Saturday, January 12, 2013

Review of Vanished by Irene Hannon

Reporter Moira Harrisons is lost. In the dark. In a thunderstorm. When a confusing detour places her on a rural, wooded road, she's startled by the sudden appearance of a lone figure caught in the beam of her headlights. Though Moira jams on her brakes, the car careens across the wet pavement--and the solid thump against the side of the vehicle tells her she hit the person before she crashes into a tree on the far side of the road. 
A dazed Moira is relieved when a man opens her door, tells her he saw everything, and promises to call 911. Then everything fades to black. When she comes to an hour later, she is alone. No man. No 911. No injured person lying on the side of the road. But she can't forget the look of terror she saw on the person's face in the instant before her headlights swung away. The person she hit had been in trouble. She's sure of it. But she can't get anyone to believe her story--except a handsome former police detective, now a private eye, who agrees to take on the case.

Irene Hannon has done it again. Vanished is a book one in a new series called Private Justice. She has kept the reader on the edge of each page, ready to keep flipping to the next. I loved the reference of one of the characters from a previous series and how she incorporated that in, every so briefly.

One portion I was a bit disappointed in was one of the choices the main character made towards the end of the book. It set up an easy-to-figure-out-what's-going-to-happen section of the book. That was a bit of a let down, but the twist at the end wasn't expected, and honestly, was a bit gruesome.

Overall, a fantastic book and I'm looking forward to book two in this new series.

Available January 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

Revell Books sent me this complimentary book to review. All thoughts and words are my own. 

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