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  1. Vanished, Private Justice Series #1
    Vanished, Private Justice Series #1
    Irene Hannon
    Revell / 2012 / Trade Paperback
    $9.99 Retail: $14.99 Save 33% ($5.00)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 47 Reviews
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  1. Fitzysmom
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Vanished
    July 1, 2013
    Fitzysmom
    Can you imagine knowing that you hit someone with your car, but when help finally arrives there is no evidence of it? How about being a renowned investigative reporter and still have people doubt what you claim? At some point I think you would even begin to doubt yourself. Thankfully Moira turns to a very capable and handsome I might add private investigator and his team to solve this mystery.

    Throughout the story the reader really does know what is going on but you continue to wonder if the killer is going to get away with it. I completely enjoyed the journey through this tale. The romance was nice and it felt like it progressed at the appropriate rate considering both of the character's backgrounds.

    What I really enjoyed were the authentic and plausible details that were uncovered throughout the story. I don't think that I ever felt sorry for the doctor but I did appreciate all the background detail that led up to the crime involving Moira. The author did a great job of displaying how we as humans can rationalize even the most heinous actions by thinking we are doing what God would have us to do.

    If you are looking for a book that is fast paced, suspense filled and has a little romance thrown in then you need to pick this book up. It is book one in the series and I personally can't wait for book two!

    I received a copy of this book in order to fascilitate my review.
  2. grands
    Stapleton, NE
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    May 10, 2013
    grands
    Stapleton, NE
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I like to read a good mystery, and this one was hard to put down. It pulled me into the story until the very end.
  3. Faye
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Different but Good
    May 6, 2013
    Faye
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    An action-packed read!

    On a dark and stormy night Moira Harrison finds her self lost on a back road, when suddenly the form of a woman is illuminated in her headlights. Moira swerves off the road in an effort to avoid the woman, but right before she crashes into a tree along the side of the road, she heard the sickening thud. But when help comes hours later there is no body? Not a trace. Where did it go?

    Irene Hannon's newest book is different from her previous novels in that instead of being a Crime Mystery/Suspense, Vanished strikes me as a chilling thriller. Though it is a little different in the general flow of the story compared to Ms. Hannon's other novels, it is the same in that it was impossible to put down!

    This definitely had the chills coursing done my spine, because it was one of those stories where I knew who that bad guy was and what he was doing, but the other characters didn't know. So throughout the book I was like, "Don't trust them!" "Don't go with them!"

    Overall, an action packed read that is nearly impossible to put down. I'm already dying to read the next book in the series! A thrilling read that won't disappoint!

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

    I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!
  4. GC
    Canada
    Age: Under 18
    Gender: Female
    2 Stars Out Of 5
    Unfortunately, this one's a 2 stars for me.
    April 30, 2013
    GC
    Canada
    Age: Under 18
    Gender: Female
    Meets Expectations: 1
    Pros:

    I decided to give this book a try after reading The Guardians of Justice series ―which I truly thoroughly enjoyed. What a winner! It has a good dose of humor (very good dose), wit, fun romance and suspense. Vanished's blurb - along with the title - is quite interesting... intriguing even. I found the beginning not too bad, since I didn't give up on the book.

    Cons:

    To be quite honest, I don't think this was Hannon's best. I even kept, while reading, a list of things I found could be WAY better and needless to say that it kept growing.

    Cal and Moira's character development is quite amiss. I found that I couldn't connect with them, that I couldn't engage myself into their world. They seem shallow, here-and-there, distanced ― instead of oozing of the sense of reality that most readers want in a book. Most of us just don't want to be reading about characters only, we want these characters to end up springing off the page and to come alive. It didn't happen in this one, in my opinion, and if the characters seemed shallow then so did their romance. Should we consider romance as being a process: attraction leading to friendship and bonding, leading to a deeper relationship, Cal and Moira's romance mostly stays at the attraction. I couldn't even bring myself to believe in their friendship, since they have their share of awkward moments when they spend time together, unlike the wit and fun that seems to flow comfortably in the relationships in the Guardian of Justice series. (ESPECIALLY Jake and Liz's, which makes them a memorable couple.) Not a very believable romance Vanished, unfortunately.

    The lack of romance and characterization is a product of the fast pace of the novel. Sentences are mostly kept short. We've heard readers complain about authors describing too much in their novel, in Vanished the description is not enough. The physical description of the characters is barely grazed, their surrounding and their stories, described lightly,― which I found created some awkward moments in what is suppose to be a good friendship between Cal, Dev and Connor. These are elements that help a reader truly dive deep into a story. Writing using short sentences enhances suspense though... but I even found that lacking in the story, compared to the Guardian of Justice Series. Moreover, the writing in style in general could have drawn a reader in if the author hadn't used many clichés, cliché expressions, cliché ending for most of the chapters, and lastly, mercy upon me, the criminal in this book is very, very, very strange. Saying more may give away some things.

    It wasn't too bad... I just kept looking for more. And I am understanding more and more that writing is not a very easy task. This review is not written to bash the author's work nor is it to say that this is my last read from Irene Hannon...
  5. touchdown
    OH
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    relaxing enjoyable read
    March 18, 2013
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    OH
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Vanished, Private Justice Series #1 - eBook.
    When I want to read some mystery, suspense and romance that is not nail biting intense, I can count on an Irene Hannon book. I have yet to be dissappointed. Her writing is easy to read and always has a nice flow. The characters in this story are likeable and I enjoyed the plot. I will preorder the next book in this series as I always do her books. Great read.
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