I saw the name Tess Gerritsen and stand alone on NetGalley and I immediately requested Girl Missing.
What I liked: I've been reading Ms Gerritsen's Rizzoli and Isles' books for a while. Basically, I've gotten a bit bored with them but not the writing. Just the characters. I enjoy them but am not waiting on pins and needles to get them in my library.
I've read a few other stand alone's of Ms Gerritsen's and wanted to try another. This was an entertaining and quick read. Was it riveting? No. Was it entertaining? Pretty much so. Ms Gerritsen admits up front this is a rework of a previously published novel, Peggy Sue Got Murdered. This was a transition novel for her.
Missing Girl is more a romantic suspense than anything. I enjoyed the caliber of Ms Gerritsen's writing and the story held my attention. It was a quick easy read.
What I didn't like: I would have finished Girl Missing no matter what I thought just to get the conclusion to the story. It did feel a bit under developed. The characters, none of them, felt fully fleshed out. They seemed a bit one dimensional. For some readers, I think this would detract from the story. For me, I just went with it.
I'm very glad Ms Gerritsen's writing has progressed from this story. If it had been the first book I read by her, I'm not sure I would have become such a huge fan.