Lisa Harris’ “Missing” is a fast-paced, complex mystery surrounding a woman who disappears after an attack on her home.

Missing, by Lisa HarrisOnce again, Tennessee Missing Persons Task Force Special Agent Nikki Boyd is sent to investigate.

While this is the second in a series, it works as well a standalone — although I now want to go back and read “Vendetta.”

The character of Nikki was realistic and flawed, as were the secondary characters.

I really loved the relationship Nikki had with her co-workers and friends, and would have loved to see more interactions with her family.

Here’s hoping another installment in the series comes out soon.

Harris did a great job of ratcheting up tension and keeping readers guessing what actually was going on.

I also felt like the emotional aspects of Nikki’s life were handled well — Harris always seemed to know when to pull back if it would be too much.

Only a couple of times did I feel that something “came too easy” — one of which has to do with Nikki’s brother — and seeing as there is a previous novel, I could be missing some backstory regarding that.

Overall, I really enjoyed this novel and look forward to continuing the Nikki Boyd Files in the future.

I gave “Missing,” published by Revell in July, four out of five stars on Goodreads.

About author

Lisa Harris is a bestselling author, Christy Award winner and winner of the Best Inspirational Suspense Novel for 2011 from Romantic Times. She has sold more than 30 novels and novella collections.

Along with her husband, she and her three children have spent more than 10 years living as missionaries in Africa, where she homeschools, leads a women’s group and runs a nonprofit organization that works alongside their church-planting ministry.

For more information about Harris’ books and life in Africa, visit her website at or her blog at