Search for Her by Rick Mofina
Publishing: March 10, 2021 by Joffe Books
Reason I chose to Read this Book: It has been years since I’ve read anything by this author, although he continues to pop them out like a Pez dispenser. This one really appealed to me.
Search for Her by Rick Mofina is a psychological thriller.
First, let me thank the publisher Joffe Books (and in particular Nina Kicul) , and of course the author, for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
My Synopsis: (No major reveals, but if concerned, skip to My Opinions)
Grace and John, with their son Blake, and their daughter Riley, rent an RV to take them across the states to Pittsburgh, where a new job and new life awaits. This is a second marriage for both of them, and their kids are still adjusting. Riley in particular is not thrilled to be leaving California.
At a massive truck stop and casino near Las Vegas, 14-year old Riley goes missing.
Detectives have their work cut out for them. They call in every department they can to aid in the search, but fears are growing. Did she run off? Was she taken? Is the family involved? Is this a case of human trafficking? Or is it simply a case of an upset teenager, who decided to run away? A year ago, another girl went missing from the area, and was found dead. Everyone is taking this seriously.
The family is feeling the loss, as well as guilt. For they are each keeping their own secrets. As one day leads to the next, each one is being torn apart.
Well, I think I will move Rick Mofina back to the top of my authors to be read pile. I forgot how great a story he tells. This was a great mystery/thriller.
The plot, the characters, the pace. Everything meshed. The twists were good, and although I had my suspicions, I was still surprised when some of them came true. There were a lot of scenarios that could have worked, so it was interesting how things turned out. Those different red herrings kept me interested and kept me turning those pages to find out which one was going to be disproved next. Some of them took a long time to sort out.
This book was just a tad long, although I’m really not sure where it could have been shortened. Mofina is a talented writer, and this book was just one of many that could be made into a movie.
Recommend to anyone that needs a good mystery with lots of suspects.
Read: August, 2021
About The Author: Rick Mofina is a Canadian author currently living in Ottawa Ontario. He is a former journalist who has interviewed murderers on death row, flown over Los Angeles with the LAPD and patrolled with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police near the Arctic. He’s also reported from Algeria, Morocco, Nigeria, Ethiopia, South Africa, Senegal, Egypt, the Caribbean, and Kuwait’s border with Iraq. Check out this author’s website at https://www.rickmofina.com/
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I have also reviewed this book on GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4182195042
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