A Map of the Dark by Karen Ellis
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Stop with the multiple POVs! They really don't add anything to the story.
The missing child case that introduces us to Elsa Myers isn't anything new to people who read these types of mysteries, so the "new" needs to be FBI Agent Myers, right? Who she is, what drives her, etc. are all the things that will keep readers coming back. And yes, there's a deep dark secret (revealed at the end of the book) that drives Elsa and colors her life. The bigger question is, now that we know, will Elsa grow past it? Because the mystery of the missing child isn't going to be quite enough in this world of SVU and Criminal Minds.
ARC provided by publisher.