(...)I've read a few of her books in the past but it was a distant past filled with so many books that I couldn't remember if I enjoyed her or not.
Josh Kirkwood is kidnapped while waiting for a ride home from ice hockey pratice. His mother,doctor and head of the local hospital, is summonded due to a multple car accident as she prepares to leave. She has a clerk call the rink to let Josh know she'd be late,just like a lot of busy mothers. Dad is extremely busy with a "client" and does not hear Josh's phone message begging him to come and get him.
Special Agent Meg O'Malley is assigned to placid Dear Lake, Michigan, a small town in the frozen north. Like many small towns across the USA,nothing much happens,a nice peaceful town where everyone knows their neighbors or do they? She has a steadfast rule never to date cops which has worked for her during her career. Enters Chief Mitch Holt who had lost his wife and only son at a local covience store. For many years, Mitch has kept his heart safe behind his wall and badge.
The kidnapping pulls the town together as they look for Josh. No one could understand why this has happened to such a perfect family, to this perfect little town but people have secrets. Many suspects appear, many false clues pervail upon Megan and Mitch. Although Megan has a chip on her shoulder the size of Texas and Mitch has more baggage than seen at Logan Airport, they slowly build a love/hate relationship which ends more as love.
Parts of this book were unrealistic in my opinion. Twice Megan searched the grounds of a suspect without calling for backup resulting in her being serverely injured.
The ending of the book left more questions than answers. Epilogue? Doesn't that word mean "end?" Is there a sequel that will tie up all the loose ends?