Paradise Crime Mysteries Book 15
Danger lurks in paradise.
The past never stays buried.
Sixteen years ago, Sergeant Lei Texeira met Harriet Vierra and Malia, the infant she adopted, in a deadly encounter in Mexico. Now a detective with the Maui Police Department, Harry works with Lei, and Malia, a teen sleuth, is determined to find her lost friend Camille.
But Camille is only one of many missing girls.
Young women are vanishing across the islands without a trace. Lei and Harry search for answers with the FBI, as Malia secretly conducts her own dangerous investigation: but for the girls taken by traffickers, time is running out.
Award winning bestseller author Toby Neal is back with Shark Cove (Paradise Crime Mysteries Book #15) and this may prove to be her best book yet! Neal takes readers on a bit of a “back to the future” tour with this plot. If you have read this series from the beginning, you will know how Sergeant Lei Texeira got her first training in personal defense and why she is such a fierce warrior. Sixteen years ago Lei met Harriet Vierra and Malia, the infant daughter that she adopted. They met because of a deadly encounter in Mexico. Harry is now a detective and working with Lei at the Maui Police Department. Malia, is a teen sleuth, whose best friend Camille has gone missing.
Other young women across the islands are disappearing without a trace. Lei, Harry and the FBI are pulling out all stops to find the missing girls. Malia decides to take matters into her own hands and conduct her own investigation. Neal does not disappoint as she keeps you on the edge of your seat from start to finish! This plot is as fresh as if it was torn from this morning’s newsfeed. The characters are realistic and Neal always has a way of making her villains particularly heinous. Just when you think you may have solved the whole mystery, Neal drops another bombshell on you to keep you reading another chapter or two! I particularly liked that Malia was relentless in her quest to find her friend Camille. She had that “gut feeling” all great police investigators get while working a case. The future of the Maui Police Department looks bright with young women like Malia looking ahead at a career in law enforcement.
I was provided a complimentary copy of this book by the author/publisher. The opinions expressed here are completely my own and without influence.