Harper spins an engaging, nerve-wracking yarn, alternating her emphasis between several equally interesting
plot strands. Most importantly, her
red herrings do the job -- there's
just no guessing who the guilty party might be.
An ex-SEAL, Zach runs a fishing charter and knows the nearby waters well. But the teens have seemingly vanished, and as the hurricane draws closer, Julie and Zach become increasingly concerned -- then frantic.
People are dying, in ways unconnected to the storm, so Julie and Zach can't help
wondering if those responsible have
also taken their children.
(Jun., 400 pp., $7.99)