Detective Avery North has two dead girls on her hands — both are Asian and have a magnolia tattooed on their shoulders. But that’s about as far as her information goes. Without their names or identities, Avery fears a possible serial killer is getting away with murder, leaving him free to strike again.
When an item taken from one of the bodies leads her to a quiet neighborhood, Avery realizes that something far more evil and sinister is going on than she ever imagined. With the help of the medical examiner, Jackson Bryant, and her dedicated group of investigators, she is determined to procure justice for the young girls. Along the way, Avery will discover things about herself and slowly start opening her heart up again after the loss of her husband.
Dangerous Passage is an intense, suspense-filled read that deals with difficult and heart-wrenching situations in a tasteful manner. While it’s often easier (or at least less painful) trying to ignore the ugly reality of human trafficking and slavery, Lisa Harris gently opens readers’ eyes to the cruel reality many live every day, and not in some far off land, but right within the United States.
Along with Avery and Jackson, the reader will learn that instead of attempting to save the whole world at once, which is both overwhelming and impossible, we should strive to make a difference for one person at a time.
A cast filled with loveable characters will have you coming back time and time again to continue the journey with them. Harris pulled my emotions in so many directions that I wasn’t always certain how to react as she carried me through the spectrum of love, pain, loss, hope, and much more.
I recommend Dangerous Passage to readers looking to dive into a mystery while not being afraid of confronting some harsh truths. Readers won’t come out the other end the same way they entered.
Review copy provided by publisher. Thanks!
**Originally posted on Radiant Lit.