Vanished, by Irene Hannon: A Review

Vanished, by Irene Hannon

When you’re the only witness to a terrible accident that no one believes really happened who do you turn to for justice? Irene Hannon introduces a great new romantic suspense series with this first book in her Private Justice series featuring the Private Investigators at Phoenix Inc.  In Vanished, Hannon delivers what I’ve come to expect—a tight mystery with intriguing, well-developed characters who when faced with adversity don’t shy away from it. I’m a bit disappointed that she keeps the faith aspect so light in her books. Hannon sidesteps a perfect opportunity in Vanished to explore a common question that Christians share; why our heavenly father allows bad things to happen to his children—a difficult aspect of faith to be sure, but one that other authors, like Dee Henderson, handle so well. Yet, if you’re looking for a clean modern mystery with a touch of romance you’ve landed in the perfect place. Once again Hannon pulls you in and keeps you reading ‘til the last word.

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.

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