Sunday, January 6, 2013

"Vanished" (Pursuit of Justice series) by Irene Hannon

ISBN: 978-0-8007-2123-7
Release: January 2013
New Romantic Suspense Series from Two-Time RITA Award Winner
Three PIs Who Got Burned Playing by the Rules Go Under the Radar in Pursuit of Justice

My thoughts: Consider the perplexity of your own situation if you were driving down a lonely country road at night and in the middle of a raging storm.  Suddenly you see captured in your headlights a terrified woman. Your reaction would be to avoid hitting her.  The consequences could be a crash off the road in a ditch or against a tree.

But you heard a thud. Help comes. Assists you. You drift into unconsciousness. Later real help comes and your journey into confusion begins.  The woman you "saw" vanished or simply wasn't there.

But this journey is not one of confusion to you.  It is of not knowing what you believe you really know to be true and having others know it, too.  So you pursue the vanished to see if they truly were there; and if they were, where they vanished to.

Irene Hannon spins a tale that grips you and makes you appreciate your own ability to know the real from the unreal.  The friends who believe and help and the friends who simply don't believe or understand you. Our lead female character, Moria Harrison, is an investigative reporter of renown, and she enlists the services of Cal Burke, a private investigator, to get to the root of the accident that has left her feeling that something was covered up.

Cal and Moria are romantically drawn to each other, but put their attraction on hold because of the investigation. The other private investigators in the firm are interesting characters and friends who make the story interesting and believable. They help to bring some levity into an otherwise tense situation. The characters all seem to be living Christian lives and their actions speak of their beliefs and Christianity. 

I found this another engrossing read by Irene Hannon and highly recommend it. There is no overt romance or sex which is refreshing even in the realm of Christian  fiction. I am growing more and more fond of Irene Hannon's works.  My first review of her's was Lethal Legacy (Guardians of Justice series) which you may read by clicking the link.
Vanished - available January 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell,
a division of Baker Publishing Group.”
DISCLOSURE:  I was provided a complimentary review copy of Vanished by Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, to facilitate my honest review without obligation for positive remarks. Opinions expressed are solely my own.

Irene Hannon is the author of more than 40 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 National Readers’ Choice Award, a Daphne du Maurier Award, a Retailers Choice Award and two Reviewers' Choice Awards from RT Book Reviews magazine. For more information about her and her books, visit her web site at and follow her on Twitter at @IreneHannon.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a good book. I like good clean books, but still interesting. Thanks for the review Vera. Maxie


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