Publish Date: May 31, 2011
Origins: From Publisher for Review
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Synopsis: SHE COULDN'T STOP IT. NOT THEN. NOT NOW.
Despite all the years determining the fates of families, veteran family court judge Hope Willis couldn't save her own. If only she'd turned her head, she would have seen the car containing her daughter, struggling to get out.
Now she's frantically grasping at any hope for Krissy's rescue. Her husband dead set against it, she calls Casey Woods and her team of renegade investigators, Forensic Instincts.
A behaviorist. A techno-wizard. An intuitive. A former navy SEAL. Unconventional operatives. All with unique talents, skills and personal reasons for being part of Casey's team, they'll do whatever it takes.
Able to accurately read people after the briefest encounters, Casey leads her team to Krissy's home. There, she picks up on the signs of a nervous spouse, a guilty conscience, a nanny who hides her cell. She watches as secrets beg to creep into the open.
Forensic Instincts will dig through each clue and eliminate the clutter. But time is running out, and even working around the clock, the authorities are bound by the legal system. Not so Casey's team. For they know that the difference between bringing Krissy back alive and having her disappear forever could be as small as a suspect's rapid breathing, or as deep as Hope's family history.
Review: Family court judge, Hope Willis, has her worst nightmare come true. Her daughter, Krissy, is kidnapped - and against the wishes of her husband and the police, she calls in Casey Woods' private-sector group, Forensic Instincts. Casey and her team are known for getting results and Hope wants Krissy back as soon as possible. Until Casey can discover the things that the family is keeping secret, she'll never be able to do her job the right way. And Casey doesn't let anything get in her way of the truth...
While the mystery was a bit easy to figure out before the last pages, this was still a fun and fast paced story with some great characters. I loved Casey and her team - I really hope we get to see more of them! The interplay between characters is one of the true treasures in this book. This is a great book for the beach or the pool!