Having read all of Lisa Harris' previous Nikki Boyd books, I was disappointed that Nikki's saga with her sister's disappearance should come to an end in a book in which Nikki barely appears. For those who have not read the other books in the series, however, "Vanishing Point" will prove to be page-turner with no knowledge of the previous books required. Harris opts to solve the mystery of the Angel Abductor from the point of view of the detectives originally put on the case. Spanning the story over several years gives the reader ample time to get to know the characters and their dilemmas, from father troubles to sick relatives. The question of where God is in the midst of pain is posed and given a light, pat answer. And most of the story lines are wrapped up nicely. There's a bit of romance in there too. I enjoyed getting the overall picture of the long race to find the killer. But for readers invested in Nikki Boyd's character, the conclusion really does not satisfy. We can only hope for another book that fills the holes.
*Disclaimer: I received this book in exchange for my honest review.