I follow J.C. Cauthon‘s blog and downloaded The Disappearance of Ray Delgado when she first announced its release a few weeks ago. I had no idea what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised to find it an interesting and fast-paced mystery with a touch of sci-fi.
The story starts with Jake recounting the disappearance of his good friend Ray Delgado from a logging site. They’d driven in together in dense fog and only Jake emerges when the job’s done. But when he does report the disappearance, he’s told that Ray’s been gone ten days. No one seems to remember that Jake and Ray had been seen around town just the day before or that the officer taking the report played poker with Jake and Ray five days earlier. Nope, Ray’s been missing ten days…
But Jake is determined to get to the bottom of his best friend’s disappearance and find him even if it means putting his own life in danger. Will he succeed?
This is more a short story/novella and if you’re on Kindle Unlimited, it’s free to read.
Here’s the book’s description:
Eventually, the past catches up with you…
Jake always wondered about Ray’s past, but he knew better than to bring it up. Ray seemed haunted by it.
But when Ray mysteriously disappears from a logging site in what appears to be a Black Ops-style abduction, Jake knows that Ray’s past has finally caught up with him. With two special agents breathing down his neck and a lot of evidence negating what he saw with his own eyes, Jake is forced to find out what really happened to Ray.
But is he ready to learn the truth about his best friend’s identity?