He Will Find You by Charlie Gallagher
I don't know if it's because I jumped into the Detective Maddie Ives series midway or what, but I really struggled with He Will Find You. I couldn't connect to the characters, other than the child who doesn't really appear that much in the book. My heart broke for that poor boy.
Detective Maddie Ives is called to the scene of what appears to be a crime. A young boy steps into the city center covered in blood. He won't speak a word. Maddie arrives to try to get any information from him. He's not bleeding, but someone out there must be seriously injured. As the others on the scene find, he simply will not speak.
While Maddie and her co-workers struggled to identify the boy, a body is found in the road. The man appears to have been tied to the back of a vehicle and dragged until he died. With two mysteries to solve, Maddie has her hands full.
It took me two weeks to finish this book. I should have given up as it's clear it wasn't a book that was working for me, but I hate quitting. Now that I'm finally done, I am happy to see how things turned out for the boy, but I do feel like I wasted a lot of time. I didn't love the characters, the switches from one point of view to another grew tiresome, and I found myself impatiently waiting to get back to the boy's story. The problem was the interactions with the boy were limited and required a lot of other chapters first.
Had I read the other books and had more insight into Maddie and Harry's backgrounds and experiences as detectives, I may have found this novel easier to read. Therefore, I suggest you start with the first book and work your way to this one.