I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Destination Unknown by Liz Strange
Series: David Lloyd Investigations #3
Published by Self Published on February 20, 2014
Genres: M/M, Mystery
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Tracking down the whereabouts of a girl last seen on a cruise ship takes David Lloyd far from the streets of Toronto and thrusts him into the seedy world of human trafficking.
Last seen departing a cruise ship in Newport, Curacao, Piper Falco is never heard from again. Though no body was found it seemed likely the brilliant Canadian university student had met a violent end. Her father asks David to look into the case when the investigation by the local authorities, and even the RCMP and Interpol, turns cold. What David finds opens his eyes to a world far from his comfortable life in urban Toronto, a world where young girls are subjected to sexual degradation, and human lives are nothing more than currency!
David is hired by the father of a young woman, Piper Falco, who disappeared in Curaçao after disembarking from the cruise ship she worked for. The case puts him in the Caribbean as he tries to assemble clues to find Piper who seems to have just vanished.
David and his partner, Jamie, are also working together for the first time and have opened a joint office. Their relationship is shifting to one that is fully committed, requiring David to exercise more caution and care for his physical safety.
The procedural aspect of the story was interesting as it led David and Jamie into the seedier side of Curaçao, exposing the underbelly where sex trafficking was on the rise. There were several exciting and harrowing situations that kept me on edge, all the while not knowing if Piper was dead or alive.
I enjoyed seeing David and Jamie settle into their relationship and learn how to be a couple. They’re thriving as a couple and have a strong family network. It’s not the central aspect of the story but is certainly an important foundation.
This was an interesting case that went in unexpected directions. I’m looking forward to the next book as there are several budding romances in David and Jamie’s world, as well as a shift in David’s perspective. I love this series and enjoyed this story.
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