With everything to live for, wealthy cosmetic entrepreneur Anneka Morton is on the cusp of launching a brand-new range of products... but her husband reports her missing just days before the launch party.
When intrepid Detective Inspector Miranda Carr arrives at the crime scene, the clues indicate that Anneka was abducted from her own home. Without a body, she suspects foul play from a cosmetics competitor. However, DI Carr's case gets turned on its head when Anneka's body is found, and the last person Miranda suspected goes on the run.
Miranda hops on a plane to Portugal with her boss, DCI Caroline Gordon, and enters into a joint covert operation with Interpol to arrest and extradite Anneka's murderer.
Mel Comley's newest police procedural series features DI Miranda Carr as the main character together with her partner Sergeant Johnny Tomlin and their chief Caroline Gordon. Though this is just the first instalment, these characters already look very promising and are as interesting as Lorne Simpkins and her gang in the Justice series. In this book Miranda has to solve a case involving the disappearance and probable murder of a famous millionairess.
Where is Anneka Morton? She has vanished from home and all that remains of her is a pool of blood in the bathroom. Has she been kidnapped or is it too late for her? Her distraught husband contacts the police. Miranda's investigation takes her to Portugal. There Miranda and Caroline are welcomed and assisted by a very odd Portuguese officer. But are they really on the right track there or on the trail of a red herring, losing precious time in the process? In the mean time, Miranda has also her wedding and her parent's problems to contend with.
I really enjoyed myself reading this book, particularly because of the sprinkle of paranormal added to the mixture. I liked the way the police officers interact with each other. The dialogue was very realistic and the ending a complete surprise for me. I wasn't expecting things to turn the way they did. Now, what's in store for Miranda Carr in the next book?