Jess Todtfeld, Former Producer for ABC, NBC, and FOX
"Fun read if you're going to Cabo!"
Christopher Elliott, Syndicated Travel Columnist
Reviewed by Lynn F. for Readers' Favorite
In Missing In Mexico by Stuart Gustafson, nineteen-year-oldSarah Johnson, her parents and her best friend, Mary, take a trip toMexico for the Christmas holidays; but when it's time to return home,Sarah's bags are on the plane, but she isn't. The Johnsons hire PrivateInvestigator, Stan Walkorski, to find her, but he thinks it's more acase of a runaway, rather than an abduction. Sarah had put Mary's nameon her bags, drawn money out of her savings account and kept severalitems that should have been in her bag...all clues that she had plannedthis getaway. Will Stan be able to locate Sarah and bring her home, ordoes she have herself so well-hidden that he will not be able to findher? One clue that Mary told Stan stood out to me. Can you catch it asyou read?
This is quite an interesting read. The chapters are written in Spanishand English with the correct pronunciation and meanings, so we not onlyget a lesson in Spanish, we also get a mini vacation to Mexico. With the descriptions of the town, the restaurants and bars, the Art Center andthe beaches, the author takes us on a sightseeing tour of Las Cabos,Mexico. I was a little disappointed in Sarah's parents, or more so herfather who seemed he was all business, and I felt like he wasn't reallyworried about his daughter. This is a cleanly written book with a touchof romance in it but no harsh language or sexual scenes. I feel likethis book can be read by any age from the teenager on up.
From the Author
Most of the descriptions in the book are of actual streets and places so you can get a feel for the real flavor of the area. The mystery, of course, is fictional, but one that could take place almost anywhere. Mystery tourism is a new genre of fictional mysteries, and it is one that I hope you will enjoy as you learn more about some of the exciting locations around the world.