A grieving father goes missing following the gruesome death of his three-year-old daughter in an accident directly attributable to his own negligence. For reasons both personal and professional, private investigator Adam Fraley takes on the task of tracking down the father at the request of the dead child's older sibling. In a case fraught with intrigue, danger, and the overhanging threat of family disintegration. Fraley's search ultimately takes him to remote regions of Haiti where he discovers he is not the only one in search of the father. Soon, he finds himself entangled in the tentacles of a lucrative international insurance scam involving the falsification of death records. Fraley's probing is viewed by the scheme's masterminds as a serious threat to their continued existence, leading its operatives to mark the private investigator for elimination before he exposes them.
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The Perpetual Penitent based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
3.5 STARS A man accidentally kills his 3-year-old daughter and finds he cannot stop feeling guilty, even though his family never blamed him. Later on, he leaves his family without a word and disappears. He's now fallen off the grid for the past 5 years. Is he still alive? Changed his name and living another life? If still alive, where would he go? Private Investigator Adam Fraley is hired by the man's older daughter to find him ...or his body. Their family is disintegrating and none of them can move forward. Farley's investigation leads him to Haiti .. where he discovers that he is not the only one looking for the missing man. The biggest surprise is finding a death certificate for the man ... although it's a fake. Someone wants Fraley to stop the investigation and go home, but he is just tenacious enough to ignore the danger. This is rather slow-paced, but the mystery is maintained throughout. I liked the blend of personal and professional. The characters are likable and well defined. It's a short (less than 200 pages), easy read. Many thanks to the author / Melange Books / Netgalley for the digital copy of this engaging mystery. Read and reviewed voluntarily, opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.