Missing Joan by David Hudson
Chief Inspector Julie Marsden is pushing forty, knows that she is overweight and short of allure—whatever that means—and she’s convinced that she’s the world’s worst mother. Her belligerent sixteen-year-old daughter and useless ex-husband Dennis seem to pose problems hourly, and her love life is non-existent. Her job is her go-to place and kidnapping and murder on her patch have suddenly catapulted her into the big league of major crime. And just at this hectic and stressful time, she’s met a man that she knows she can love. Michael Lloyd has to be a suspect in this the biggest case of her career AND he’s her daughter’s head teacher. Julie shouldn’t get romantically involved. She shouldn’t, but she does.