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October 29, 2015

Vendetta {Lisa Harris}

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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.

My Thoughts:
From the very first chapter of this book I could not put it down until I knew how it was all going to end. This is one of those stories that I would love to see on the big screen.

Nikki becomes an instantly familiar character and it is so easy to see her as a friend rather than just a character in a story. She has such a heart for her job and her mission to help others. She seems to truly care for her family and friends and would do anything in her power to care for them and see to their well-being. I loved her ability to think fast and work through all the many obstacles that came her way in this book.

The other characters in this book come together to create an amazing crime solving team. I could just picture them as they made their way through Tennessee on a mission to bring home a missing girl. As each character developed, it was also easy to feel like you had known them forever.

The story itself is so intense. With each page, there is another twist and turn. Just when you think you know how the story is going to end, something else happens and throws so many other options in the path. I found terrified for Nikki through parts of this story in hopes that should would find a way out of her situation.

In the end, we get both a happy and sad ending, but we also have a whole new story that is completely wide open. I cannot wait for the next book in this series so I can catch up with these characters and watch their story continue.

Award-winning author of nineteen novels and novellas, Lisa Harris lives with her husband and their three children in Mozambique, Africa, where they work as missionaries. 

When she is not busy writing or home schooling, she loves traveling, cooking different ethnic foods, and photographing animals and birds in the African bush. Visit her website at and her blog at

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