The Girl Who Disappeared Twice

The Girl Who Disappeared Twice She couldn t stop it Not then Not now If she d only turned her head she would have seen the car containing her daughter struggling to get out Struggling to escape her kidnapper Despite all her years

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  • Title: The Girl Who Disappeared Twice
  • Author: Andrea Kane
  • ISBN: 9780778329848
  • Page: 360
  • Format: Hardcover
  • She couldn t stop it.Not then.Not now.If she d only turned her head, she would have seen the car containing her daughter, struggling to get out Struggling to escape her kidnapper.Despite all her years determining the fates of families, veteran family court judge Hope Willis couldn t save her own Now she s frantically grasping at any hope for Krissy s rescue Her husbandShe couldn t stop it.Not then.Not now.If she d only turned her head, she would have seen the car containing her daughter, struggling to get out Struggling to escape her kidnapper.Despite all her years determining the fates of families, veteran family court judge Hope Willis couldn t save her own Now she s frantically grasping at any hope for Krissy s rescue Her husband dead set against it, she calls Casey Woods and her team of renegade investigators,Forensic Instincts.A behaviorist.A techno wizard.An intuitive.A former Navy SEAL Unconventional operatives.All with unique talents and personal reasons for being part of Casey s group, they ll do whatever it takes.Able to accurately read people after the briefest of encounters, Casey leads her crew to Krissy s home There, she picks up the signs of a nervous spouse, a guilty conscience, a nanny that hides on her cell She watches as secrets beg to creep into the open.Forensic Instincts will dig through each tiny clue and eliminate the clutter But time is running out, and even working around the clock, the authorities are bound by the legal system Not so Casey s team For they know that the difference between Krissy coming back alive and disappearing forever could be as small as a suspect s rapid breathing, or as deep as Hope s dark family history.

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    1. First off let me saw that I am not a big fan of Kane's writing style. The story is meant for adults, but the writing is seems like it was meant for high schoolers. It was simple, but not with the class or grace that someone like Agatha Christie has. Christie's stories are simply written, yet elegant in their plot and twists; Kane's book is simple in both plot and writing. Not that that's bad, it just jolted me out of the story more than once.The dialogue was also a little stilted occasionally. T [...]

    2. A more detailed review of this novel can be found at my blog.The novel starts out looking like it might be good, but quickly sheds that impression. Casey (trope name alert!) Woods heads an organization called Forensic Instinct, along with her two partners: an ex-SEAL called Marc Devereaux, and an electronics nerd called Ryan McKay. How this fantastical organization is funded is left as a complete mystery.After a brief intro, the team is hired by Judge Hope Willis to find her kidnapped 5 year old [...]

    3. Have you ever noticed when you read a great book that you've fallen in love with the characters so much that you just know in your heart that they'll return in another book in the future? That's what I thought when I read The Girl Who Disappeared Twice by Andrea Kane. Not so much for Judge Hope Willis and her family whose story is told in this book about the disappearance of their young daughter which has a similar impact on the family as when her own sister disappeared several years ago. Imagin [...]

    4. I was very disappointed. Predictable, lackluster writing, no character development. Why did I read "the whole thing?" I kept thinking it must get better, it couldn't be that inane. It was.

    5. Very VERY pleased to stumble upon this first installment in why I hope will be a psychologically-thrilling mystery series

    6. I have very few rules about what I WON'T read. I won't read novels about vampire lovers.I won't read books with pictures of over-endowed and half-dressed pouty women (or men, for that matter) on the dust cover. I won't read books that glorify sadism or sadists. I won't read books about Hitler. And I won't read mystery or crime books in which children or animals are the victims. Other than that, most anything goes.Why, then, did I wind up reading this book in which a five-year-old child is the vi [...]

    7. I haven't read any Andrea Kane before, and I was in a bit of a mystery mood when I saw this book on a library mystery display. It was disappointing. The opening scenes were well done and quickly got my attention. But by the time I'd finished chapter 4, I had figured out who did it - or at least generally what was going on. I continued reading more to see how it was resolved rather than who-dun-it, and that became a mess of former mob ties, lots of red herrings, and some awkward romance. Thirty-t [...]

    8. The book was more focused on the case rather than the characters. I only got to know them on the professional level (that they're the best in their field). There were bits and snippets about their personalities but not much. I didn't mind because this being the first book so I was hoping to get to know them more in the other books. Also, there were some personal conflict but they were solved pretty quickly and the characters involved would not let those conflicts got in the way of the investigat [...]

    9. Let me start off by saying if you like the new show "Criminal Mind: Suspect Behaviour", you will like this book. Very early on, we find out who the suspect is - which was a bit of a let down for me. Fortunately, the rest of book deals with the why. Why would someone kidnap a young girl.The story flows nicely, the writing is well done. I must say, personally I was a bit disillusioned that I was able to figure it out so quickly. While the rest of the story was still exciting and fast paced, it did [...]

    10. The only reason I stayed with this book was to see if I was correct about whodunnit. I figured it out very early, and the title sort of gives it away, so I think that would be the first thing I would change, were I the editor.The writing was kind of lame - way too many conversations explaining simple stuff, with declarative sentences, that made you feel like the author thought you were stupid. Sometimes it was too cutesy and moronic - especially the banter between the Forensic Institute employee [...]

    11. Interesting premise, but didn't quite hold together. Lot's of stock characters, none of whom are original or compelling. Basically, this is a series "pilot". Establishes the team for books yet to come. I won't be bothering to read any of them.

    12. I thoroghly enjoyed listening to this book and can't believe it's taken me so long to read it! They sure just don't write books like they used to now do they? I believe Andrea Kane really has a knack for grabbing a reader and holding on to them throughout the entire story! I was pretty shocked at the ending! Overall, excellent and the best part is, there's plenty more to follow!

    13. I've read Andrea Kane in the past and really liked her books but this is the first that I've given less than 4 stars. It just didn't grab me like the previous books did. Maybe it was because there were just too many agencies involved (FBI, local cops, the CARD team (whoever they were), Forensic Instincts and a former FBI consultant) and instead of them all following different leads/directions, they were stumbling all over themselves in a pissing match all chasing the same thing (oh yeah they pre [...]

    14. I hate when I can predict the ending of a book. Its fun to try and guess what the twist is, and what everything is leading up to. And I don't mind figuring it out in the last two chapters - that makes me feel clever. But when I guess the ending of a book in the FIRST two chapters, it irritates me. Yet, I continued reading because I needed to make sure I was right (I was). Some of the dialogue was unrealistic - people just don't talk that way. Overall, it was an okay book. I didn't hate the book [...]

    15. I've really enjoyed Andrea Kane's books in the past - most recently the Sloane Burbank books which were nicely dark and twisty - but something about this new book didn't quite work for me and I'm not sure what it is.Hope Willis is a judge with a tragedy in her past. When she was a child her twin sister was abducted from the bed in which they were sleeping. She was never seen again. That disappearance broke Hope's family to pieces but now, as an adult, she seems to have everything in order. She's [...]

    16. A child is kidnapped and within minutes the local police, the New York State Police and the FBI are on the case, along with several other experts from groups with various initials. But despite all their effort they are unable to find any trace of the missing girl. The desperate mother then calls in the private team of Forensic Instincts, and these are all joined by another detective who investigated the kidnapping of the mother's twin sister 32 years previously, but had failed to solve the case. [...]

    17. För 32 år sedan blev Hope Willis tvillingsyster kidnappad. Nu, blir hennes dotter kidnappad på samma sätt. Är ödet bara grymt eller har kidnappningarna något sammanband?Casey woods gillar inte att vara polis under stränga lagar. Hon vill åt brottslingar med hjälp av alla medel och bestämde sig därför för att starta utredningsföretaget Forensic Instincts tillsammans med FBI- kriminalaren Marc som älskar att använda sina knytnävar och datageniet Ryan som bygger in robotar för at [...]

    18. Casey Woods is contacted by a frantic Judge Hope Willis who explains that her daughter has been kidnapped and wants Casey's team on the case. Forensic Instincts is a group of experts who aren't afraid to bend the law to get their job done. Now they are helping the police and FBI search for Krissy Willis who was taken from school grounds. Soon Casey and her team are uncovering possible connections to the mob, a possible ransom, and secrets from another kidnapping 30 years ago.As the team intervie [...]

    19. Greatly enjoyed this and it's my first by this author. I'd recently started 4 dogs of books so it was an even greater pleasure to start something not totally full of errors. It wasn't without mistakes but in no way anything that made it unreadable.I loved the people working for Forensic Instincts-all very different and all bringing their own special abilities to the table. Casey was a special favourite of mine, I have to say. I liked her style and her way of dealing with people.I loved the tribu [...]

    20. Casey Woods' 3-person crime-solving startup, Forensic Instincts, takes on the troubling disappearance of the child of an honest judge and her shyster-y defense atty husband. Before long, Woods is also working on the long-ago disappearance of the honest judge's twin sister as well. Reads like a TV series waiting to happen, with some good and some dreadful dialogue, and definite socially conservative leanings (oh, how much easier it is to solve crimes when you are not hampered by those terrible re [...]

    21. I would have enjoyed this more as a book rather than audio. Although the suspense worked well in audio format reader Jim Colby didn't have the vocal skills to keep the myriad characters distinctive and his ability to voice female characters was practically nil. A female reader would have been more successful. The story itself was very interesting. When a judge's 5 year old daughter is kidnapped she doesn't just rely on the FBI, she calls in a private team, one whose objective is getting back the [...]

    22. I read a lot in this genre and even though I had heard of this author, this was the first I have read from her.I really enjoyed this. The storyline and kidnapper were obvious but I actually really enjoyed the entire storyline. I liked all of the characters and enjoyed getting to know all of their basic stories. There was times I wanted to slap Hope and her stupid husband up side of the head but to be honest I wasn't reading the story because of those characters. I loved Casey and the rest of For [...]

    23. I really enjoyed this novel. Now, I will admit that I was wary when I began reading. As this novel revolves around the kidnapping of five year old Krissy, I was worried that it might deal with pedophilia, and if that was the case, there was no way I was reading it. I was very happy to find, however, this is not one of those the break your heart, can’t finish reading, gruesome kidnapping novels, and Kane makes this clear fairly early on in the novel. So, if you’re anything like me, rest assur [...]

    24. I liked this book. I really did.I liked the cast, the writting, the interactionsi hated i knew who was the kidnapper more or less from the start and knew who to blame the second time at the time of first mention.Yeah, if you dont like predictable in a crime novel - RUN and dont look back - but if you dont mind and are interested in a fairly enjoyable read try this one. Its not the best but there are faaar worse.

    25. UGH! Despite knowing who the kidnapper was from literally page 5, this book was poorly written. People don't speak in the way that this author described their conversations. The whole time I was reading quotes I was thinking, "Who would actually say that in real life?"Also, the realationship between the main character and her boyfriend was completely unbelievable and I didn't care one bit about them. However, she kept talking about their fabulous sex life. WHO CARES??Hated it.

    26. This was my first book by Andrea Kane and boy was this a good one. First in the Forensic Instincts series as well. Forensic Instincts is an elite group of people that get called in to solve a crime when the police and FBI can't solve it. In this book a family hires them to solve the kidnapping of their 6 year old daughter. There are lots of twists and turns in this story but I loved it. 5 stars.

    27. I really enjoyed this story. Listened to it while working at Mums place. The Forensic team is an interesting mix of characters who all have their own unique abilities. I thought the storyline was good although I worked out who the kidnapper was quite early in the piece, still found it enjoyable. would make a great tele movie.

    28. The story itself was good, slightly predictable, but good. I wasn't a fan of the Willis family, but the investigative trio made the story. Loved the chemistry between all of theme addition of CLAIRE-voyant, the dog, and the retired special agent were wonderful. I also enjoyed the relationship between Casey and Hutch. Can't wait to see where Andrea Kane leads this group next!

    29. I enjoyed the story (although half of the twist was obvious by the end of the first quarter of the book), but if they reminded the reader one more time how Forensic Instincts plays by it's own rules, I was going to throw the book in frustration. I get it! Their own rules, outside the box, outside the law, by any means necessary, etc, etc. Argh!

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