Gabie drives a Mini Cooper. She also works part time as a delivery girl at Pete’s Pizza. One night, Kayla—another delivery girl—goes missing. To her horror, Gabie learns that the supposed kidnapper had asked if the girl in the Mini Cooper was working that night. Gabie can’t move beyond the fact that Kayla’s fate was really meant for her, and she becomes obsessed with finding Kayla. She teams up with Drew, who also works at Pete’s. Together, they set out to prove that Kayla isn’t dead—and to find her before she is.
I haven’t read many straight-on mysteries or thrillers in awhile (meaning without some sort of sci-fi or paranormal element), and I was really happy to get my hands on this one as my reading roots are very much Nancy Drew. What I really loved about this book was that it took a different approach to the classic mystery format. For one, the author included all of these interesting extra bits, like forensics reports and transcripts of 911 calls. I loved turning the page and seeing a new, fun piece of the case. I also really loved the shift in point of view. Each person had such a unique voice and a different way of viewing what was happening.
All this made this particular mystery/thriller different than the same old. Really, it took the shift off of the whodunit and put more focus on just being inside of the case, how it all unfolded, how people reacted, how people felt. More a focus on character, and I really loved that here.
And then the ending. An exciting, riveting finale to the story. I had meant to put the book down and go to sleep, but I literally could not stop reading.
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