Friday 18 January 2013

Book Review: Vanished by Irene Hannon


From the Back:

Revell, ©2013, ISBN 978-0-8007-2123-7
(Book 1—Private Justice)
Reporter Moira Harrison is new on the job in St. Louis, but she’s no rookie to investigative reporting. She knows how to dig for answers and get results. But when she hits a pedestrian on a rainy night in a wooded area—only to have both the victim and the good Samaritan who stopped to assist disappear—she turns to P.I. Cal Burke, an ex-homicide detective, to help her sort out the puzzle. Cal is more than a little skeptical of her story, especially since the police have dismissed it. But as clues begin to surface, bringing them closer to answers, the danger mounts. Because someone doesn’t want this mystery solved—and will stop at nothing to protect a shocking secret that will destroy a life built on lies.

My Reflections:
Vanished is Irene Hannon’s newest Romantic suspense series. It is the first book in the Private Justice novels, but reintroduces characters from her other series Guardians of Justice.  

 This is the first book that I have read from this Author and I must say she has caught my attention hook line and sinker!
Former detective Cal Burke and his co-owners of Pi firm Phoenix Inc., take on Moira Harrison’s case even though her story is unconvincing at best as there is no real evidence of a crime.
When new discoveries unravel, will anyone be safe from the illusive villain?

The story starts with an explosive beginning and the plot is superbly written with action, suspense, drama and romance that will melt your heart. This masterpiece is all delivered in a tasteful, flawlessly presented package that you will not be able to put down….It has left me hungering for the next book in the series.
If you are a lover of romantic suspense I would highly recommend you read this book, it is now on my "favourites" shelf for this year and that is saying something with all the books I have read! 

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group".
Thank you Baker Publishing Group and Graft-Martin Communications!

About the Author: Irenepic

Irene Hannon is a bestselling, award-winning author who took the publishing world by storm at the tender age of 10 with a sparkling piece of fiction that received national attention.
Okay…maybe that’s a slight exaggeration. But she was one of the honorees in a complete-the-story contest conducted by a national children’s magazine. And she likes to think of that as her “official” fiction-writing debut!
Since then, she has written more than 40 romance and romantic suspense novels. Her books have been honored with two RITA awards—the “Oscar” of romantic fiction—and she is a six-time finalist for that prestigious honor. Her books have also won a Daphne du Maurier award, a Carol award, a HOLT Medallion, a National Readers’ Choice Award, a Retailers Choice Award and two Reviewers’ Choice awards from RT Book Reviews magazine. One of her novels was also named by Booklist as one of the top 10 inspirational fiction books of 2011.
Irene, who holds a B.A. in psychology and an M.A. in journalism, juggled two careers for many years until she gave up her executive corporate communications position with a Fortune 500 company to write full-time. She is happy to say she has no regrets!
In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, gardening and singing.  A trained vocalist, she has sung the leading role in numerous musicals, including “South Pacific,” “Brigadoon,” “Oklahoma” “The King and I” and “Anything Goes.” She is also a soloist at her church.
When not otherwise occupied, Irene and her husband enjoy traveling, Saturday mornings at their favorite coffee shop and spending time with family. They make their home in Missouri.

1 comment:

  1. I read the Guardian of Justice series. Book 1 & 2 were intriguing, Book 3, however, was too much like book 2. In fact the author uses some of the same words and the situations are so similar one feel they are rereading book 2.


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