REVIEW: POISONED PEN PRESS: At last -- something different. A missing person who isn't missing, but who is hiding for a reason. The reason isn't innocent but it, too, is interesting. And this reason makes sense within what we're told both in the excerpt and the synopsis. The author sets the stage simply and gets to telling the story without surplus meanderings. More
Jane is a private investigator specializing in missing persons, but considers reading her true passion. She reads at every opportunity and her choice of books is eclectic. Over the course of time she has noticed that whatever she happens to be reading parallels her life. Her husband says this is just coincidence, to which Jane responds that keeping an open mind in order to detect and use these coincidences helps her solve cases. Jane is just starting to read a new book, Doris Lessing’s “The Golden Notebook,” when she is hired to find a missing girl. In this, Jane’s first recorded case, she decides to conduct an experiment to demonstrate to herself, and to her doubting husband, that her coincidence detection theory is valid.