Saturday, April 17, 2010
Missing by Rhonda Gibb Hinrichsen
A BYU-Idaho choir tour in British Columbia turns out to be anything but ordinary when soloist Stacie Cox spots a kidnapped child from Rexburg during a performance. Before Stacie can alert the authorities, the little girl disappears. Stacie vows to find and rescue her, a choice that forces her to deal with her guilt-ridden past and another little girl that haunts her dreams. When the handsome Matt Brennan helps Stacie in the search, she tries to resist the attraction she feels for him. Yet as he gains her friendship and trust, her resolve to never fall in love begins to crumble. And after a series of harrowing events, Stacie must decide if she is willing to sacrifice her life - and a possible future with Matt - to save a stranger.
This book is Rhonda's first! Impressive!
Rhonda did a great job weaving suspense, romance and historic sites through her story. The main character, Stacie, was trying to doing something she believed strongly in and trial after trial kept her from her goal. But she didn't quit. Even when adults were telling her to.
"Missing" was a good, clean quick read that I had a hard time putting down because I wanted Stacie to win and be vindicated and the bad guys to lose.
V: A couple of scenes of fighting