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The Missing Colton (The Coltons of Wyoming #3)

4.17  ·  Rating Details  ·  65 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
A gripping Coltons of Wyoming mystery unfolds from award-winning author Loreth Anne White 

The dark mystery of a Colton child's disappearance has haunted Dead River Ranch for thirty years. Solving the crime is foreign correspondent Jagger McKnight's last chance to put his war-ravaged past to rest. But his undercover mission leaves him the victim of an attack. And h
Paperback, 288 pages
Published September 3rd 2013 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2013)
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Kathy B. (Tx)
Sep 01, 2013 Kathy B. (Tx) rated it it was amazing
More mystery and romance at Dead River Ranch!!

This book is the third installment in The Coltons of Wyoming continuity in the Harlequin Romantic Suspense line. The setting of these books is Dead River Ranch in the back of beyond Wyoming and the mystery centers around the cold case kidnapping of Cole Colton who is the son of crusty patriarch, Jethro Colton. The hero of The Missing Colton is Jagger McKnight who is a freelance reporter who comes to the ranch to find out what happened to Cole in orde
Aug 18, 2013 Toni rated it really liked it
The detailed imagery in this book is amazing. White has a deft hand with descriptive phrase. She brings to life the barren Wyoming plains soon after a wildfire. I swear I could hear boots crunching as I heard the sand blowing around. White’s vivid writing style brings a depth to the series that helps bring everything to life, including Wyoming.

The Wyoming backdrop is the perfect foil for the two main characters. Both Mia and Jagger end up their while searching for peace; in this they are well-m
Nikki Murray
Sep 01, 2013 Nikki Murray rated it it was amazing
GREAT READ! highly recommended!
As a journalist just returning from Afghanistan, trying to deal with the amount of loss he has just witnessed in war. Jagger McKnight had been captured, tortured and held captive while away in Afghanistan. His flashbacks have started and has brought back something deeper from his past as a child. The time when he was kidnapped as a young child. All those memories compiled and the tragedies he faced was all too much. Jagger needed to run away fast from all of it. He
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4.0 Star Review - The Coltons of Wyoming # 3 series

I recommend this book.

I enjoyed this book by Loreth. This book includes drama, passion, gunfire, betrayal and romance throughout the entire story.

If you have not read the below I would recommend reading those books first.
The Colton Ransom by Marie Ferrarella
Colton by Blood by Melissa Cutler

Jagger McKnight is a foreign correspondent who is trying to solve the 30 year old crime of the missing C
Good book. Jagger has been drifting along, trying to come to terms with his memories of the war when he hears about the long past mystery of the missing Colton baby. As the victim of a childhood kidnapping himself he wants to put his investigative talents to work to bring justice to the missing boy. Before he can even begin his undercover investigation he is attacked and left for dead. Mia finds him and takes him back to the ranch to heal. All of his things have disappeared but he is left with t ...more
Aug 31, 2013 Emily rated it it was amazing
There were a lot of different things in this book that made it so wonderful. It had passion, drama danger, romance, and the imagery was amazing. I love Mia and Jagger, but I think that Mia's character was my favorite, I am not sure why but I feel like I connected with her. I really like the Colton Family, and I cannot wait to figure out who Cole is and what happened and who has been causing all of the trouble in Dead River.

I really like the idea that this series is all written by different auth
Aug 16, 2013 Cyndi rated it it was amazing
This story takes place at the Dead River Ranch in Wyoming. Its part of a series that I am looking forward to reading in its entirety. 30 years prior, baby Cole Colton was kidnapped from his nursery and never found. In this installment of the series, Jagger McKnight goes to the Dead River Ranch in order to find some answers and find justice for Cole. Being a journalist, he also planned on writing an exclusive story. After he was injured in an attack, he meets Mia Sanders. Mia is a nurse in the i ...more
Aug 27, 2013 Claire rated it it was amazing
I read this book because it is part of a series that I started. I had never heard of this author before looking into The Coltons of Wyoming. Now I am really glad that I did and will put other books by Loreth Ann White on my tbr list.

I am hooked on this family and can't wait for more in this series. It was great that you get more details about what happened it's quite an intricate story line for different authors to collaborate on. Kudos to all involved. I am looking forward to reading the next i
Pam Batchelor
Aug 16, 2013 Pam Batchelor rated it it was amazing
After reading the other 2 books in the series, I was hooked.. Being just introduced to Loreth, I wasn't sure what to expect. The book sucks you right in from the first chapter.. Who doesn't want to save a wounded Alpha male?!? Mia's strong but hurting inside character reminds us all that we're human.
Great book!!!! Loreth has a new reader for life!!! And if you missed the other 2 Colton books- go get them!!
Kate Vale
Cole Colton was kidnapped as a baby. Thirty years later, Jagger McKnight, himself kidnapped and raised by people he thought were his parents but weren't, decides to see if he can find justice for the baby no one seemed to try to find. But then he's attacked and almost killed on his way to the ranch where the baby's family still lives.

Who is out to get him and why? Even the nurse for the ailing Colton patriarch thinks Jagger is Cole. But is he?

And if he isn't, can his investigative reporter skill
Sep 02, 2013 Lhenry rated it really liked it
A little confusing since I hadn't read the 1st two, but very likable characters and a slight twist on the amnesia plot
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Received 4 1/2 stars @ RT Book Reviews
Miniseries: The Coltons of Wyoming
Category: Suspense
Paula Legate
Nov 01, 2013 Paula Legate rated it really liked it
This is another great addition to The Coltons of Wyoming series. I was a little disappointed that the author left me hanging. I know why she did, so she could continue with the saga.

This story was about Jagger McKnight. He was a world traveled reporter. His last story left him injured. He needed to do something with his life, that he felt he made a difference. He wanted to get to the bottom of the Cole kidnapping that happened 30 years ago. The baby boy was taking right out of his crib. The fam
Carolyn Klawuhn
Jul 30, 2015 Carolyn Klawuhn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book.

This book contained a bit of every emotion. Plenty of suspense and a happy ending. The only drawback to this book were some proofreading errors.
Dawn ♥ romance
May 15, 2015 Dawn ♥ romance rated it really liked it
Overall I liked this romantic suspense with an interesting plot and some exciting action but there were too many crime suspects and I don't like it when someone keeps secrets. There were a lot of unsolved aspects of this story even for part of a series. Nurse Mia finds Jagger in the woods with a head wound but he ends up with amnesia.
Heather Heal
Nov 11, 2013 Heather Heal rated it liked it
Good story and characters. Would have rated it higher if not for missing words in too many sentences. Example: end of page 228 - "then bring her right up her" should be "up to her."
Nitpicky, I know but happened to often.
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Loreth Anne White is a multi-published author of award-winning romantic suspense and mystery. Loreth is a double RITA nominee. She has won the Romantic Times Reviewers' choice award for Romantic Suspense, is a double Romantic Times Reviewers' choice award finalist, a double Daphne Du Maurier finalist, and a multiple CataRomance Reviewers' choice winner.

She hails from southern Africa, but now lives
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Other Books in the Series

The Coltons of Wyoming (6 books)
  • The Colton Ransom (The Coltons of Wyoming, #1)
  • Colton by Blood (The Coltons of Wyoming, #2)
  • The Colton Bride
  • Triple Exposure
  • Colton Christmas Rescue

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