I think I have finally caught up on my reviews, for the month of August. I have one more to post and then I can finally say I am done for now. I am reading The Regret By: Dan Malakin. So far not a disappointment. What are you reading? I would love to hear about them.
THE SEARCHING MOTHER
Feisty. Independent. Skeptical.
Thirteen years ago her abusive husband stole her baby and gave it up for adoption.
She comes to Atlanta to find her daughter.
Wealthy owner of the Parker Investigative Agency.
The most eligible forty-four-year-old bachelor in Atlanta.
Still mourning the death of his socialite wife, he must solve a disturbing murder case.
Before the killer strikes again.
A serial killer strangling young girls in a bizarre ritual.
She doesn’t need a man.
He needs to find a killer.
Together, can they save a thirteen year old girl?
- Print Length:286 pages
- Publisher:Felicity Books; 3 edition (January 11, 2014)
- Publication Date:January 11, 2014
Linsey Lanier writes chilling mystery-thrillers that keep you up at night.
Daughter of a WWII Navy Lieutenant, she has written fiction for more than fifteen years. She has authored over two dozen novels and short stories, including the popular Miranda’s Rights Mystery series and the Miranda and Parker Mystery series. Someone Else’s Daughter has received over 1,000 reviews and more than 450,000 downloads.
I see-sawed a bit at the beginning of this book but then…wham…I got pulled into it and didn’t stop until the end. The plot of this book is a bit different and the heroine is a LOT different from your normal mystery. Miranda was abused by her cop ex-husband. After she was brutally raped, he demanded that she get an abortion. When she refused, he waited until the baby was three weeks old and then, somehow, used his law enforcement background to put the baby up for adoption without her knowledge. When she learned what he had done, she attacked him for the first time. After he threw her out of the house, she tried to find her child going through legal channels.
Miranda was married but her husband was an abusive cop and got away with it. He takes her baby and gives her up for adoption and then throws Miranda out. After thirteen years of searching for her daughter, Miranda gets a call from a reunion agency. They receive a letter from a girl looking for her birth parents. She’s in Atlanta so that’s where Miranda goes next. She gets a job on a road crew and starts her search. When Miranda is accused of killing a young girl, Parker shows up. Parker owns a detective agency and is asked to find a missing girl. He offers Miranda a job after the charges are dismissed. Can they find a killer before he strikes again? I am giving this 5 stars, I really enjoyed it and I recommend it.