Kit Doyle is a crime blogger and radio show host usually dealing with trying to solve cold cases. When her husband’s niece goes missing Kit can’t help but want to try to find her. Kit comes up with a plan that even though she herself is in her late twenties she thinks she can pass for a teen runaway so with the help of her ex-cop friend and her husband Kit goes undercover looking for Jessica.
Goodbye Forever seems to actually be part of a series featuring Kit Doyle. I didn’t realize there had been other books before this one and I think because of that this one got off to a bit of a slow start for me. I didn’t feel myself really connecting with Kit quickly due to there not being a lot about her job or her co-workers or husband. There were bits and pieces of things that must of happened in previous books but not expanded on enough to get a sense of her or her involvement with solving cases.
Once the story got going it picked up my interest and I began to understand the characters a bit better. Jessica and the other runaways had all had hard lives and issues so once learning more about what was going on I became more intrigued. The whole camp environment and kids there was a bit disturbing and cult like so it became more intense through the middle of the story.
After the slow start and then picking up the intensity in the middle the book became a lot more of a fast paced read from there. But unfortunately my one other complaint came at the very end of the story which was the ending seemed terribly rushed. Still a good read but I would have preferred the end had been a bit more expanding and not over so quickly.
Overall, 3.5 stars. A good read, just needed better pacing throughout with a bit more expanding on the story in the beginning and end.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.