Mason's Missing: A Tuper Mystery

Mason's Missing: A Tuper Mystery

by Teresa Burrell

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Overview

Tuper is helping find five-year-old Mason, who was presumedly taken by his father, but when Mason's father is found unconscious, Mason has disappeared again. In an impossible search during a bitterly cold Montana blizzard, old cowboy Tuper and his hacker friend Lana's quest blurs into one of insanity and murder. As wounded Tuper fights to stay alive in the bitter cold, Lana searches cyberspace and finds someone is working hard to ensure certain secrets remain secret--especially Mason's true identity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781938680236
Publisher: Silent Thunder Publishing
Publication date: 09/08/2017
Pages: 306
Sales rank: 917,744
Product dimensions: 5.24(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.69(d)

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Mason's Missing: A Tuper Mystery 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
ReadersFavorite2 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by K.J. Simmill for Readers' Favorite In Mason's Missing by Teresa Burrell, five-year-old Mason was last seen running towards a man the teacher assumed to be his father, and getting into a dark blue Toyota RAV4. Days pass and there is no sign of Mason or a ransom demand. Word of mouth reaches Mason’s desperate mother, giving her cause to approach Tuper. He is thought to be the best, and she would do anything to enlist his services. But the stubborn and honourable Tuper is not in this line of work for the money; he has his own code, and he lives by it. Agreeing to take the case, despite his suspicions that everything is not as it seems, he stumbles across someone who can help him advance his investigation quicker. This new duo starts the hunt for Mason, uncovering strange circumstances and buried secrets as they progress. Mason is missing, but all is not as it first seems. Can they uncover the truth and find the boy before the unthinkable happens? I found Teresa Burrell’s writing style to be really easy going, so much so that I read the entire book in a single sitting. I was right there alongside Tuper and Lana as they tracked down leads and began to build the foundations of their new friendship. Red herrings, murder, mystery, mistakes, secrets, and peril; it doesn’t get any better than this to make a good recipe for a mystery story, and Mason's Missing (A Tuper Mystery Book 1) has them all. You’ll share the frustrations and victories of the characters as they delve deeper into the mystery and unravel the surprising truth about what actually happened. A really strong first book in a series, with just enough information about the lead characters so that they remain an intriguing mystery you want to learn more about.
ReadersFavorite1 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Ruffina Oserio for Readers' Favorite Mason's Missing by Teresa Burrell is a strong opening into A Tuper Mystery series, a blend of sleuth and mystery that follows an investigation into the disappearance of five-year-old Mason Jenkins. The story opens with a dramatic event that narrates the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of the child. When Tuper starts the investigation, everything indicates young Mason has been taken by his father. But complications arise when the father is found unconscious and the child is missing. Follow Tuper as he works feverishly through inclement weather to locate the missing child. With the help of his friend Lana, a hacker, can he uncover the mystery? What they discover will blow their minds and who Mason’s father is remains a mystery they’ll have to solve. And with enemies bent on keeping his identity secret, can they succeed? There is a lot to appreciate in this novel and I enjoyed the suspense and the way the author piques the reader’s curiosity. From the beginning, the author creates a sense of mystery and immediately introduces the key players in the story. Tuper was one of my favorite characters, a detective with grit and intelligence. I love Teresa Burrell’s writing. It is good. It is clean. And it is focused. I enjoyed the accurate use of words, the precision in the narrative, and the interesting dialogues. The paragraphs are written in the style of James Patterson's writing, short and enticing, each ending with a prompt for the reader to move to the next one. Fans of investigative novels will discover precious gems in Mason’s Missing. I loved reading this and can’t wait for the next book in the series.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Susan Sewell for Readers' Favorite An old cowboy and a young hacker race against time in a Montana blizzard to find a kidnapped five-year-old in the sensational mystery novel, Mason's Missing (A Tuper Mystery Book 1) by Teresa Burrell. While relaxing at one of his favorite haunts, Tuper is approached by Denise, a distraught mother who wants to hire him to find her missing son, Mason. Assisted by Lana, a loquacious computer systems engineer, Tuper begins the hunt. While he searches the local area, Lana prowls cyberspace. A massive storm is moving in and they are desperate to find Mason before any harm comes to him, but with each passing hour, Mason's chance of survival is diminishing. The data and information Lana and Tuper uncover about the family are contradictory, confusing, and inconsistent with Denise's claims. Things get even more troubling when her estranged husband is murdered, and there is no evidence to corroborate that Mason was ever with him. If Mason wasn't with his father, then where is he? Can Tuper and Lana locate him before it is too late? Mason's Missing (A Tuper Mystery Book 1) by Teresa Burrell is a spectacular mystery novel with an intriguingly convoluted plot. Filled with twists and turns, it is a spellbinding adventure which starts with Tuper's and Lana's introductions and continues to the exciting conclusion of the book. The unconventional characters, combined with the tangled variations of the intriguing plot, are well thought out and create a complex and riveting story. With so many nuances to the story line, the reader is kept guessing and speculating to the very end. It is a thrilling mystery novel with a rustic hero, and I recommend it to those who love original characters and thought-provoking plots.
DZ87507 More than 1 year ago
Tuper, a laconic aging cowboy in Montana with a mysterious past, agrees to help a woman find her five-year-old son, Mason. Tuper has three interests – guns, gambling, and women. He knows a lot of people and he can get things done, but this case is much more complicated than what it appears. What he thinks might be custodial interference turns out to be something much more sinister and sad. Tuper is helped in his quest by a mysterious young woman with mad hacker skills, and a network of friends and acquaintances. Burrell writes the excellent Advocate series involving a children’s lawyer, her bff/law partner, and a handsome PI. Tuper played a minor part in one of the last Advocate series, and Burrell is allowing him to shine on his own in this book. I liked this book much more than I expected. I’m always nervous when I read a new entry from a favorite author (I have the fear I’ll be disappointed, or have to tell someone their baby is ugly), but I found Tuper to be an interesting character. He’s cranky and resistant to change and technology, and Lana, the young hacker, is an interesting foil to him. They have a sort of rocky relationship, but find their way to a solid friendship by the end of the book. I also enjoyed that one of my favorite characters from the Advocate series, JP, made several appearances in this story, providing a nice connection. If you’re new to Burrell’s work, this is a great place to start. The references to her other series are smooth and worked into the plot in a natural way. You don’t have to be a fan of the Advocate series to like this one, but I bet once you read this, you’ll want to search out her other series. I look forward to seeing more from Tuper and his crew. In the interests of full disclosure, I beta read this for the author, but I liked it enough that I purchased my own copy afterward.
Ellen-oceanside More than 1 year ago
MASON MISSING by Teressa.Burrell The words my son is missing, a parent never wants to say. Denise wants Tuper to find him. Yet,she is keeping something from him. The father out of work. The vehicle used for the abduction regristered to someone else. Pieces are not coming, but the lying is. Intriguing plot, how can Tuper find the child, and now it has turned deadly. The plot kept your interest, the characters were well described. Became more than just a child missing, and readers will definitely enjoy. Given ARC for my voluntary review and my honest opinion.