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“Vendetta” by Lisa Harris
#1 in the Nikkie Boyd Files
Review source: Revell Reads Program
My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
About the Book:
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-paced pursuit of justice that will have you holding your breath until the heart-stopping finish.
This book was a lot more than I thought it’d be when I first started it! I thought it would just be moderately good to me, because modern day fiction is just not a particular favourite genre of mine, and I don’t really read a lot of mysteries. But wow! This book quickly grabbed a hold of me and wouldn’t let go. I was so pleasantly surprised! It was well written, and creepy at times. It kept me guessing who the Angel Abductor could be. And the ending was a surprise. You’ll, of course, have to read it for yourself to find out the twists and surprises, because I’m sure not going to give any away! :)
The characters were well crafted, and I really liked Nikki and Tyler. They felt like very realistic characters, and I really appreciated the realness to Nikki and the struggles she faced, and how she handled the fear. The end sure had my heart pumping!
I really wish more teens would be aware of the dangers there are online. This book really portrayed it well, and I think more should be informed. In the beginning, I wanted to recommend this to all teens because it was informative, but the middle-end got really tense that I think I’d have to recommend it to older teens/adults at least.
There was a touch of romance, but it definitely wasn’t the focal point. I think there might be a bit more in the follow series (at least I hope…two characters I would like together :D), but it seems innocent.
” “But that’s just it,” Nikki turned to Tyler, catching his gaze. “I don’t need perfect. I just want someone who looks at me and sees my imperfections and decides to take a chance with me anyway. Someone who will tell me how he feels, love me despite my flaws, and maybe take out the trash while he’s at it.” The realness of two people being together, sharing who they were, the good and the bad.” Chapter 14 “Vendetta” by Lisa Harris.
I really liked this quote. Who doesn’t want that in a relationship?
All in all, I was very pleased with this book and am looking forward to more in the series!
*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review which I have given