About the Book
Police Chief Autumn Long is fighting to keep her job in the quiet Alaska town of Shadow Gap when an unexpected string of criminal activity leaves her with a wounded officer, unexplained murders, and even an attack on her own father. Despite her mistrust of outsiders, she turns to Grier Brenner, a newcomer who seems to have the skills and training Autumn needs to face this threat to her community.
Grier is in Alaska for the same reason so many others are–to disappear–when Chief Long enlists his help. He emerges from the shadows and proves his mettle, but his presence in her life could be a deadly trap for them both. If his secret is exposed, all will be lost. And he’s not sure even Autumn could save him.
As the stakes rise and the dangers increase, Autumn and Grier must rely on each other to extinguish the deadly threats.
In My Opinion
Let me start out by saying that I enjoyed the Cold Light of Day by Elizabeth Goddard, the first book in her brand-new Missing in Alaska series. There are many characters to like in this tiny Alaska town and a handful to not enjoy so much. There is a good amount of action and the series is a wonderful introduction to life in Alaska.
That said, for the series title to be Missing in Alaska, I was hoping for more of a missing persons case. Instead, I got a prologue with a missing person and how that tied into the story was pretty minimal (I won’t spoil it for you). In fact, it was such a small blip on my radar when the truth is discovered, I’d already forgotten about that prologue. And if that little storyline had been left out of the book, it would have been just as enjoyable.
The argument could be made that the series name comes from the many mentions of how easy it is to get lost (literally and figuratively) in Alaska, so I can forgive the little disappointment with that. I did enjoy getting to know Autumn and Greer, and I hope to see them again in future books.
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