I thought she was being a smart heroine. I thought she was going to make it through without being stupid. Then she blew it. I knew what was going to happen as soon as she started, but I couldn’t stop her. And that’s all I can tell you without spoiling the story.
All in all, Moira is a great heroine and Cal is a great hero. The villian is portrayed in such a way that you almost feel empathy for him, but it’s made clear that he has gone too far into evil. The supporting characters are fun and have a good amount of interaction with the main characters. There is a bit of religious content woven through the story, and a good discussion between the main characters about a moral issue.
Vanished is another good read by Irene Hannon; and she has obviously set it up for the next 2 books in the “Private Justice” series. It’s a story that is very believable and seems like it could actually happen.
Here is the backcover copy:
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.
From the very first page, readers will be hooked into this fast-paced story full of shocking secrets from fan-favorite Irene Hannon. Vanished is the exciting first book in the Private Justice series: Three justice seekers who got burned playing by the rules now have a second chance to make things right.
Available January 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
You can find more information at the author’s site where you can also read an excerpt. Published by Revell. This book was sent to me through Baker Publishing Group for the book tour. The words/opinions are fully my own and my affiliate link is in this post.