While Gemma’s dealing with a missing child case, Duncan catches a possible arson, complicated by the fact that they found a body at the site. When Gemma also gets called in to help a friend with another potential missing person, their leads indicate that the two cases are connected. But can they solve them quickly enough when the life of a child might be at stake?
I have mixed feelings about this one. There are some really great moments, but a few great moments a good book does not make. I love the fact that Winnie from A Finer End is back, especially since Hazel is MIA in this one. However, there are too many extranious characters who don’t do much to move the story forward, and at least one of the main side characters was particularly annoying. It was also frustrating that while there is a major event that’s happening in Gemma and Duncan’s family, very little time is spent on it. It felt like the balance of personal and professional was off on this one. It was also very slow to get going. Things really don’t get moving plot wise until about the last third of the book, and it’s a bit of slog to get there. There was just enough to keep me reading thought over all it was not one of the strongest outings in this series. Three out of five stars.