Monday, July 4, 2022

Book Review ~ MISSING AT CHRISTMAS by K.D. Richards

Missing at Christmas (West Investigations, #2)
by: K.D. Richards
Series: West Investigations
Genre: African American Romantic Mystery/Thriller
Release Date: August 24, 2021
Publisher: Harlequin Intrigue

To bring her sister home for the holidays
They’ll put everything on the line.


Private investigator Shawn West is stunned when the attack victim he rescues is Addy Williams—the one woman he never forgot. She’s turning a quiet upstate New York town inside out to bring her missing sister home by Christmas. Shawn offers to help if she'll provide a cover for his own investigation into a suspicious company in town, but can they work together to find Addy's sister…or are they already too late?


Missing at Christmas by K.D. Richards is the second book in her West Investigations romantic suspense series. While this is the second book, it is a standalone read, with heroes from the first and third books making appearances.

In Missing at Christmas, nineteen-year-old Cassie Willams goes missing. When her older sister, Addy Williams goes to the police for help, she’s turned away because everyone questioned says Cassie returned to Manhattan, New York, and just doesn’t want to talk to Addy. Addy knows this isn’t true. The sisters are close and the only family they have is each other. Addy decides that if the police aren’t going to locate her sister, she will.

Addy spends a couple of days questioning people around her sister’s apartment and places Cassie may hangout with no luck. The last person Addy expects to see in Bentham, New York is Shawn West, the man with whom she shared an incredible weekend six months earlier. Shawn isn’t just passing through Bentham. He’s actually in town doing an investigation for one of West Investigations' top clients. When Shawn finds out that Cassie is missing and was working for the company he’s investigating, he offers to help Addy look for her sister without revealing his true motives.

I LOVED Missing at Christmas. I was hooked from the opening paragraph. K.D. has written a story with twists, turns, and surprises. Shawn was a good character but Addy was amazing. She seems unassuming, but she’s anything but. I loved her calmness and steadfast determination. If all of K.D.’s books are like this, then she definitely has a new fan in me. I’m looking forward to going back to read the first book, Pursuit of the Truth, as well as the third book, Christmas Data Breach, and the upcoming fourth book, Shielding Her Son.

**Received a copy of the book from the author and voluntary read and reviewed.**

Rating: 4.5

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The West Investigations Series:

Shielding Her Son releases July 26, 2022

Dark Water Disappearance releases December 27, 2022

Catching the Carling Lake Killer releases March 28, 2023

You can read my Missing at Christmas interview with K.D. here.

You can read an excerpt of Missing at Christmas here.

K.D. Richards was born and raised in the Maryland suburbs just outside of Washington, D.C. A writer since a young age, after college Kia earned a law degree and worked as an attorney and legal instructor for fifteen years but never stopped writing fiction. She currently splits her time between Toronto and Maryland with her husband and two sons.

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