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It’s a true crime novel with a twist. The author, James Renner, has inserted himself near the center of this missing persons mystery. Maura Murray disappeared in 2004 after wrecking her car in the middle of nowhere New Hampshire. Renner, an investigative journalist, can’t get this story off of his mind, and thus, obsessively tracks down every lead he can find. With the help of good connections, some online forums and “arm chair sleuths,” he’s able to piece together Murray’s past and form his own conclusions. Strangely, Murray’s family doesn’t appear to want to assist Renner with his investigation.
Intermixed with the Maura Murray story are bits and pieces about Renner’s family and current life, as well as snippets of his past that may or may not have led to him becoming an investigative journalist.
With short chapters and an interesting storyline, this book is a very quick read.