Teenage girls with long blonde hair go missing–and are found dead in shallow graves with a bullet wound in the middle of their foreheads. On the ground nearby–a Polaroid picture. Local police, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are both stumped. The FBI is called for the assistance of a profiler, Special Agent Jordan Lambert. The TBI agent, Garrett Addison, gets hit with another such case his first week on the job–and the FBI agent is the woman he let get away some years before. Time passes, more girls are abducted and killed; some are found, some not.
Throughout the long years of investigation, Garrett and Jordan walk in and out of each other’s lives. They both regret what they don’t have with each other, yet can see no future together. And still, the case goes on. Can the Angel Abductor be that good? Is he hiding in plain sight? Why do the girls go with him without an apparent struggle? What have they missed?
Garrett and Jordan separately became very real to me. I wanted to shake them both and tell them to wake up to their attraction and get on with their lives together! But then the Angel Abductor would strike again, and I’d feel catching him the priority over personal feelings. You’ll get caught up in both lives-and the deaths of the poor girls.
In Vanishing Point, Lisa Harris has written a serial killer novel that perplexes the police agencies. She’s also written an unusual romance. In addition, she ties in her previous Nikki Boyd Files novels by having Nikki become a police officer (Nikki’s sister Sarah was one of the undiscovered victims). You wonder what takes so long to solve the crimes, but then that’s what often happens in the real world. Vanishing Point is a standalone novel even with the loose tie to the Nikki Boyd books-almost as if Harris didn’t think this one would have enough credibility on its own. I give this one three and a half stars.
Lisa Harris has written more than thirty books, is a Christy Award winner and has won the Best Inspirational Suspense Novel from the Romantic Times twice. She and her family have spent fourteen years living as missionaries in southern Africa. Find out more about her at LisaHarrisWrites.com.
Revell Books gave me a copy of Vanishing Point, but I was in no way obligated to write a review.