Free Reading The Girl Who Disappeared TwiceAuthor Andrea Kane –

The only reason I stayed with this book was to see if I was correct about whodunnit I figured it out very early, and the title sort of gives it away, so I think that would be the first thing I would change, were I the editor.The writing was kind of lame way too many conversations explaining simple stuff, with declarative sentences, that made you feel like the author thought you were stupid Sometimes it was too cutesy and moronic especially the banter between the Forensic Institute employees The characters were not seared into my psyche as I would have hoped And I didn t like the romantic side story, but then I usually don t like those anyway I just didn t think this rose to the level of Lee Child, Robert B Parker, and others Although the storyline was intriguing. The ratings for this book are all over the place The book is somewhat unbelievable in the cooperation between various government and private agencies Additionally, the main independent agency has a cast of characters that are somewhat over the top Despite this, I thoroughly enjoyed the book It is fiction after all There are some twists in the story line, but I was able to predict the ending Despite this, it was an enjoyable, quick read and I will see if the second book in the series develops the main characters further. She Couldn T Stop ItNot ThenNot NowIf She D Only Turned Her Head, She Would Have Seen The Car Containing Her Daughter, Struggling To Get Out Struggling To Escape Her KidnapperDespite All Her Years Determining The Fates Of Families, Veteran Family Court Judge Hope Willis Couldn T Save Her Own 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 InstinctsA BehavioristA Techno WizardAn IntuitiveA Former Navy SEAL Unconventional OperativesAll With Unique Talents And Personal Reasons For Being Part Of Casey S Group, They Ll Do Whatever It TakesAble To Accurately Read People After The Briefest Of Encounters, Casey Leads Her Crew To Krissy S Home There, She Picks Up The Signs Of A Nervous Spouse, A Guilty Conscience, A Nanny That Hides On Her Cell She Watches As Secrets Beg To Creep Into The Open Forensic Instincts Will Dig Through Each Tiny 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 Krissy Coming Back Alive And Disappearing Forever Could Be As Small As A Suspect S Rapid Breathing, Or As Deep As Hope S Dark Family History I was very disappointed Predictable, lackluster writing, no character development Why did I read the whole thing I kept thinking it must get better, it couldn t be that inane It was. Very VERY pleased to stumble upon this first installment in why I hope will be a psychologically thrilling mystery series Let me start off by saying if you like the new show Criminal Mind Suspect Behaviour , you will like this book Very early on, we find out who the suspect is which was a bit of a let down for me Fortunately, the rest of book deals with the why Why would someone kidnap a young girl.The story flows nicely, the writing is well done I must say, personally I was a bit disillusioned that I was able to figure it out so quickly While the rest of the story was still exciting and fast paced, it didn t have 100% of my attention The team of rogue current and ex law enforcement that is hired to find her moves too smoothly It works a bit too well with local law enforcement whom everyone knows don t like their toes stepped on It would have read better had it been a bitrealistic.It was a good book, just not a keeper for me. I haven t read any Andrea Kane before, and I was in a bit of a mystery mood when I saw this book on a library mystery display It was disappointing The opening scenes were well done and quickly got my attention But by the time I d finished chapter 4, I had figured out who did it or at least generally what was going on I continued readingto see how it was resolved rather than who dun it, and that became a mess of former mob ties, lots of red herrings, and some awkward romance Thirty two years before, one of a set of identical twins was kidnapped The twin left behind is now grown up and a family court judge when her 5 year old daughter is kidnapped Knowing first hand the problems with FBI and other law enforcement recovery of missing children, she calls in a private detective agency called Forensic Instincts to help If the criminal procedures werebelievable, this might have bumped up to at least 3 stars Instead, this was a suspend all belief type of FBI investigation Or do you really think the FBI would let a private security investigation company call the shots and have that much access if the head of the company Casey and the FBI lead Hutch were regularly having sex I liked the characters, even the bloodhound Hero, and I wish I could have liked this book better I just like a littlebelievability and research in my mysteries. The book wasfocused on the case rather than the characters I only got to know them on the professional level that they re the best in their field There were bits and snippets about their personalities but not much I didn t mind because this being the first book so I was hoping to get to know themin the other books Also, there were some personal conflict but they were solved pretty quickly and the characters involved would not let those conflicts got in the way of the investigation The dialogue seemed a bit too explanatory at times, but it was expected from this kind of book Maybe not the best in the genre, with some plot and characters flaws, and writing hiccups Overall, I was pretty entertained with this book Partly because this was exactly the kind of book I was in the mood to read crime investigation with cool characters and cool technology.But I was on the fence about the intuitive, I mean I don t mind reading anything paranormal in paranormal books but when mixed with normal stuff I m just not feeling it At least the author didn t make it as the easy way out, and still combining with other elements in the investigation Hope it will get better in the next book. Have you ever noticed when you read a great book that you ve fallen in love with the characters so much that you just know in your heart that they ll return in another book in the future That s what I thought when I read The Girl Who Disappeared Twice by Andrea Kane Not so much for Judge Hope Willis and her family whose story is told in this book about the disappearance of their young daughter which has a similar impact on the family as when her own sister disappeared several years ago Imagine having this happen twice in the same family how devastating that would be The torment and question that would call to mind No, I m referring to the investigative team who though a bit maverick in their methods, work to solve this thrilling mystery and bring the young girl home Casey Woods the young leader of Forensic Instincts and her lover and investigative equal from the FBI Hutch who presents her with a gift of a tracking dog to add to her team A team fully rounded out with a tech wizard, a psychic, and a couple others adding their own expertise to a successful team that solves crimes It s no wonder that Andrea Kane is a NY Times and USA Today best selling Author Andrea has managed to skillfully blend suspense and romance into a thrilling read that anyone would enjoy I so loved reading The Girl Who Disappeared Twice by Andrea Kane and seriously urge you to pick up a copy for your own great reading time.Win It I have very few rules about what I WON T read I won t read novels about vampire lovers.I won t read books with pictures of over endowed and half dressed pouty women or men, for that matter on the dust cover I won t read books that glorify sadism or sadists I won t read books about Hitler And I won t read mystery or crime books in which children or animals are the victims Other than that, most anything goes.Why, then, did I wind up reading this book in which a five year old child is the victim Well, that s easy enough It was this month s selection of my local book club In the last couple of years as a member of this club, I ve been introduced to several writers that I had never read before I ve liked a few of them Tom Franklin, Harlan Coben, e.g , a lot of them I found to be mediocre, and a few I ve actively disliked This one, I think, falls in the meh category I found the writing rather simplistic, as if it were written for an intermediate school audience Moreover, the characters did not seem realistic All of the members of the various investigating teams were paragons of virtue Egoism and personality clashes never got in the way of their investigation Everyone was very careful not to step on anyone s toes Frankly, it just made me long for crusty, irascible Inspector John Rebus.The story is this A beautiful five year old girl has been kidnapped She is the daughter of a veteran family court judge and a high powered defense lawyer who has been known to defend rather shady characters It seems far too much of a coincidence that thirty years earlier the six year old identical twin sister of the family court judge had also been kidnapped The reader intuits almost immediately that there must be a connection Well, I mean it s right there in the title, isn t it The purpose of this book seems to be mainly to introduce the characters of a private forensics team which will be the focus of an ongoing series The team is called Forensic Instincts and it is made up of a group of those paragons of virtue that I talked about, who also seem to be endowed with superpowers There is the former Navy SEAL who can penetrate any perimeter, the techno wizard who can perform miracles with computers, and the head of the team, Casey Woods, a behaviorist They are a renegade investigative unit with unique talents, sort of X men without the freaky appearances They will go outside the law and do whatever it takes to solve a case and serve the interests of their clients.Along the way, they also pick up an intuitive, i.e., psychic, and a retired straight arrow, by the rules former FBI agent as new members of the team Oh, and also a bloodhound named Hero.My credulity was severely strained I just wasn t buying any of it I couldn t really get seriously involved with any of the characters As for the identity of the kidnapper, that seemed fairly obvious early on, even though the full extent of the motive took a while to develop Incredibly, these supposedly top notch investigative teams spent an inordinate hunk of the book concentrating on something that was so obviously a red herring that I just wanted to grab them by the lapels and scream, No, no, you re getting it all wrong Even so, I knew from the outset thatSpoiler alertthe little girl would get home safely Maybe that s why I was able to keep reading That plus my sense of responsibility to my mystery book club See, I m one of those paragons of virtue, too.