Last Night is the second book to The Searchers series by Karen Ellis. I read the first one A Map of the Dark a while back and I loved our main character FBI Special Agent Elsa Myers. I was really looking forward to catching up with her and the dynamics between her and the other characters from her story. Well, I didn’t read the summary to Last Night and I assumed this one was going to focus on Elsa and I was really disappointed it wasn’t. Going in blind is something I don’t normally do and now I am reminded why I don’t. lol
One Night, last night and a bad decision that changes everything for two missing teens.
Last Night follows Detective Lex Cole and Detective Saki Finley as they team up to find two teens that were last seen together. They retrace their steps through the streets, housing projects, and warehouse where the dangers of drugs and guns lurk. The teens are from two very different backgrounds and we see how that affects their decisions and at times takes on a bit of stereotyping.
There is a small couple of appearances from FBI Special Agent Elsa Myers but I wanted more of her. I am a sucker for a well developed, emotionally damaged character with demons yet strong and a hero. Even though I loved Lex in the first and the dynamics between him and Elsa I didn’t feel that way with Lex or the dynamics between him and Saki. I think that really affected my enjoyment for this one. I wanted to feel the same emotions I felt in the first one.
I do think if you have read A Map of the Dark going into this one without the expectation of seeing more from Elsa it will make this a much better read for you. I am hoping for more of her in the next one to the series. I do recommend giving A Map of the Dark a try. I feel this one would work as a standalone as well.
Thank you to Hachette Canada, Mulholland Books for my copy to read and review.
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