I’m back with a book review and this time it’s a mystery/detective story. The Middle Sister by Jesse Miles is part of a series about private investigator Jack Salvo. This is the only one in the series that I’ve read so they don’t need to be read in order.
In this installment of the Jack Salvo books, Salvo is hired by a wealthy family to find their daughter/sister, Lillie Manning. The mother hires him after her daughter has been missing for a week, but then we don’t really see or hear from her again. Her daughters Zara and Arden – Lillie’s older and younger sisters respectively – are Salvo’s points of contact.
Jack looks for Lillie at all her normal hang outs and questions everyone in her life. Known to be a partier and the troublemaker of the Manning sisters there are plenty of possibilities of where she may be or what may have happened to her.
I don’t want to give away the story, but each lead leads to another twist and leads to another lead. By the end there are so many characters that could’ve done something to her or had motive to do something to her that’s it’s really hard to be able to guess what exactly happened. I definitely didn’t see it as an easy open and shut case.
The way Salvo went from person of interest to person of interest and how pretty much each person he questioned led him to another person reminded me of the Carmen San Diego computer game I used to play as a kid. Does anybody remember that game? You’d get a lead on where Carmen might be and you can ask people questions and they give you some kind of clue as to where you should go next. Something like “I’m not sure where she went, but she said she could see the Statue of Liberty outside her window” and then you’d know to go to New York. Anyway, that’s what the book reminds me of!
I enjoyed the novel and I liked that I couldn’t guess how it was going to end. It was an easy and fast read too!
*This book was sent to me complimentary, but all opinions are my own. This post also contains affiliate links.*