"Missing girls, murder and mayhem galore!"
San Antonio Detective Rebecca Montgomery is still not one
hundred percent. It's been five months since her younger
sister's disappearance. Danielle's body was never found,
but a credit card trail led to a motel room covered with
her blood. Her mother, the only family Becca still has,
lost it. The person responsible for Danielle's
disappearance has never been caught. Becca is determined to
catch whoever it may be, but her boss pulled her off the
case and assigned her to another one. At least this case
will keep Becca from brooding about her sister. A body was
bricked into the wall during the renovations of a theater
seven years ago. Not much is left but bones and a necklace.
After digging through old missing persons files, Becca
finally finds a name to go with the body and after gaining
DNA samples from family members, identifies the corpse as
Isabel Marquez. Now Becca is pulled off this case due to
FBI involvement and forced to take a week's vacation.
While at the crime scene initially, Becca sees a man who
definitely does not fit in with the other onlookers. This
one is driving a Mercedes and is obviously not working
class. When Becca goes outside to find out who he could be,
he turns the tables around by waiting for her with a cup of
coffee, just the way she likes it. When he warns her off
the case, Becca just digs herself in deeper and is
determined to find out who murdered Isabel.
Who is this mystery man Becca is obviously attracted to?
Why did he warn her off the case? Is there something bigger
going on in San Antonio with the missing girls? Will Becca
ever get closure over her sister's disappearance?
NO ONE HEARD HER SCREAM packs one heck of a punch for a
debut novel. Jordan Dane definitely knows her craft with
all the different twists and turns involved in the
investigation. I could actually feel what Becca was going
through trying to come to terms with the disappearance of
her younger sister and dealing with her mother. Not to
mention, her absolute refusal to give up on finding answers
as to who could have abducted Danielle and what happened to
her. I really identified with the heroine easily and went
through the gamut of emotions right along with her. The
plot kept me turning pages right up until the last one, and
it delivers a very satisfying ending. And I have to admit,
Jordan Dane has just been added to my already enormous list
of auto-buy authors.
Reviewed by Chere Gruver
Posted March 12, 2008