Charlie Hunter retired from the force at 40 to relax, work on his boat and go fishing with his son on weekends, not become an amateur sleuth. But he can't say no to Kara Webb when she seeks his help in tracking down her sister, missing for 15 years. The disappearance of teenager Jasmine Webb was one of the first cases Charlie worked on after being made a detective. He's never forgotten it or his suspicions, even after the girl's parents told police they'd heard from her and the file on Jasmine was closed. When Charlie's son is threatened, finding Jasmine becomes even more important—it's no longer just about closure, it's about protecting his family. Which makes the constant dead ends all the more frustrating. Until Charlie realizes that the question they should be asking isn't where Jasmine is, but who Jasmine has become...(synopsis from Goodreads)
Unfinished Business was an interesting mystery with a shocker ending. Fifteen years ago Kara Webb’s sister went missing and her family won’t talk about it. Her brother is now dead and it was ruled an accident. When going through his things she finds a recent picture of her brother and sister. She needs answers and seeks out the former detective who handled the case. Protagonist, Charlie Hunter, isn’t interested in playing detective anymore. He agrees to look at the old case and soon finds himself intrigued by Kara and niggling questions. Together, they begin to retrace her sister steps and question those involved with Jasmine at the time of her disappearance. Despite Hunter’s efforts to have Kara stop looking, they soon find themselves in danger. Jasmine’s new life involves dangerous people who do not want her found. Unwilling to let his family be threatened, they set out to discover the answers. Unfinished Business was a quick and clever read. It is the first in a series involving Charlie Hunter and his unsolved cases. I look forward to reading more of W. Soliman’s books. This book is available for pre-order and will be released October 17, 2011.
I want to thank netGalley and Carina Press for the ARC in exchange for my unbiased review.
I gave this 3 coffee cups out of 5.
Author: W. Soliman