Don’t Lose Her, by Jonathon King, is set in Southern Florida. The story opens with Diane Manchester, a US federal judge, hearing the case of a Colombian cartel leader. She calls for a lunch break and the defendant agrees and expresses his wish for her and her baby’s good health. Was this a thinly veiled threat? On Diane’s way to lunch she is kidnapped. Her husband asks his private detective friend, Max Freeman, for help with finding his wife. Max immediately embarks on his investigation because time is of the essence as Diane is eight months pregnant.
The story is told by Diane, Max and one of her kidnappers which brings depth to this fast paced story. While there is no shortage of possible suspects, the reason for the kidnapping is not immediately clear. No calls demanding ransom or a prisoner release are received. Who would do this and why?
Well drawn characters, solid prose ,a suspense filled plot and a surprise ending make this book a great read.
I received this book free of charge and I give this review of my own free will.