Wednesday, April 27, 2011

ARC Review - The Girl Who Disappeared Twice by Andrea Kane

Book Summary

After intense, top-secret training with the FBI, Kane turned her analytic mind to her newest renegade team, Forensic Instincts, and its brilliant, intuitive leader Casey Woods in THE GIRL WHO DISAPPEARED TWICE (Mira Books, June 2011). Casey and her team have been hired by veteran family court Judge Hope Willis whose daughter was abducted right under her nose.

Casey’s team of mavericks – a behaviorist, a techno-wizard, an intuitive and a former navy SEAL – pool their unconventional skills to do whatever it takes to bring the girl home. But there is more to this case than meets the eye. Judge Willis has secrets she can’t hide from Casey who has the ability to read people from even the briefest encounter.
Now Forensic Instincts must sift through every piece of evidence, each minuscule clue to uncover the truth before time runs out. They know that the difference between bringing the girl home alive and having her disappear forever could hinge on something as difficult to detect as a suspect’s rapid breathing or a dark family history, long hidden from sight.

My Review - 4 1/2 Great to the last Drop

Andrea Kane is definitely becoming a favourite author of mine.  Her suspense books always have that added something, thrill, sexy, edgy, etc, she is my thrill seeker go to author now, my Sugar and Spice, lol.

I was able to figure this one out, not sure if it is because this is my favourite genre or if it was obvious, I will have to wait to see other reviews.  Don't get me wrong, I loved it and couldn't stop reading it, couldn't wait to find out how it all came together.  And a major positive for me, the characters are all strong in their own way.

AndreaK has a way with taking you along on the journey.  I always want to become one of her characters and be a part of the investigation helping out.  In this one I couldn't choose between the FBI or Casey's team that had their own 'illegal' way of doing things, but they got things done in a hurry.  I enjoyed the going back and fourth sarcastic comments they threw at each other.   I got the feeling it was a "I love to hate them and can't work with them can't work without them scenarios".

Now I understand why she is known as a Romantic Suspense author, she knows how to turn up the heat, HOT, but never taking you away from the story.  I love the idea of working couples fully passionate about their careers but still just as passionate in the bedroom and AndreaK does a great job of this.  It definitely is all business but with some 'play' also.

This is a race against the clock suspense that will keep you on your toes.  All the twists and turns and dead ends completely engage you.  There was a main character left out towards the end which doesn't make sense to me, so this and the fact that I figured out the mystery early, I didn't give this one a 5.  I do enjoy her writing, definitely look forward to reading Andrea Kane's older works, yes I want more.

My favourite by her is Twisted.

I was offered this book to review and then unable to receive it as I am outside of the US, but......... yaaaay for NetGalley and they have finally fixed the Kindle button issue.  I am very happy indeed to have been able to read this one.


  1. I debated reviewing this one but haven't responded yet. Think I should? Sounds like a lot of fun! I like a little romance in my thrillers...if it's realistic enough.

  2. I am so glad you liked it! Now I can't wait to read it....

  3. Wow,that sounds like one that would have me flipping the pages as fast as I can!

  4. I've not heard of her before, sounds good.

    I've posted the link for Belle's blog and the q's for this months book. I picked May's book and it is an E author so we're not skipping. It's murder/mystery. Your up for June with G :)

    Hope all is well,
    Tomes Devotee

  5. I haven't heard of her but will add Twisted in the TBR list!

    She reminds me a bit of Elizabeth Lowell and Jayne Ann Krentz (who also writes under the name Amanda Quick when it's historical fiction). Haven't read either one of them for a long time but I probably read all of their books 10 years ago. Perhaps I should read them now and see if I still like them!

  6. I'm so glad you liked this. I enjoyed Kane's books and am looking forward to this one!

  7. I haven't read this author before but I'm definitely going to have to check her out after reading your review. Thanks for the recommendation!

  8. Making a note of this one since you liked it so much.

  9. I have to admit that I didn't read your entire review, as I'm currently reading this one myself - but I did scan for your star rating, which is probably close to what mine will be. I started this last night, and the only reason I put it down was because my eyes were crossing! :)


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