The Mercy Street Foundation, a firm specializing in cold cases, investigates its second assignment when it looks into the disappearance of a college student. An intriguing mystery, a cold-blooded murder and even a touch of romance add up to hours very well spent in this first-rate mystery.
When the powerful drug-lord father of her adopted 4-year-old daughter Chloe decides he wants his child, officer Ann Nolan's only option is to change her name and flee. With help from her police chief best friend, Ann becomes Emme Caldwell and takes a position at the Mercy Street Foundation.
She's handed the case of missing college student Belinda Hudson, whose uncle Nick Perone is desperate to find her. Emme discovers that Belinda was searching for her roots -- a journey that led her to a fertility clinic. (BALLANTINE, May, 432 pp., $6.99)