Publication Date: 2015
Number of Pages: 288
Series: The Nikki Boyd Files-Book 1
Summary on back cover:
No one needs to push Nikki Boyd to excel on the Tennessee Missing Persons Task Force. The case of her own missing sister, still unsolved after ten years, is the driving force in her work. When a Polaroid photo of a missing girl shows up at a crime scene, Nikki quickly recognizes similarities to the past. The closer she gets to the abductor, the more she feels this case has become personal, and she is not the hunter...but the hunted.
With this explosive first book in the Nikki Boyd Files, award-winning author Lisa Harris takes you on a fast-past pursuit of justice that will have you holding your breath until the heart-stopping finish.
When I saw this book was coming out I was really excited on what Lisa Harris had to bring to the table. I had read her first series and was not that impressed. (exception to the third book, that one was worth the read.) The first thing I want to touch base on is that it is a trilogy, meaning it leaves you craving for the next book and has the same main characters. Now, I have read many books in my day and have read VERY few that can pull this style off. In most of them it felt like it was dragging on and on without resolution. Vendetta did not fall in this category. I had never read a book in which it flowed so smoothly into the next one. I felt closure at the end but it still, like I said, left me craving for the next book. Or in my case, marking it on the calendar when the next one was going to be released. I was very impressed with that area.
As far as character devolvement, terrible. Let me explain. Lisa Harris has to fit plot and character development, good pace, romance etc. in a book that is only two-hundred and eighty-eighty pages when a normal suspense novel is about three-hundred and fifty. So in some respects she had to cram. Which is not bad, but does not leave room for things such as getting to know the character in detail. Also, Nikki’s relationship with God always seemed about herself. Instead of relying on God to help her persevere through the difficult time, it always seemed centered around her. Maybe that’s not what Lisa Harris was trying to convey, it’s just the impression I got.
Another thing that stood out to me was the pace. I don't know about you but I love a good “buckle-down-because-this-book-is-not-stopping-until-the-end" kind of book. I found myself not wanting to put it down. A whirlwind of excitement.
To sum it all up I think it was definitely worth the read. If you like your books to be very detailed and thorough this would not be my first suggestion. But I still think, no matter your genre of books you should give it a try.
Hope you found this helpful.