Monday, February 22, 2016

Gone Again: A Jack Swyteck Novel by James Grippando

Sashi got out of her mother's car and walked the rest of the way to school.  Her mother never saw her again.  It's almost time for the man accused of her murder to die.  She tells Jack that her daughter is still alive because she calls her on her birthday.  She also asks Jack to take the case.  He's not doing that type of work anymore but he finds himself taking it on...

Harper and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published March 1st.

Nobody in this family is telling the whole truth.  Some are outright lying.  Jack is limited by what may discussed in the case.  He has to find a reason for a stay of execution.  He has some reasons but they seem to get shot down by the Judge.  He's fighting a losing battle and he knows something is not right but he's not sure exactly what.

This is a sad story about an adoption that did not work out well.  The older sister of the boy they wanted had been scarred more than they were told.  It affects their marriage, their own children, and causes big problems.

The more Jack finds out, the worse it gets.  He's still not sure if Sashi is alive or not.  As he keeps investigating and answering questions, he finds the ugly truth.  His pregnant wife, an FBI agent, helps by talking to the boy who tells her what he saw.

I found this to be a very gripping tale.  It shows how one person's actions can affect all those around them.  This was a tough case for Jack.  Even solving the mystery doesn't make him feel any better.

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