Laurel Bailey is a great detective. Her personal life isn't so great: she's dealing with her ex-husband who still wants her back, and trying to figure out what kind of relationship she wants with her new boyfriend, family law lawyer Alex Parrish.
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When a distraught father rushes into the police station to report his infant daughter missing, Laurel is eager to investigate. Alex is pushing for a commitment, and she uses the investigation as an excuse to avoid him. But her investigation ends up leading her straight to him: as more kids go missing, he's the only connection.
When Alex is arrested, Laurel is determined to prove his innocence. She risks her career, and her own freedom, to dig into his life and his past. But the things she finds may not clear his name.
Has Laurel risked everything for a man who didn't deserve it? Or can she and Alex find the proof they need to establish his innocence?
Natasha Jackson for Readers' Favorite:
...Wendy Miller illustrates her skill with the quick witted banter between Laurel and her partner Berk, and her obvious skill in delving into the mindset of the kidnapper and Maddix. Ripped Away is the perfect blend of suspense and romance without stealing the spotlight off the other.
The mystery unravels nicely, giving big clues as to who the kidnapper is without being obvious, but the motive for it is where the story gets truly interesting. Miller is a storyteller who doesn't have to rely on far-fetched plots or farcical misunderstandings to make the story flow and she does it beautifully in Ripped Away. -