Missing (The Nikki Boyd Files)

by Lisa Harris

Paperback, 2016

Status

Available

Call number

813.6

Publication

Revell (2016), 318 pages

Description

Fiction. Romance. Suspense. Lucy Hudson goes missing after her husband is found murdered. Special Agent Nikki Boyd doesn't know who to trust as her search for Lucy plunges her into a deadly world of counterfeit drugs.

Language

Original language

English

Physical description

318 p.; 8.5 inches

ISBN

0800724194 / 9780800724191

User reviews

LibraryThing member Robin661
Missing
Lisa Harris

Book Summary: Nikki Boyd Enters the Deadly World of Counterfeit Drugs to Find a Missing Woman Nikki Boyd isn't usually called in on homicides; her forte is missing persons. But when a case with two murdered and two missing pops up on a quiet suburban street, she's ready to start
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the investigation and find missing homeowners Mac and Lucy Hudson. When the first clues lead her to the boat of her friend Tyler Grant--and another dead body--Nikki must untangle what ties Tyler to the Hudsons. The clues pull her into a deadly maze of counterfeit drugs and a killer who will stop at nothing to silence anyone who threatens his business--including Nikki.

Review: This is part two a series. I find the pace to be fast and steady. It was a pretty quick read. The setting is Tennessee, Nashville more specifically with great writing and well written. I am now looking forward to the third in this thrilling series. There are two story lines going on at once. One is the current mystery and the other is Nikki’s missing sister. Both are gripping. If you did not read the first book it does a decent job of providing details about the need to know things from book 1 without spoiling the book. The current mystery takes up the majority of the time with a lot of action and sadly death. While there is violence it is not in graphic detail nor over blown. The transitions from one event to another are mostly smooth and easily followed. The ending was like watching the end of a fireworks display, in some respects you sit and process the details and in another respect you were wishing it could continue. Overall a great mystery with a thrill of romance/friendship, Just enough details that kept me hooked.

I would like to thank Net Galley and Revell for allowing me to read and review this book in return for a free copy and I was never asked to write a favorable review by anyone. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
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LibraryThing member polarmath
Missing is the second book in the Nikki Boyd Files and is another great action mystery. I liked seeing how the author was able to combine the new story and mix in some of the ongoing story that involves Nikki's sister. This book added to what we knew of the characters from the first story, but in
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such a way that you did not have to had read it.
Nikki usually works with missing persons, but when a homicide involves a missing person as well, she finds herself involved. She then finds herself involved personally when the case takes her to a boat of a friend of hers and she finds herself protecting his family as well. The book combined the elements of Nikki's personal life as well as her professional life in a way that you found yourself wanting to turn to the back of the book to see how it all was going to turn out.
I received a copy from the author to read and review.
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LibraryThing member lamb521
Title: Missing (The Nikki Boyd Files #2)
Author: Lisa Harris
Pages: 320
Year: 2016
Publisher: Revell
My rating is 5 stars.
Simply put, awesome! In book two of the series, Nikki’s interested in more than just being friends with Tyler. The only problem is she doesn’t know how Tyler feels about her and
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she is scared to lose his friendship. Plus, in this sequel, there is another case that soon grows out of proportion to what at first became a missing person’s case.
This story seemed to have more action, adventure, danger, etc. Plus, while Nikki’s sister is still missing, Nikki has to decide whether she wants to remain in the force or go back to teaching kindergartners. Tyler is ready to move forward in his life, but he isn’t sure in any area how without it affecting his son Liam. Tyler wants to have a job that fits his personality and uses his military experience, but he doesn’t want to be in school or behind a desk.
The questions being asked by Nikki and Tyler about many aspect of life, work and faith do reach some conclusion. However, the book is left on a cliffhanger that makes me long to read the next installment coming out in 2017 titled Pursued. I found the novel had me chasing a few rabbit trails in figuring out who the main antagonist was, but that also kept me turning pages!
The only almost “unreal” aspect was how Nikki seemed to keep being saved “in the nick of time” by either Tyler or someone else. While Nikki being saved right before she might perish makes for a lighter story, it just seemed to cast a somewhat unenjoyable aspect to the book. I am sure people know agents do lose their life in the line of duty and some do get saved. Those moments when Nikki got rescued were rushed moments in the storyline, but I really enjoyed book two more than the first book. However, book one established the main characters along with their different backgrounds so it would be helpful to read Vendetta before Missing.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255. “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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LibraryThing member vintagebeckie
Fans of romantic suspense cannot go wrong with author Lisa Harris. In the second book of her Nikki Boyd Files series, Missing, you’ve got the whole package: fast-paced action with twists and turns to keep both the characters and the reader off-balance and a developing romance that is very
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natural. While you can certainly read this novel as a standalone, I recommend you begin with Vendetta. You don’t want to miss anything from this talented author.

Nikki Boyd works on the Missing Person’s Task Force within the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. The last place they are usually called to is a murder scene, but two people are missing and time is running out as the murder count rises and the danger increases. There is also a very personal connection for Nikki. Her long time friend, Tyler is soon drawn into the case. Will Nikki be able to solve the case before it’s too late?

There are several elements that make Missing an excellent choice for those who like their suspense with sparks. Nikki and Tyler are credible and relatable characters with believable emotions and actions. Their relationship changes naturally one the course of the book. Both characters are believers in Christ and turn to Him for guidance and strength. Nikki’s dedication to her job stems from her own missing person experience and that story line and search for closure also continues in Missing. The all too real mystery involving counterfeit drugs and its impact on patient safety and well-being keeps the reader engaged and thinking. The third person account lets the reader in on the what Nikki discovers, but keeps you guessing up until the end. As the case is solved, there are a few loose ends in the unfolding romance between Nikki and Tyler and in Nikki’s sister’s own case — I’m really looking forward to more great writing, wonderful characters and action-packed suspense in book 3, Pursued.

Recommended,

Audience: adults.

(Thanks to the author and Revell for a review copy of this book. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)
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LibraryThing member Virginia51
This is a great second book in a series. I love Nikki Boyd and hope that sometime she a Tyler can work things out and get together. This book had many twists and turns and kept me on my toes. I didn't want to put this down. Nikki is trying to find a missing woman and having many harrowing
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experiences. I received this book from Revell and the author for a fair and honest opinion.
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LibraryThing member DTChantel
There's nothing more enjoyable than cracking open a new Lisa Harris book, and with her Nikki Boyd series, the pleasure has increased a thousand fold. If you want non-stop action, unrelenting suspense, heartbreaking drama and wonderful romance, you'll definitely want to read this book.

"Missing," is
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the second book in the series and this time, Nikki is on home turf as she tries to find a missing woman at the crux of a counterfeit drug conspiracy. You won't be able to put this book down once you start, and it will leave you eagerly awaiting the next installment.

**I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review**
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