Book Review: Hearts of the Missing by Carol Potenza @MinotaurBooks @calypza #HeartsoftheMissing #bookreview #bookblog



PUBLISHER: Minotaur Books

PUBLICATION DATE: December 4th, 2018


Thank you to Minotaur Books for sending me a free physical ARC copy of this book. This book is a winner of the Tony Hillerman Prize.



When a young woman linked to a list of missing Fire-Sky tribal members commits suicide, Pueblo Police Sergeant Nicky Matthews is assigned to the case. As the evidence leads her to a shocking discovery, she uncovers not only murder but an ominous, vengeful twist that strikes at the very core of what it means to be a member of the Fire-Sky People. With an intimate knowledge of Fire-Sky customs and traditions, the killer ensures the spirits of those targeted will wander lost forever. As Nicky closes in on the murderer, those closest to her are put in jeopardy. She realizes she must be willing to sacrifice everything–her career, her life, and even her soul–to save the people she is sworn to protect.



I loved all the suspense, mystery and surprises in this book. There was so much suspense that it had me hooked to the storyline and I was so into uncovering the mystery of what was going on that I flew through this book and felt myself on the edge of my seat as I was reading through the chapters.

We are introduced to the main character Nicky Matthews, a police sergeant. While at the scene of a crime she sees a white rabbit and an elderly woman’s face in a window. Was the woman really there or was it a spirit? Nicky comes to learn that both the face of the elderly woman and the white rabbit are omens of things to come… but what does it mean?

One by one several local people go missing. Nicky is determined to find out what is going on in her town and find who is responsible. One day Nicky is contacted by a young boy and his grandmother. The young boy’s cousin has gone missing and they fear she has met the same fate as the other missing people of this town. Nicky has been assigned to the case and she is determined to find this young woman.

The case takes Nicky on a whirlwind of a ride. What Nicky finds is shocking! There are several shocking twists and turns in the book that you definitely won’t see coming and I loved that! It kept me on the edge of my seat and reading late into the night to see what would happen next.

I really enjoyed reading about Nicky’s characters. She was a badass and had determination to solve each of her cases, and this one would be no different. She had a fun personality and it was interesting and fun to read about her character and watch her evolve in this story. I also enjoyed reading about her close friends Savannah and Ryan.

Without giving too much away this book was amazing! I really enjoyed this book and I highly recommend it!

All the stars for this book!

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

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