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Monday, June 2, 2014

Girl Missing by Tess Gerritsen

A beautiful young woman’s corpse is found dumped in a garbage-strewn alley. Now laid out in the office of medical examiner Kat Novak is an unidentified body that betrays no secrets—except for a matchbook clutched in one stiff hand, seven numbers scrawled inside. When a second victim is discovered, Kat begins to fear that a serial killer is stalking the streets, using a deadly drug to do his dirty work. The police are skeptical. The mayor won’t listen. One of the town’s most prominent citizens, with a missing daughter of his own, is also Kat’s chief suspect. As the death toll rises, Kat races to expose a deadly predator who is close enough to touch her.

This re-release of a 1994 romantic thriller proves without a doubt that author Tess Gerritsen has gotten better with practice.Girl Missing was originally published as "Peggy Sue Got Murdered," and it's an acceptable thriller without the depth of Gerritsen's later work. Since I have never read the original version so I can't comment on the changes that were made.

This book was just okay it was a very simple romantic suspense read. It was very heavy on the romance and light on the suspense. I think the book was fairly enjoyable but unremarkable. I enjoy Tess Gerritsen's recent suspense and thriller novels so much better and still plan to buy them. But this one can be skipped or borrowed!