Posted in Contemporary, Mystery/Suspense

Irene Hannon’s Vanished


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.


Ms. Hannon knows how to pull a reader in from the first page of her novel, and this one is no different. Immediately, I was intrigued by the premise and eager to figure out what had happened. I thought the bad guy in this novel was a kind of twisted Robin Hood which made him really unique. I also really enjoyed Moira’s character because she didn’t play games when it came to her interest in Cal. She read like a real woman. I thought Cal was also a very developed hero, and easy to like. I was concerned midway through the book that it would follow a formula that I have noticed in many of Ms. Hannon’s novels, and while this one did to a certain degree, it was also done very differently. One thing I liked about this book was how she talks about undercover work. That does seem to be one of those areas that’s a bit borderline spiritually, and I’m glad she addressed it. Spiritually, Cal has to learn to forgive himself and I enjoy watching Moira live out her faith. Good Book. I can’t wait until the next one. Highly Recommended!

**I recieved this novel from Netgalley. My opinion was not affected in any way.**

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