Thursday, May 25, 2023

Review: Have You Seen Sarah Baker by T.A. Cruz


The search is on, but what exactly are the folks of Fulton County hiding?

For five years, high school English teacher Sarah Baker has helplessly watched her marriage become emptier than the bed she crawls into alone each night. But a divorce would leave her in financial ruin, so she stays shackled to the husband who left his vows at the altar.

Then Sarah discovers an escape and takes the ultimate risk, only to find herself chained again—this time in the basement of a remote cabin.

When a grisly teen murder rocks his quiet northwestern town, rough-around-the-edges Sheriff Jeffrey Mills has his hands full identifying the body while facing the mounting pressure of tracking down the missing high school teacher the community is determined to find. In the blink of an eye, a heart attack sidelines him during the search, and Mills faces an impossible choice: skirt the law and lose his one chance for redemption or leave Sarah Baker to her fate.

But one thing is clear: they’re both running out of time.


My Review:

One of the best mysteries I have read in a long time.

I was completely blown away by this book.  When I say I stayed up past my bedtime, I am not lying.  The excitement of the story kept me going.  Of course, the story is centered around missing school teacher Sarah Baker.  But we also learn about Fulton’s Sheriff Mills and his Deputy Holloway, who have a unique friendship, almost father daughter like, but with Mills teaching Holloway the tricks of the trade in his own unique gruff style.  This story is told in snippets of past and present, which usually confuse me when books do this, but in this book it really works.  You get just enough information to keep you hanging until you get to the mind blowing ending that I did not see coming.  All I could say was “wow”. 

If you are looking for a mystery that will keep you hanging to the very end, this one is for you.  I highly recommend it. 



  1. Glad you enjoy this book. The ending is CRAZY. I love that T.A. stands my the ending and says that he wouldn't change it.

    1. It was so good. I can't wait to see what he writes next.