The Lost Girls

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The only thing hotter than the summers in Phoenix is the temper of a police detective who can’t figure out why young girls keep disappearing. Katalina Wimple is that detective. Her obsession with the missing girls makes her the best person for the job, but it also serves as a refuge from the problems in her own life. More
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Published: Oct. 12, 2011
Words: 59,990
Language: English
ISBN: 9781452466088
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Jason Halstead works by day as an IT Manager, developer, and database administrator. In his spare time Jason enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, writing, and competitive powerlifting.

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Review by: Jessie Field on Jan. 27, 2012 : star star star star star

I love me some action and suspense, and boy does this book have it. Close quarters fighting, bullets flying, creeping around in abandoned warehouses, bodies piling up… the only thing it was missing was a high-speed car chase, but that doesn’t exactly work so well in book form so I’ll let it slide. (Jason, you should totally put a car chase in your next book) AND it’s set in alternative universe/futuristic Phoenix to boot. I’m totally lovin’ that.

I absolutely recommend. If you’re into action movies (I LOVE action movies) and/or cop shows (hells yeah) and/or alternative universe/futuristic novels… well, you’re totally in luck.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Pure Textuality Public Relations on Jan. 03, 2012 : (no rating)
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(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Teresa Maynard on Oct. 19, 2011 : star star star star
When girls start disappearing, they call Katalina Wimple. They know, she will not give up until she finds out what is happening to them and who is behind it! Katalina is in a class all her own! Both as a person and, especially, as a cop! She is a tough bad ass cop, but she has a softer side. Though she only allows a very select few to catch a small glimpse of it every now and then. She is smart, fearless, a smart ass (which I love) and a bit self sabotaging. But aren't we all a bit self sabotaging, to some degree or another?

This book pulls you in and makes you feel like you are right there with Kat, every step of the way. And you can't wait to see what Katalina is going to get into next. I lost several hours of sleep, because I couldn't put it down. When you read this book, be prepared to run the gambit of emotions!

Jason Halstead has a way of capturing the female psyche that VERY few men can even imagine; much less be able to put on paper. He is talented and has "fierce" writing skills!

The only complaint I have is that, eventhough the book stands alone in the series, I wish I had read Dark Earth first. It would have been good to have some more insight about Katalina, the VDI and the portals.

If you want a book that combines almost every emotion, with action, humor, fantasy, sci fi and a bit of romance, then this is the book to read!!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Lisa Bouchard on Oct. 14, 2011 : star star star star
Jason Halstead writes women well. I don't know about you, but I'm sick of reading novels where the women seem to be written by a man who has never met one.

Katalina is a believable woman - strong, driven, vulnerable, and flawed. She's also the first person I'd want on the case if I went missing. Mr. Halstead puts Katalina in the worst situation imaginable on page 1, and then makes her life get worse, much worse. Instead of pitying her, we root for her to make it through the next challenge and find the lost girls.

I was immediately drawn into the action of the novel and with that, I didn't put it down until 2 am when I really had to go to sleep. You'd better believe that I was back to reading over my oatmeal in the morning!

This novel is first a hard-boiled mystery, but the science fictional elements were fascinating as well. I'm not telling you about them, you'll have to read for yourself (I hate spoilers, don't you?).

Why did I give The Lost Girls 4 stars instead of 5? I thought it was a little on the short side - it's definitely novel-length, but I wanted to read more about Kat and her world.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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