Review: Missing

Title: Missing
Author: Ann Jones
Published: 2017
Page Count: 359
Rating: 3/5

I received this book from the author in return for an honest review. This in no way influences my opinion.

Missing follows a detective, Melinda (Lyn), who is working on a missing persons case with her partner Jud. As soon as Lyn sees the picture of the missing woman, she instantly and easily recognizes her, because it is her twin sister, Melissa. Lyn has not spoken or seen her sister since they were separated at a young age and she had no idea that Melissa was living in the same city as herself. Melissa was sent to one set of their grandparents and Lyn was sent to the other when their parents died from a drug overdose. Lyn and Jud set out to find Melissa and in the process Lyn discovers some more information on her past and her family.

I’ll start out by saying that this book had me interested from the beginning. As soon as I read that Melissa and Lyn were twins, I was instantly questioning how this book was going to turn out. At the start, I felt that Lyn was not concerned about her sister at all. She didn’t seem upset or frantic. She was just acting as if Melissa had no relation to her at all. I understand that she did not want to be thrown from the case for having a personal relationship from Melissa but she really did not show any kind of feelings about her twin sister being missing. It was also a little odd that after all these years, Lyn and Melissa had no contact or any attempts at contact. Lyn had no idea that Melissa lived in the same city as her or that she has a husband and two kids.

The romance between Lyn and Jud is cute but it seemed very predictable. At one point in the book, I was actually questioning if Melissa’s husband, Gary, was involved because he lied to the police about calling Melissa’s work to see if she showed up. But we never did get any clarification on why he ended up lying to the police.

Overall, this book caught my attention and I thought it was a decent quick read. The Kindle version is 191 pages but on my iBooks it showed up as 359 but it was still a very fast and quick read. I would recommend this to my friends who like mystery and I will definitely pick up the next book to find out what happens next.


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