When forensic sculptor Jessica Sanford of Portland, Oregon, completes a facial reconstruction on unidentified remains found in a forest grave, she is shocked to discover that she has a personal connection to the victim. Jessica is then driven to identify the victim, confirm their relationship, and deliver justice for her death.
Jessica cleverly exploits connections from her past in her quest for the victim's identity. Once she understands their link, Jessica finds herself more immersed in this case than in anything she has done before. Those involved in the apparent homicide are still out there--and Jessica intends to find them. Her relationships, her career, and her life are at risk as she strives to reconstruct the victim's last days.
Not just about uncovering a crime and hunting the suspects, The Reconstruction is also about a young woman's search for her own identity. Jessica is a strong, independent woman who strives to balance her career, her passions, and her social life. The reader accompanies Jessica as she applies all of her skills and all of her smarts to try to solve the mystery of a lifetime.
Readers who enjoy suspenseful mysteries and forensics procedurals will find The Reconstruction engrossing.
|Publisher:||Agent Q Bookworks|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.67(d)|
About the Author
Karl is the author of seven popular books and numerous articles on software development and management, as well as a memoir of life lessons. "The Reconstruction" is his first novel. Karl resides in Happy Valley, Oregon, with his wife, Chris, and five guitars. You can contact him at www.thereconstructionbook.com or at www.karlwiegers.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
What would you do if you were doing a forensic reconstruction and the face that came up was........you? Jessica was adopted when she was a child and is now an adult who never knew who her biological parents. She finds she has a twin sister who was murdered. Trying too find the killers, she puts herself in danger. The killers are looking for her and they have found her. What now. Will she get away or will she die like her sister? This book was well written with a lot of suspense and mystery. It does end in a cliff hanger. Awaiting the next book. I received this book from Net Galley for an honest review and no compensation
I didn't think I was going to like it based on the first chapter but boy the rest of the book was intense. I really enjoyed reading this book, The only complaint that I have is that the author ended it with Jessica unknowingly in danger & no clues as to what happens next.! Does Jessica live, are the killers caught, do they kill Jessica? So many questions... I can't wait to read the next book which hopefully answer these questions. #TheReconstruction #NetGalley
Jessica Sanford, the protagonist, is an adopted Asian woman who does facial reconstruction and works with law enforcement. During a reconstruction assignment for an apparent homicide victim, she suspects the victim is her unknown twin sister. The story narrates her search to identify the victim and to determine if she is related. Mr. Wiegers does a good job with the main character's development and the book is an easy read. However, there is a lack of excitement and Jessica's personal and professional relationships are underdeveloped. All in all, for his first attempt at fiction, I think Mr. Wiegers did a good job.