Police detective Andrea Finch is a rising star in her department until a split-second decision derails her career. Disgraced and disillusioned, she’s on leave from her job when she gets an urgent call from her younger brother. She’d prefer to ignore his latest plea for cash, but this time instinct tells her something is very wrong. Andrea’s search for answers takes her to a dusty Texas border town where danger lurks in plain sight and nothing is quite what it seems.
FBI agent Jon North is working undercover in west Texas investigating an unsolved murder that may be linked to a broader plot. But when the evidence points to Andrea’s brother, Jon finds that persuading the stubborn cop to help will be harder than cracking his toughest case.
Andrea must find a way to do what’s right while protecting her only sibling. As the clock ticks down on a deadly plot, Andrea and Jon race to confront a heartless killer who will stop at nothing to deliver a final, terrifying message.
My favorite thing about this book is Andrea’s character. I absolutely love a strong female lead. She’s a police detective, who finds herself suspended after a split-second, life-saving decision. But she doesn’t have time to sit and stew about that decision because her brother is missing, leading her to an unauthorized investigation of her own. Cue John North with the FBI, who I also loved. The two butt heads more often than not, and have zero faith and trust in each other, but have to come together to find her brother and solve another, deeper crime, they find themselves immersed in.
The plot to this story is great, and very believable. We have a missing person, another crime bubbling up, a love story, undertones of anti-government, conspiracy and extremist thoughts. And the final action scene is very intense.
This is my first Laura Griffin novel, but I’m sure won’t be my last. I give Far Gone 4 out of 5 bookmarks.