Six-year-old Olivia Hathaway tiptoes down the center aisle of Maybelle's Market, stopping once to glance over her shoulder and make sure her mother isn't watching. But Mrs. Hathaway is too preoccupied to notice her daughter has slipped away. Minutes later, a frantic Mrs. Hathaway runs up and down the aisles, desperately searching for her missing daughter. But Olivia is already gone. Will PI Sloane Monroe find her before it's too late?
This is a strange book! On the one hand it's a page turner, moves along rapidly, taking place within a few days.
However, you may have trouble suspending your disbelief. This ace tough-girl, private investigator doesn't know some of the basics of the field, and yet she has solved all of her cases! Although supposedly assertive, she allows her space to be invaded repeatedly by a male stranger and seems not to mind. She has a previous history of abuse, and now supposedly stands up for herself. It's cringe-worthy the way she accepts being being physically pushed around, demeaned, and even handcuffed by the two "good guys." And her significant other seems to be in the mafia! Sorry but the pieces don't fit.
This book was well written and kept my interest. I enjoyed it. The narrator was excellent.
I quickly became annoyed by the frequent I said, he said. Fully half of these should have been I asked or he asked. The narrators male voices were the worst I have listened to .
The story itself wasn't bad, but fairly predictable. Still it would probably make a decent read. However the narration was horrible! I almost had to ditch the book on audible and pick up the kindle version. The narrator was very choppy when talking, and she did not do different voices well at all. One of the main male characters sounded like he was gay, only to realize he was interested in one of the female characters. It was so bad it was hard to follow. I would not recommend the audible version of this book.