on December 1st 2015
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Former detective Jake Young’s first case as a PI brings him to the town of Mystic Glades in search of a missing person. He wasn’t expecting to find someone like Faye Star, a free-spirited beauty whose secrets endanger them both…
¬¬Reviewed by Monique¬¬
Another great romantic suspense by Lena Diaz, one of the masters of the genre! On leave from his regular detective job, Detective Jake Young is looking at becoming a private investigator. His first job takes him to the Florida Everglades in search of a missing person, but before he gets a chance to accomplish anything, a beautiful woman shoots at him and takes him down: Faye Star is also looking for Calvin Gillette, the man who vanished. Faye knows more than she is saying, but so does Jake; however they agree to pool their resources and search together.
MISSING IN THE GLADES is yet another winning romantic suspense by the fabulous Lena Diaz. The Florida swamp is a genius idea for this type of story, especially given the superb characters: Faye is a tiny little thing, a New Age pixie, who turns out to be Jake’s equal in every way. They both have their strengths, they need each other to find Calvin, and they complement each other perfectly. The fact that Jake is a “city boy”, albeit a very competent cop, gives way to very funny banter. And I loved how the instant attraction they felt developed in a very unconventional manner. Faye and Jake are both great characters, very relatable and engaging, and not what we are used to see in this type of story, and I loved MISSING IN THE GLADES even more for that specific reason. As expected, Ms. Diaz has crafted a solid story, with several plot twists, some quite unexpected, complex and wildly entertaining characters, and I cannot wait for the next instalment in the new Marshland Justice series!
I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Readers Copy of this book.