Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Vanished


Vanished
(Private Justice
Irene Hannon
(Revell)
ISBN: 978-0800721237
January 2013/336 pages/$14.99

A tenacious reporter. A skeptical PI. And a secret that will shatter lives.

Reporter Moira Harrison is lost. In the dark. In a thunderstorm. When a lone figure suddenly appears in the beam of her headlights, Moira slams on her brakes-but it’s too late. She feels the solid thump against the side of her car before crashing into a tree on the far side of the road.

A man opens her door, tells her he saw everything, and promises to call 911. Then the world fades to black. When she comes to, she is alone. No man. No 911. No injured person. But she can’t forget the look of terror she saw on that face in the instant before her headlights swung away. And she can’t get anyone to believe her story-except maybe a handsome ex–homicide detective turned private eye, who reluctantly agrees to take on the case.

As clues begin to surface, it becomes obvious that someone doesn’t want this mystery solved-and will stop at nothing to protect a shocking secret.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Irene Hannon is the author of more than 35 novels, including the bestselling Heroes of Quantico and Guardians of Justice series. Her books have been honored with two coveted RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America, a Carol Award, a HOLT Medallion, a Daphne du Maurier Award, and two Reviewers' Choice Awards from RT Book Reviews magazine. Booklist also included one of her novels in its "Top 10 Inspirational Fiction" list for 2011. She lives in Missouri.

For more information about her and her books, Irene invites you to visit her website at www.irenehannon.com and to connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.

MY THOUGHTS

Oh my. I love Irene Hannon's books. From the very beginning she crafts a setting that left me breathless as I turned the pages. I almost jerked with the thump of Moira's car as she hits-was that a person?! She was a lot more tenacious than I would have been in pursuing the truth about what happened that night. As for Cal Burke, the private investigator Moira hires, I definitely want him on my side if I'm ever in trouble! Hannon expertly draws out the suspense as the novel progresses, and her skill of character development adds depth to the story. Even when she begins to give subtle glimpses and then fuller views of the villain and his twisted mind, enough remains hidden that the outcome is uncertain. Don't miss this gripping book!


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”




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2 comments:

Sr. Ann Marie Slavin said...

Sounds like a great book. I'm intrigued just by the summary.

Irene Hannon said...

Thanks for the great review, Linda! I'm so glad you enjoyed it.