Lost Sisters

A Ryder Nguyen Mystery

Fiction - Mystery - General
408 Pages
Reviewed on 04/14/2024
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Author Biography

David Marshall Hunt is an Emeritus Professor of the College of Business Administration at University of Southern Mississippi. He first experienced life in other countries while serving in the U.S. Air Force during the war in Viet-Nam. He was fortunate to visit numerous Asian countries and peoples before returning to the USA. Next, he began a career in international banking that took him to Okinawa, Japan, Pakistan, and South Korea. Then came thirty fantastic years of university teaching and research which featured life and work in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Canada, and the USA.
Now as a novelist he enjoys telling tales that are often based on the history of these countries, of which he has knowledge and personal experience. He admits to there being some civics lessons mixed within the action and mystery, the risks, and adventures in his stories. Old habits are hard to break, even when one is having fun.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Pikasho Deka for Readers' Favorite

Lost Sisters is a crime sleuth mystery novel by David Marshall Hunt. When she is not helping with her adoptive family's shrimping expeditions aboard their trawler, Mura "Ryder" Nguyen is busy getting her degree in criminology and doing an internship for private investigator Luka Demings. After her beloved husband lost his life in Afghanistan, Ryder opened up her own private investigative agency, helping people find missing things. But when her friend Tracy Billings brings her the cold case of her missing sister, Augusta, Ryder truly gets her chance to prove herself as a PI. Tracy is the great-granddaughter of Florida's billionaire, WC Billings, and she has just received a mysterious letter. Soon, Ryder finds herself chasing a trail of missing uncut diamonds and an escaped felon with links to the cartel. Will she find her answers in the Tate's Hell Forest?

A gripping sleuth mystery with lots of suspense, drama, and shocking reveals, Lost Sisters is a crime investigative drama that mystery lovers should not miss. David Marshall Hunt has spun an intricate web of family drama, betrayal, and intrigue that pulls you in from the first page and has your attention on lock with multiple plot twists and turns you never see coming. This book is an absolute page-turner. Apart from the meaty plot, Marshall also excels in crafting some inherently dynamic characters who will have you cheering for them to find closure. Ryder's determination to rescue Tracy's missing sister mirrors her own desire to connect with her long-lost sister. I really liked that nothing comes easily for Ryder, and she has to employ all her cunning, grit, and courage to solve the case. Anyone who enjoys intricately crafted sleuth mysteries will have a blast with this one!