I was excited to read this follow up to Gone Baby Gone, which takes place 12 years later. Kenzie returned Amanda to her less than maternal mother, who continued to neglect her daughter over the years. The story begins with the aunt once again contacting Kenzie to find Amanda who has been missing for three weeks. After initially refusing to get involved, he does take on the case, after being threatened (and beat up) by some thugs, who warn him off the case. Plot seemed over the top to me, with all kinds of bad guys, including ruthless Russian mobsters. Kenzie never loses his cool, no matter what happens to him. Amanda is far to mature and calculating, not very believable. A disappointment.