Image of Vanishing Girls (Karin Schaeffer)


Image of Vanishing Girls (Karin Schaeffer)

Lief brings back Karin Schaeffer for a third turn in her latest book set on the streets of New York City, and this time she enters the world of a brutal serial killer. Intense and suspenseful, with a strong, vulnerable heroine and an intriguing plot, this one will keep readers guessing. A riveting read.

Detective Karin Schaeffer and her husband, Mac MacLeary, receive a call from good friend and detective, Billy Staples, who needs help with a case. Karin goes to meet Billy and learns that there are actually two crime scenes: the hit-and-run of an 11-year-old girl, Abby, who barely survived, and the murder of a prostitute who was left with a knife embedded in her chest — the mark of “The Working Girl Killer.” The next day, another murder is discovered in Karin’s neighborhood, and things become even more intense. The only possible link between the crimes, and the only potential witness, is Abby, but she can’t talk — or won’t. Karin, Mac and Billy must tap into the world of human trafficking as they work hard to uncover the truth. (HARPER, Jun., 368 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed by: 
Melanie Bates