New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Andrea Kane brings fans a brand-new series with her romantic thriller The Girl Who Disappeared Twice.
Forensic Instincts—a team of independent maverick investigators comprised of a techie-genius, a former Navy SEAL/FBI agent, a psychic, and a retired FBI dog—must rescue a kidnapped five-year-old girl. But with so many people who could have benefited from the girl’s abduction, tracking down the culprit will push the team to the limit.
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OK who didn't know 'who done it' within the first 30-45 minutes of listening to this book?!?!?! Even when a book is terrible I always try to finish to give a chance but pleasssssse.
The people who read this genre of book like a challenge read. Not only do we read these books we watch the genre in movies and tv. We want surprises, something new to pull us in, feel for the characters and best yet not have the book figured out every step of the way. And how about some smart characters too. The judge is well , lets say I wouldn't want to have her preside over anyone I knew. She has no common sense. She can't see the whole picture even when its been presented directly to her, over and over again. In fact, most of the characters are like that. They are presenting the facts and running through scenarios and the obvious is well whats the saying "if it was a snake it would bit them'. I found myself talking back to the book.
The dog was the best part of the book. I won't give spoiler alerts but suffice to say a five year old could have figured this out, even the fill in details. The clairvoyant was the next best character. I believe there are people with these gifts and they are overlooked as quacks (some are but not all) So to insert a believable clairvoyant and actually have at least half the other characters believing her and follow her leads is a good thing.
I like the idea of a private company like Forensic Instincts. There are many people out there that are not law enforcement, that aren't members of the alphabets, that are way more capable than the badged ones but they are looked down upon because they don't have badge or 'special agent' before their names. I know there is at least one other book in this series and I will give it a try just because I like the premise but I certainly hope the author has wised up to realize her readers are smarter than this and want a challenge. FI is a great storyline and would make a great long term series IF the author gives us readers more credit than in this first book.
And can I just say regarding tv reference genre , to put in the book a special agent from the FBI's BAU who's nickname is Hutch (remember I was listening and not reading so I think that's how it would be spelled) that sounds exactly like Hotch, agent Hotchner, who is a special agent in the FBI's BAU from Criminal Minds is well............ reallllllllly
OH and I hope its not the same narrator. He wasn't the worst but certainly far from a voice that could lend itself to the story telling.
Excellent story. Progressed nicely with good character development. I've read other Andrea Kane books but this is the first one that I've bought on Audible.
A page turner
Yes. I so wanted to console the mothers and the kids
When finally the girls were found and love was shown to the first brainwashed victim instead of vengeance .
I don't know what the tag line would be
I was so afraid that the kidnappers were going to physically hurt the girls. I never dreamed that brainwashing the first victim would cause the second kidnapping
Defender Of The Week Collector Of The Paycheck. "I Don't Fail I Succeed At Finding Ways That Don't Work!"---(Christopher Titus)
Possibly. I'll try the 2nd book and see if it changes.
while it was interesting it was a bit predictable. and same old same old. there are too many books with similar premise.
he didn't Over play the female voices.
Movie NO. TV Movie I might Watch
LOVED the story - great plot, but I DO NOT like this narrator - his cadence is all wrong. Why does no one "proof" his performance before release? Overall rating would have been a 5 star but for the narrator.
This was a fun surprise first in a series. Enjoyed the story, good narration and characters. The story group is a step to the left of normal with open minded approaches to unyielding methods which other law enforcement agencies have employed for ages. Unique is always most intriguing.
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