Picture yourself driving down a dark windy road during a torrential rainstorm. Just as you lose control of your vehicle a terrified face appears in your windshield. You hear a thunk as your car keeps going. When your car finally comes to a stop against a tree you are surprised as a man approaches, promising to call 911 and look for the woman you hit. Before you know it, you pass out. When you awaken it's to silence. No police, no ambulance, rescuer, and strangest of all --no victim. When you report what happened to the police they are dubious at best, and after a cursory look, they decide there is nothing to pursue.
This is reality for Moria Harrison who isn't sure where to turn, but knows she can't give up looking. Her investigative journalist instincts tell her that she wasn't wrong, there was definitely a victim. Unable to pursue the case on her own, Moriah hires Pheonix Private Investigators, and specifically Cal Burke. Because he really believes her, Cal is willing to take the case even though Moriah has no way to pay the fees.
And I am not going to give away any more details, because I really want you to read this book.
It's no surprise that Irene Hannon has written another 5 star page-turner. Every book Irene has written has been top quality, and Vanished is no exception. While the suspense in this and each of her novels is riveting, it is the characters that always draw me to Irene's books. It is easy to feel like these are people you know and care about going through life-altering and incredibly scary events. The only drawback to reading vanished was that it ended. I wanted to keep getting to know the characters and to be a part of their lives for much longer. Knowing Irene Hannon's penchant for series books I am hoping we will be able to do just that.
This book was provided to me by the publisher. Any and all opinions rendered are my own.
I was excited to receive it and once I started reading it was hard to put down to go back to real life. Her books are a true escape. They are written expertly with a plot that draws you in and words chosen well so you can see the action. You feel you are right there in the middle of everything.
I've read her Heroes of Quantico series as well as the Guardian's of Justice series and I loved them as well. This one certainly measures up to the others. The stories in the earlier series' revolved around those in law enforcement and this time she moves over to Private Investigators. They are all ex law enforcement of some kind and aren't the stereotypes often seen on TV in this job. They are professionals who do are good at their jobs.
This author has a formula she follows loosely for her stories, but they are all so different otherwise it doesn't stand out like it might with a lesser writer. I would highly recommend this book who likes a good suspense story.
I received this ebook from Revell Books for an honest review. My opinion is my own. Thank you Revell Books.
Be still my heart. This is suspense you don't want to put down.
A Pulitzer Prize nominated reporter hires a private investigator she can't afford to find a woman she may or may not have hit with her car on a rainy night.
If they ever locate that mysterious woman, they will be putting themselves deeper and deeper into danger.
Irene Hannon never disappointed me in her Guardians of Justice series. I think it won't be any different with her Private Justice series. There's a teaser at the end which has me anxious for fall 20113 to hurry up and get here. I'm ready for the next book.
***A special thank you to Donna Hausler for providing a review copy.***