Vanishing Point (Sharon McCone #24)
The Vanishing Point opens with McCone’s wedding reception. She and Hy Ripinsky have returned from their spur-of-the-moment trip to Vegas firmly wed. They fly back to find a surprise party waiting for them to usher them into married life. Given that both of them are independent workaholics, it is then appropriat...more
In the latest installment in this critically acclaimed series, Sharon McCone is hired to investigate one of San Luis Obispo County's most puzzling cold cases. A generation ago, Laurel Greenwood, a housewife and artist, inexplicably vanished, leaving her young daughter alone. Now, new evidence suggests that the missing woman may have led a strange double life. But before McCone can penetrate the tangled mystery, she must first solve a second dis...more
We begin this book with the wedding party of Hai and Sharon who have finally gotten married. But Sharon’s former partner, Rae, comes to her with a cold case from a dear friend. Jennifer’s mother disappeared 22 years ago. No one ever found a body or found out what happened to her. As Sharon begins investigating this case with Jennifer’s husband, Mark, saying no expense will be spare...more
That said, this was a good, quick read - d...more
The latest episode in one of my favourite series; I'm a fan, look elsewhere if you want criticism (even the constructive kind).
This is classic McCone, as good as ever. This time she's looking into the over twenty year old disappearance of a young mother; one of her now grown up children wants the case settled.
There's enough of the regular characters (now an enormous cast) but not too much, and plenty enough of a mystery, not too overloaded with twists, not too simple. Perfect as far as I'm con...more
Muller, Marcia – 24th in series
Mysterious Press, 2006- Hardcover
*** Newly married PI Sharon McCone is hired by a woman to find her mother who disappeared without a trace 22 years earlier. When the client also disappears, is history repeating itself?
*** I always enjoy Muller’s books, but this one not quite as much as some others. I do find I miss simplicity of the early McCone stories when she was on her own and there seems to be more action. In this 24th...more
Not one of the most edgy stories by Muller, but McCone fans will love the personal touches.
In the early 1970s, having moved to California, Muller found herself unemployable and began experimenting with mystery novels.
In the ensuing thirty-some years,...more