It has been a while! A couple of month hiatus for both my book reviews and my podcast, which will also be back in the near future. For the unexpected delay, I apologize, but I'm coming back with an awesome Mystery / Crime / Thriller.
A Map of the Dark is the first book in a new series called The Searchers which follows Elsa, an FBI agent and leading expert on missing children cases.
While dealing with her own personal issues, Elsa is called onto a case because "she's the best in business" and gets drawn into search for a missing teen that soon grows out of control.
I'll admit this sounds like a billion other books I've read in the past, we've definitely all seen this before. Several of the twists I saw coming a mile a way, but it was an effortless read that drew me out of a reading slump, and I could not put it down. It even still managed to surprise me a few times, I did not see the final twist coming.
I think Elsa is a delightful and relatable character (though there is a frozen reference I definitely rolled my eyes at). She's a woman with a lot of depth who I grew to adore and I'm excited to see where her series goes. If you're into crime thrillers, this is a must read with a ton of potential.