly, Edie's best friend, who disappeared at the same time, has just turned up dead, and simple kidnapping has begun to look like something far more sinister.« less
But private investigator Angela Matelli is still soldiering on, especially when it comes to the duties of her large Italian family in Boston's east end. Currently she's been recruited to inform Ma that sister Sophia is dating a married man, and younger sister Rosa is new her pesky shadow, working as an "intern".
Then out of the past comes ex-Marine Ev Morrow, a former mentor. His fourteen-year-old daughter, Edie, is missing, kidnapped by his unstable ex-wife. Angela picks up the trail, only to discover that Edie has run away with a friend whose body has just washed up on Revere Beach. As the pieces fall into place, Angela fears it may be too late to save Edie.