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Danger stalks paradise.
The past never stays buried.
Sixteen years ago, Sergeant Lei Texeira met Harriet Vierra and Malia, the infant she adopted, in a deadly encounter in Mexico. Now a detective with the Maui Police Department, Harry works with Lei, and Malia, a teen sleuth, is determined to find her lost friend Camille.
But Camille is only one of many missing girls.
Young women are vanishing across the islands without a trace. Lei and Harry search for answers with the FBI, as Malia secretly conducts her own dangerous investigation: but for the girls taken by traffickers, time is running out.
***Shark Cove is a full-length novel with new characters, and beloved ones as well!***
Another great book by Toby Neal
Another great story by Toby Neal, Shark Cove has it all. Murder, kidnapping, poisoning, love, and friendship... The story is set in beautiful Hawaii.
A long ago friend of Detective Lei’s moves into her detective bureau. Harry, a nickname for Harriette, has just been transferred. She has two daughters. Malia, the older girl is having a hard time adjusting to her parents’ separation, when her best friend Camille suddenly appears to be missing. Malia has secrets of her own which she doesn’t want to share; and begins to search for her friend. Malia unwittingly uncovers a trafficking ring. And so the race to find Camille begins.
This story is a page turner you won’t want to put down. I recommend that you read Shark Cove and if you you haven’t read any of Toby’s novels, that you start at the beginning and read all of them! I did.
Toby brings back our beloved Lei Texiera and friends and takes us on a new adventure where little teenage Malia is our sleuth. Malia is the daughter of FBI agent Harry Clark who met in Wrong Turn. Malia's Bestie has gone missing and she sets out to find out what happened. Malia is faced with challenges every teen faces because the adults just don't take things as seriously as she does. The frustration that lends to her undeniable courage later is what makes Malia such an amazing addition to the world of Lei. This book read a little different for me, but it's because Malia played such a heavy role. Malia in my opinion is an amazing new heroin in our world of paradise and mystery. Toby once again does an amazing job drawing us in and makung us all feel invested in ways we ddin't think we could. Wonderful and exciting read.
The past comes back
Once again I started reading and couldn’t stop until I finished the book. Love expanding the characters to include people from Lei’s past and weaving them into the current story. The story moved at the right pace and twists and turns in all the right places. Pick this book up and get to reading you won’t be disappointed.