Hearts of the Missing

Hearts of the Missing

When a young woman linked to a list of missing Fire-Sky tribal members commits suicide, Pueblo Police Sergeant Nicky Matthews is assigned to the case. As the evidence leads her to a shocking discovery, she uncovers not only murder but an ominous, vengeful twist that strikes at the very core of what it means to be a member of the Fire-Sky People. With an intimate knowledge When a young woman linked to a list of missing Fire-Sky tribal members commits suicide, Pueblo Police Sergeant Nicky Matth...

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Title:Hearts of the Missing
Author:Carol Potenza
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:Hearts of the Missing
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Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

Hearts of the Missing Reviews

  • Sue Em
    Jan 06, 2019
    Taut amalgam of Native American culture, current landscape of their society now and a crackling good mystery. Winner of the Tony Hillerman Prize 2017 for best debut mystery set in the Southwest, this book will educate you on Fire-Sky Native Americans while keeping you up late with your...
  • Jacqui
    Dec 06, 2018
    This is an excellent debut novel for Carol Potenza and well worthy of the Tony Hillerman Prize. I was drawn in by the deep characters, mesmerized by the local and cultural feel, and pulled along by a fast-moving albeit complicated plot. Kudos, Carol, for an excellent read! ...
  • Kristine P
    Feb 05, 2019
    This was such a tense and atmospheric novel that really packed a punch! I?m not usually into murder mysteries, but I was intrigued by the Native American culture that was a key element of this story, as well as the badass female protagonist and the taut pacing that kept me flipping p...
  • Cc
    Feb 06, 2019
    Sandra Deering is doing her thesis on the missing in her Sky-Fire tribe. Then Sandra is found as an apparent suicide. Her Grandmother asks Sgt. Nicky Matthews to check into her death because she knows Sandra?s soul isn?t at rest. If you like Craig Johnson?s Longmire or books ...
  • Nancy McFarlane
    Sep 24, 2018
    After being forced to move and give up law school Nicky Matthews is finally doing something she really loves. She is a police sergeant with the Pueblo NM police force and she is the liaison with the Fire-Skye Indian reservation. Nicky has made many friends on the res and she is respect...
  • Liz
    Nov 21, 2018
    As a long time fan of Tony Hillerman, I decided to take a chance on new author Carol Potenza, who won the 2017 Tony Hillerman prize. Nicky Matthews is a Sergeant in the Pueblo police. For some reason, I never thought there would be non-Indians on a reservation police force. But there...
  • Dale
    Feb 06, 2019
    debut novel, winner of the 2017 Tony Hillerman Prize; an easy to read novel with twists and turns galore set in New Mexico; can?t wait for her to write more; 2018 hardback via Madison County Public Library, Berea, which my spouse found while checking books in as a volunteer at the?...
  • Marsha
    Jan 05, 2019
    An amazing debut novel! ...
  • Suanne
    Jan 09, 2019
    I have read everyTony Hillerman book and, being raised in the Southwest, loved how he (and later his daughter Anne Hillerman) captured so beautifully the aura of the land and its people. When I heard Hearts of the Missing had won the Tony Hillerman Prize for Best First Mystery Set in t...
  • Alison McMahan
    Dec 16, 2018
    I was a little disappointed when I found out the tribe was fictional. It then made me wonder if the customs and rituals I had just enjoyed learning so much about were also fictional, but from online interviews with Potenza I gather that those are based on research (Potenza's sister in ...
  • Janet Newport
    Nov 09, 2018
    Thank you NetGalley and St. Martin's Press for this arc. A complex and very convoluted plot. The pacing wasn't very smoothly done, but in my mind forgivable as this is the author's debut book. Further confusion was the addition of a number of characters with inadequate "introduction...
  • Linda
    Jan 14, 2019
    "I believe that there is more to this world than our minds recognize." There was an odd catch to his voice, a hint of uncertainty. Sergeant Nicky Matthews feels a certain presence as she wraps up her investigation in a convenience store robbery. The lateness of the hour seems to hav...
  • Caryn
    Jan 06, 2019
    Winner of the 2017 Tony Hillerman Award, Heart of the Missing introduces readers to Pueblo Police Sergeant Nicky Matthews. In my opinion, it is a fitting win for this author. I found in Potenza's book the "Hillerman" magic of the Southwest and the native tribes that is missing in many ...
  • Heather
    Feb 04, 2019
    I received this book as a giveaway through Goodreads. This book instantly captured me. I could not stop reading it, so I found myself reading until late into the evenings, just to get another chapter read. The main character was both feminine but tough at the same time, which I think ...
  • Melanie Izzo picciotti
    Jan 28, 2019
    I read this book in 2 days, I ignored TV. I enjoyed the characters, especially Sgt. Nicky Matthews. The book was exciting, just as a good mystery should be. Move over Longmire! ...
  • Marisa Young
    Jan 14, 2019
    Intriguing characters, great setting and terrific story. I can't wait to read more books by this author. Pueblo police sergeant is drawn into investigating the death of a Fire-Sky tribal member that has been ruled a suicide. However, the spirits of the lost seem to be sending her me...
  • Anne Hayes
    Jan 10, 2019
    I can see why she won the Hillerman award. Lots of good Native American lore. ...
  • Richard Becker
    Dec 27, 2018
    This was a wonderful new book by the debut author who recently won the Tony Hillerman prize. Like the Hillerman books, it is set in the American southwest on a tribal reservation. The author shows an understanding and reverence for the native american way of life as portrayed in the b...
  • Nancy Higgs
    Jan 24, 2019
    Won the Tony Hillerman award. First time author. Great language, lots of detail and Knowledge of Native people. ...
  • Phyllis Bernstein
    Jan 24, 2019
    I enjoy reading books about the Southwest, especially mysteries. It was interesting how a non- tribal policewoman was able to work with the Indian tribe. It was a good, intriguing well paced story. I will be looking for other books by this author ...
  • Diana Holguin-Balogh
    Jan 01, 2019
    I enjoyed the story on Audible. Hearts of the Missing is a captivating mystery with a romantic edge and a deep Indian cultural dimension. Fire-Sky people are vanishing. Micki Matthews, a feisty, dogged, intelligent tribal police woman is on a mission. She is endeared by the locals and ...
  • Michelle
    Oct 26, 2018
    Review can be found on my blog here: https://booksonthebookshelf.wordpress... Thank you to Minotaur Books for sending me a free physical ARC copy of this book. This book is a winner of the Tony Hillerman Prize. I loved all the suspense, mystery and surprises in this book. There...
  • Gail C.
    Dec 03, 2018
    I love it when I have the opportunity to visit or revisit an area through a book, and that is what  Hearts of the Missing by Carol Potenza offered. The story takes place on the Pueblo of the Fire-Sky Native Americans  and is a rich combination of themes woven together in a way that l...
  • Christina
    Feb 04, 2019
    Five stars until the last third, then it just got too confusing ??? Five stars until the last third, then it just got too confusing ????? ...more ...
  • Maddison Michaels
    Dec 22, 2018
    This was a phenomenal debut!! Wow, just wow... I loved it. The author had me hooked from start to finish. It was so well written, and the twists and turns, along with the red herrings, left me guessing to the end - just what I love in a good mystery. I adored the heroine Nicky - she wa...
  • Suzi
    Jan 16, 2019
    Loved this book. So interesting I didn't want it to end. ...
  • Ruthann
    Jan 08, 2019
    I loved this first novel by Carol Potenza! It was fast moving and kept me thinking and wondering. The characters were well developed. A great read! ...
  • Mattie Nieves
    Feb 02, 2019
    A great read ...
  • Jypsy
    Jan 29, 2019
    Hearts of the Missing is a murder mystery set on Native American lands. A Pueblo police detective must find who is killing Fire-Sky tribe members. It's a compelling story with a unique perspective. The story gives a look at Native American culture, and I don't read many stories about t...
  • Laura Flores
    Nov 07, 2018
    This book is a true mystery at every turn. I fell in love with the main character, Nicky Matthews, as she navigated being an outsider in a world she feels deeply connected to. The artistry and cultural competency Dr. Potenza used when capturing the spirit of the tribal lands of New Mex...