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10 thoughts on “Thin Air (Jessica Shaw, #1)

  1. says:

    overall an excellent read initially the multiple plots are confusing, as they are intended to be, but Gray has a firm grasp and the pieces fall into place one criticism the characters involved in the ending could have been developed earlier in the story instead they come as a surprise, which is good, but also as who are they which is bad This was Gray s first novel I am inclined to read the next in this series

  2. says:

    Thin Air is an excellent thriller It kept me guessing all through.

  3. says:

    I m mixed about this book For the most part it was OK, sometimes interesting but I did find it easy to put down I figured out the killer the moment the character was introduced so it was important how the investigation went that made the story work For the most part, the investigation was OK There was actually some footwork involved I liked the characters of Price and his partner Medina.I thought it was extremely weird and a little too contrived that all the major players are essentially sitting in the same chair 25 years after Jessica s mother was killed Plus Jessica was a little TSTL at the end which was disappointing.The contents of the envelope from her dad was a nice touch.

  4. says:

    Missing person PI Jessica Shaw is looking for her next gig when she realizes that she is her own client Alicia Lavelle, abducted at age three the night her mother was murdered is Jessica s real identity The picture of the missing girl holding the Barbie, her Barbie is actually Jessica which means her father lied all these years A college student Amy Ong is missing and found butchered in a similar manner to Eleanor Lavelle, Jessica s mother Could there be a connection and if so, Jessica may be next THIN AIR is mystery than thrilled Lisa Gray hooked me in with the intriguing plot and different points of view I couldn t help to hope for a happy ending for Jessica, she certainly deserved it The secretive small town cast of characters led me had no shortage of plausible suspects Most everyone had something to hide.THIN AIR is the first in a two part series with Jessica Shaw I can t wait to read the sequel What I liked about THIN AIR is that the story was complete at the end, no cliffhanger to make me buy the next book I do not like waiting a year to finish a story so props to Gray for trusting readers will care enough to buy book two.

  5. says:

    Thin Air has been on my to read shelf for nearly a month because as soon as I read the synopsis, I was hooked So, as you can probably imagine, I practically hyperventilated when I saw it on NetGalley I ve never downloaded something so fast While I enjoyed the concept, I wouldn t necessarily say the outcome was unpredictable Now, this isn t generally too hard to overlook, especially if the other bits are top tier, but unfortunately Thin Air didn t meet my expectations I liked the characters just fine, although it often felt like the author was trying too hard to make Jessica seem all cool and tough The writing was plagued by unnecessary descriptions, and or weird ones like..hedges as neat as a Brazilian wax I ve never really thought of things in terms of bikini waxes, but you do you, Lisa Gray.One thing that bugged me everything was so convenient I barely remember what I did yesterday, but these people have crystal clear memories of things that occurred two and a half decades ago, and they re all working at frequenting the same places.Overall, I wouldn t call this a thriller by any means, but it is an enjoyable read It held my interest, though I don t think I ll be reading the next ones.A huge thank you goes out to NetGalley and the publisher for providing with a copy of this title in exchange for an honest review

  6. says:

    Really happy to have chosen this as May s First Read.A novel twist on the private investigator formula What happens when a troubled and drifting PI who specialises mainly in finding missing people gets an anonymous message suggesting she looks into a disappearance from 25 years ago, only to realise the little girl who disappeared was her How does she handle the fact that her whole life may have been a lie, a sham, the people she grew up with weren t who she thought they were and she had a whole other life stolen away from her about which she has no knowledge Well, what happens is she determines to try to solve the mystery, even if what she finds is painful But there are other factors at play, not least a gruesome murder of a beautiful young woman, led by a detective she has seen before Coincidence or twist While I m not sure about the premise of a missing persons private detective basically working as an ambulance chaser looking for cases to work unsolicited seems a strange way to try to make a living , it is fundamental in setting up the plot Where it goes from there is genuine intrigue which creates a page turner that keeps you gripped.I thoroughly enjoyed this book and recommend it to anyone who likes mysteries, private eye stories or procedurals An element of psychological thriller but that s definitely not its main artery Where Jessica Shaw goes from here, I m not sure There is obviously a second book for her in the pipeline, so we ll see where the author can take her next.Recommended 4 stars, another author I will be looking to add to my TBR lists.

  7. says:

    This was an accomplished debut thriller set in California from an author who surprisingly turned out to be Scottish It seems to be the start about a series about Private Investigator Jessica Shaw, and while I didn t particularly like her as a character, I reminded myself that I have often taken a while to warm up to some of my now favourite heroines, and that prickliness can be far interesting than niceness I will definitely be keen to follow her future adventures.Jessica Shaw is a loner, travelling the country following the sudden death of her beloved father, going where the work takes her, but when she is sent an anonymous email about a child who disappeared 25 years earlier, she is shocked to recognise herself When she arrives at the scene, she discovers that her mother, a beautiful bar girl with a difficult past, was brutally murdered the same night she was taken, and no one was ever arrested for the crime.Meanwhile, LAPD detective Jason Pryce is investigating the murder of a college student in a seedy motel, but discovers that she too had secrets.This was well written, with just enough descriptions to set a scene without being distracting, a wide range of potential suspects and an intriguing mystery with the reveal of the perpetrator coming as a complete surprise to me Yes there is a reliance on coincidence which is a common feature of first time authors, but it wasn t excessive Jessica is a talented and driven detective who drinks too much, which is a bit of a clich , but as her story is revealed my interest and sympathy both grew I liked Jason and hope that he will return in future books Violence mostly occurs off camera, there is some swearing and a scene in a strip club but no sex.My thanks to NetGalley for the arc which allowed me to give an honest review.Thin Air is available now, and is still on NetGalley at the time of writing.

  8. says:

    I read a lot, and I ve never read a book with this premise THIN AIR is unique And the way the author, Lisa Gray, pulls it off is exceptional I enjoyed the clever twists and turns that led to an incredibly satisfying end I highly recommend this book.

  9. says:

    3.5 stars

  10. says:

    Private investigator Jessica Shaw lives out of her pickup truck Wanders around and picks up work where she can Mostly she tries to solve missing persons cases, people who vanished into Thin Air get it Then she gets an anonymous email about a missing person a 3 year old child that looks exactly like her from an old photo, because it is her That starts her search to find out who she is, who her parents were, all tied together with a murder the night her father disappeared with her It was an okay story, pretty implausible, but I can suspend belief for a while But the writing was not awesome From one section of just a few pages there were these gems her legs tangled in bedsheets as thin as cigarette papers , The heat outside was as heavy as a wool coat , a woman whose short life seemed to have had missing pieces than a yard sale jigsaw puzzle , gates flanked on either side by hedges as neat as a Brazilian wax By about the third one, I was laughing It wasn t all that bad, but it could have used a good editor maybe 2 1 2 stars on a generous day This is apparently the start of a series that I won t be finishing.

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