The Missing Diary: Crime Scene Kosovo Book 1 by Tasmin Turner (2023)
Hidden words, forbidden love, and danger around every corner.
When lawyer Kit Chase loses her job, a three-month job with an international law team in post-conflict Kosovo seems like the perfect distraction from the boring comfort of her life—and fiancé—in New Zealand. But with her first case, hunting down the head of an organized crime group responsible for the politically motivated sexual assault on a local woman, Kit realizes the conflict in Kosovo is far from over. And she’s right in the middle of it.
Kit finds herself caught up in a dangerous investigation and increasingly attracted to the Russian liaison officer, Sergei Sokolov, who’s involved in the case. A diary kept by a former Kosovo policewoman holds the key to convicting the crime boss. However, the ruthless killer will stop at nothing to keep the diary hidden, and no one is safe, including Kit and her team.
Her life in New Zealand seems further and further away as a war rages around her. But in a country divided by political intrigue and religious tension, friends can be enemies, and enemies can be friends, and trusting the wrong person can be deadly.
Here are some sample recent reviews of "The Missing Diary", spoilers removed:
"The Missing Diary had all the things a good book should have. It had espionage, it has suspense, it had drama, it had mystery and it was a thriller. The lead character, Caitlin Chase aka Kit, was an attorney who went to Pristina, Kosovo to practice law there. ... The ups and downs and the ins and outs of the cases took me on a roller coaster ride, but it wasn't hard to follow. This story held my attention from start to finish. The characters were very well developed and the storyline left room to incorporate imagination. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I gave it five stars."
- DW, June 1, 2023
ISBN registered with the National Library of New Zealand
978-1-9911924-0-0 The Missing Diary: Crime Scene Kosovo Book 1 Ebook format
978-1-9911924-1-7 The Missing Diary: Crime Scene Kosovo Book 1 Print
978-1-9911924-2-4 The Missing Diary: Crime Scene Kosovo Book 1 Audio forthcoming