Last Place Seen is Alessandra Harris' 3rd novel. I really enjoyed her 1st one, Blaming the Wind, which I read back in 2016. Somehow I missed her 2nd, Everything She lost, in 2018 (I WILL get to it!). But I was able to get the 3rd one, thanks to Alessandra. And I enjoyed this one too. She combines mystery and drama with family dynamics with social justice issues with tightly woven stories. Here is the storyline:
In the aftermath of her husband's life-altering mistake, Tiana Williams grapples with lingering resentment while working full-time and raising their toddler. But when Jay becomes a person of interest in the kidnapping of ten-year-old Zoe Miller, Tiana is torn between trusting her husband and believing the growing pile of evidence. After she gets dragged further into the mystery and discovers her connection to the missing girl, the shaky ground beneath her crumbles.
With the odds stacked against him, Jay does everything in his power to prove his innocence. Racing against the clock, he must uncover the truth about Zoe's kidnapping before he loses everything he loves - including his freedom.
During a sweltering heat wave and a raging California wildfire, Tiana and Jay will stop at nothing to find Zoe, even if it means tearing apart their marriage and risking their own lives in the process.
If this sounds like a book you will have trouble putting down, then you are correct. Plus, it happens to take place in the San Francisco Bay Area, which, for many of you (including myself), will feel right at home.
Get your hands (or ears) around Last Place Seen.