Saturday, January 12, 2013
Vanished! Mystery & Suspense Book Review!
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.
MY REVIEW-Irene Hannon is an author I thoroughly enjoy. She writes a mean suspense story that makes you excited to finish the book. Now I have to say, you know right from the start who the bad guy is in here. But Irene weaves a plot that thickens instead of giving it out right away.
Moira is an investigative reporter who has had her share of trouble. Then one night on her way home she hits someone, swerving off the road and crashing. A night in shining armor comes to her rescue and goes to search for the person she hit. But once he leaves, she blacks out for over an hour, coming to and realizing that he is nowhere to be found and nothing is the way it seemed. When no one believes her story, she goes to Pheonix Inc. and is seen by a PI who happens to be Cal Burke, an ex-homicide detective. At this point the story gets very interesting and I found myself hurrying through the book to figure out why the bad guy did what he did.
You are faced with a lot of curves and turns along the trip as Cal and Moira learn what is being hidden and why they are going to such extreme measures to keep it that way. There is a lot of action and I liked the look into a private investigators life as they followed people, searched for answers and even included a quirky secretary. There is one thing this book brings up about how much you really know about a person and what they are like underneath. Some people look all good on the outside and yet, underneath you never can tell. I also liked the romance between Cal and Moira. It was a gradual build but I liked it. You will also find some old character mentioned such as Cole Taylor. This is probably my favorite book from Irene and I can't wait to read Dev's story!!
Available January 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
I received a copy of this book for my review purposes. I did not receive any monetary compensation. All thoughts are 100% mine.