Charlie is alone in the office when a teen girl comes in, wanting to hire RJP Investigations to find her mom, who vanished without a trace years ago. The clues were sparse at the time, and the old police file doesn't have much that can help Charlie with the search. The problem for young Cassie is that the grandmother who has raised her is now dying and Cassie’s life is about to be upended. All that's holding her together is the belief that her mom is out there somewhere.
Meanwhile, Charlie’s neighbor Elsa may have a boyfriend! Or not. Iris, a friend from her church is trying to set her up with a buddy of the new hunk she’s dating. But Charlie smells scam all over this deal. Now she just has to keep an eye on both Elsa and her friend … at the same time she’s on the clock with her new missing persons case.
Charlie sees so many parallels to her own teen years and her heart goes out to Cassie. Knowing she has mere weeks to find answers the police couldn't uncover in years ... well, the pressure is on!
Praise for the Charlie Parker mysteries:
“Charlie is just what readers want.” –Booklist
“Connie Shelton gets better with every book she writes.” –The Midwest Book Review
“A page turner!” - K. Coonce, 5 star review (for Escapes Can Be Murder)
“I always love Charlie's escapades. She keeps me glued to the story, unable to put it down. Love the mixture of humor and suspense. Can't wait for the next adventure!” – Meg, 5 stars on Amazon
“Each book in the series just keeps getting better and better.” – Vine Voice reviewer on Amazon
“Charlie is a fabulous amateur sleuth!” – Midwest Book Review