Ex-Special Ops officer and former POW Wes Holden is already having trouble coping with normal life in Georgia when an act of terrorism robs him of his family. When he's able to function again, he leaves everything he's known and ends up in the mountains of West Virginia. There he meets Ally Monroe, a lonely woman controlled by her domineering father. Her kindness is just the balm his wounded spirit needs.

Ally makes Wes feel again—and when he learns that an eccentric neighbor is stalking her and has involved her two brothers in something sinister, his warrior nature reasserts itself.

An emotional roller-coaster ride awaits readers of Missing; parts of the story are simply gut-wrenching. Sala's storytelling gifts are unquestionable. (Nov., 384 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Catherine Witmer