MAKING HER WAY HOME
MAKING HER WAY HOME (4.5) by Janice Kay Johnson: Having just gotten custody of her 10-year-old niece, Sicily, after her sister’s apparent suicide, event planner Beth Greenway is traumatized when the young girl goes missing. After the police are called in, Beth finds herself leaning on detective Mike Ryan for support. When a ransom demand is made, Mike is there for her as she must deal with her own horribly abusive mother and uncaring father while they all wait for Sicily’s safe return. Fraught with nicely written tension from start to finish, Johnson’s excellently paced plot will keep readers guessing as to the identity of Sicily’s kidnapper and sympathizing with Mike, who struggles to deal with the feelings the case has brought up over the drowning of his own son years earlier.