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Tuesday, January 8, 2013


About the book:
Reporter Moira Harrison 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.

Moira knows that she hit a woman that dark, rainy night.  She knows that a man talked to her.  The problem is, when she wakes up, there is no body, no man and no indication that there ever was either one.  After the police dismiss her claims, she turns to a private detective who agrees to take her case.  And as that case unfolds, Moira and Cal Burke discover more than just a mysterious man.  They discover murder and intrigue and someone willing to kill Moira to keep her from discovering his secrets.

Irene Hannon is one of those authors whose books I jump at the chance to review.  They're suspenseful and clean with fantastic characters and no preaching, charming heroes and capable heroines.  Her research is fantastic and realistic and her stories believable.  I have loved every Irene Hannon book I've read.  I'm so glad that this is part of a series and that we'll learn more about Cal's partners, Dev and Connor, in later books.

Available January 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. Thanks to Donna Hausler and Baker Publishing for the opportunity to review this book.  You can learn more about Irene Hannon here.  You can purchase your own copy here.

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  1. This one is new to me. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

  2. This sounds like something that I would enjoy as well, and now you've got my curiosity piqued. Where are the woman and man?? Great review today, Holly! I would love to read this one sometime!

  3. Irene Hannon has fast become one of my favorite Inspy romantic suspense authors! Glad to hear you enjoyed her latest!

  4. I passed on this one and now I regret it! She is a new to me author and apart from the great synopsis I debated whether to review it because of my crazy schedule.