Life is too perfect... Imagine living in a quaint, beach front cottage on the Hawaiian island of Maui. You have an amazing job, combined with the pleasure of working from home. Lunch breaks become a daily picnic on the sand. Dessert is always included because of your marriage to a famous pastry chef. Life could not be any better. Or so it seems.
When French born, Nikki Sabine Moueix travels to Hawaii for a special work assignment, her job of writing an article about a famous Swiss pastry chef generates more than a magazine piece. They fall in love, get married, and Nikki Moueix becomes Mrs. Ruggiero Delémont.
When another assignment calls for Nikki to spend three weeks in France, Ruggiero's schedule prevents him from joining her. She travels alone, advancing straight into danger. After a threatening confrontation, Nikki wakes up in a French hospital with no knowledge of her past. When she fails to check in, Ruggiero panics and pushes for an immediate investigation. But as he closes in, Nikki's new found friend moves her to another city. It becomes a game of hide and seek with Nikki as the prize.
CIRCUMVENT allows readers to form a bond with Nikki as they yearn for her to remember. They will cheer for Ruggiero and his relentless determination to locate his beloved wife. This is a story about two people who never lose their faith in God, and find amazing friends to help them along the way.
The two stars of this book for me were Ruggiero and Detective Kanaeholo. They seemed to do the most interation in the story. Plus, they were the ones to solve the mystery surrounding Ruggiero's wife, Nikki. Ruggiero shows just how far a husband's love can get him when it came to finding Nikki. As far as Detective Kanaeholo is concerned; he is no dummy. He had good instincts that did pay off.
I would classify this book as just above a cozy mystery. There is no blood or gore. So perfect for mystery fans that like a good mystery without all the gore after affects. The situation that Nikki found herself in is scary in the way that it could translate to real life. In fact, I think it has. Author, S.K. Derban pens a good story with this book. I do want to try out other books by this author.