Not your run-of-the-mill mystery!
Sandra Brannan shares a depth of her heart in the latest adventure for her protagonist Liv Bergen. By including Liv’s nephew, Noah, in solving the case she sheds light on an issue that those with severe disabilities have so much to offer society than the limited views held of them. Noah has Cerebral Palsy where he is trapped inside his body with limited avenues to communicate. Yet his physical limitations don’t hold his mind captive.
The case is of a son of celebrity parents that is abducted. Liv, right out of Quantico training, is requested to be lead on the case as the FBI tries to unravel why this particular boy was taken. The usual police instincts are far off base when ransom is not the motive.
This story does not shy away from psychopathic minds, nor the seedy world of child abductors. It does highlight family relationships, those of Noah’s family that are heroic in what they do for each other in contrast to Ben’s family broken from the self-centeredness of fame and wealth.
This story showcases Liv’s tenacity, but reveals the tenderness she has for her family and those she truly cares about. It was a twist and turn maze of a read, highly entertaining yet empathetic in giving the reader a glimpse into the daily life of people like Noah.
To see other works by Sandra Brannan visit her website at http://sandrabrannan.com/