Thin Air (Jessica Shaw, #1) PDF Book by Lisa      Gray PDF ePub

Thin Air (Jessica Shaw, #1)

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3.9310,745 votes • 688 reviews
Published 01 Jun 2019
Thin Air (Jessica Shaw, #1).pdf
Format Kindle Edition
Pages284
Edition6
Publisher Thomas & Mercer
ISBN -
ISBN13-
Languageeng



She investigates missing persons—now she is one.

Private investigator Jessica Shaw is used to getting anonymous tips. But after receiving a photo of a three-year-old kidnapped from Los Angeles twenty-five years ago, Jessica is stunned to recognize the little girl as herself.

Eager for answers, Jessica heads to LA’s dark underbelly. When she learns that her biological mother was killed the night she was abducted, Jessica’s determined to solve a case the police have forgotten. Meanwhile, veteran LAPD detective Jason Pryce is in the midst of a gruesome investigation into a murdered college student moonlighting as a prostitute. A chance encounter leads to them crossing paths, but Jessica soon realizes that Pryce is hiding something about her father’s checkered history and her mother’s death.

To solve her mother’s murder and her own disappearance, Jessica must dig into the past and find the secrets buried there. But the air gets thinner as she crawls closer to the truth, and it’s getting harder and harder to breathe.

Thin Air (Jessica Shaw, #1) Reviews

Vicky
- The United States
2
Wed, 15 May 2019

SOME MAY CONSIDER THIS A SPOILER!!!!!! POSITIVES; It was a creative concept for mystery. Gray's description of Hollywood felt real. It was like the set of the series Goliath. NEGATIVES; Dropping the story of one character when something was about to be revealed in one chapter and taking up another character's perspective in the next, only made it a little confusing and did not add to the story (this works sometimes,here not so much). The answer to the main mystery could be easily guessed 1/4 of the way through the book, the second was a good twist and nice tie into the last (it was sweet but a little late). I am not feeling the main character Jessica, she drank a lot, smoked alot, had a tattoo and pierced nose, not a lot of depth there. I read in bed before I sleep, I judge a book by how many nights it takes me to read it. I started this book ahead on my reading challenge now I am behind.

VJ
- London, H9, The United Kingdom
5
Mon, 31 Dec 2018

She investigates missing persons—now she is one.
I really enjoyed this fast paced un-putdownable mystery/thriller with an enticing premise that delivered on the nose, and then some!
The main character, Jessica Shaw, is fun and feisty- the kind of girl you want to have on your side (and definitely go for a drink with!) I can't wait for the next in the series.

CD {Boulder Blvd}
- The United States
3
Thu, 09 May 2019

I'm mixed about this book. For the most part it was OK, sometimes interesting but I did find it easy to put down.
I figured out the killer the moment the character was introduced so it was important how the investigation went that made the story work. For the most part, the investigation was OK. There was actually some footwork involved. I liked the characters of Price and his partner Medina.
I thought it was extremely weird and a little too contrived that all the major players are essentially sitting in the same chair 25 years after Jessica's mother was killed. Plus Jessica was a little TSTL at the end which was disappointing.
The contents of the envelope from her "dad" was a nice touch.

PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps
- Conshohocken, PA
4
Wed, 01 May 2019

Missing person PI Jessica Shaw is looking for her next gig when she realizes that she is her own client. Alicia Lavelle, abducted at age three the night her mother was murdered is Jessica’s real identity. The picture of the missing girl holding the Barbie, *her* Barbie is actually Jessica which means her father lied all these years. A college student Amy Ong is missing and found butchered in a similar manner to Eleanor Lavelle, Jessica’s mother. Could there be a connection and if so, Jessica may be next?
THIN AIR is more mystery than thrilled. Lisa Gray hooked me in with the intriguing plot and different points of view. I couldn’t help to hope for a happy ending for Jessica, she certainly deserved it. The secretive small town cast of characters led me had no shortage of plausible suspects. Most everyone had something to hide.
THIN AIR is the first in a two part series with Jessica Shaw. I can’t wait to read the sequel. What I liked about THIN AIR is that the story was complete at the end, no cliffhanger to make me buy the next book. I do not like waiting a year to finish a story so props to Gray for trusting readers will care enough to buy book two.

Suze
- The United States
4
Wed, 01 May 2019

Intriguing plot
My choice of First Reads for May, the synopsis intrigued me-a picture from the past linking Jessica to a murder and a missing child. The author goes back and forth between the main characters, each with a different perspective.
I try not to do spoilers, so I will just say- this story is interesting and it is the start of a series. I look forward to reading more about Jessica Shaw- I like the author's writing style.