When Holly Anna Paladin’s fourteen-year-old foster daughter, Sarah, disappears, Holly senses something is terribly wrong. The teen has a life-threatening disease, and if circumstances don’t harm Sarah, running out of her medication will. Holly turns to the one person she knows she can trust—Chase Dexter. He’s one of the city’s finest detectives, but he’s also her ex-fiancé. Can the two work together to find answers and rescue Sarah? Or is the history between them too great an obstacle? With every minute that passes and every new lead that’s found, the urgency to find Sarah escalates and Holly’s outrage grows. She’s determined not to let Sarah down. But as danger closes in, Holly’s world veers on shattering . . . and this time it might be beyond repair.
My thoughts: RANDOM ACTS OF OUTRAGE is a different sort of suspense/mystery by Christy Barritt. Holly-Anna's foster daughter with diabetes is abducted -- or ran away -- but without any of her medical supplies, putting her at risk of losing her life. Holly is desperate to find Sarah and contacts her ex-boyfriend, Chase, a police officer, to help her. This opens up a whole slew of other problems as current boyfriend Drew is the jealous sort. Who did Sarah go with the day she disappeared, and why? It was someone she knew, footage shows her smiling and willingly getting into the car. But every lead ends at a dead end, time is running out, and now Holly's life is being threatened. I couldn't figure out whodunit or why or how they would figure this mystery out and had to keep reading to find out. It is a quick read, I read it in a Sunday afternoon in one sitting. Fans of suspense, Christy Barritt, or this particular series will love this book. RANDOM ACTS OF OUTRAGE is the sixth book in the series, but you do not have to read the previous ones to understand this one. However, if you want to know, the others are (in order): Random Acts of Murder, Random Acts of Deceit, Random Acts of Scrooge, Random Acts of Malice, Random Acts of Greed, and Random Acts of Fraud. I was given a copy free. All opinions are my own.