Book Feature - Squared Away by Alicia Dill
HBL Note: The author of Squared Away is a military veteran and a globally published journalist, so I have no doubt this book is going to be a good one. I also love the little Missouri connection, as the main character (Joelle) travels through a small Missouri town in search of her friend, Concepcion. She’s told that Concepcion died in a car accident, but something doesn’t sit right with Joelle. She joins forces with an FBI Agent in hopes to find out what happened to her friend. Scroll down to read more about Squared Away by Alicia Dill.
From the publisher:
Almost two years after she left the army and her best friend, Concepcion Chapa, Joelle McCoy receives a cryptic voicemail from an Iraqi contact looking for Concepcion. When Joelle can’t reach her “battle buddy,” she’s told Concepcion died in a car accident, while working for the FBI.
But Joelle has questions and those questions launch her into the arms of an FBI agent—one of Concepcion’s former colleagues—and a search for her friend that will bring her from small-town Missouri, to Miami, and then on to Kosovo.
Over the course of a year, Joelle will search for her friend, with the help of Concepcion’s former FBI colleagues, and try to come to terms with what their battle-tested friendship really means in her life. And why Concepcion would disappear without so much as a goodbye.