I have long enjoyed Irene Hannon’s romantic suspense — so much that I preordered this one, and with each new book I wonder if she’ll be able to recapture that perfect mix of engaging story and characters I enjoy getting to know. Vanished does both of those. The heroine, Moira Harrison, gets lost in a thunderstorm and loses control of her car when someone appears in front of it. After the accident she tries to find the person she hit, but that person had vanished. As an investigative reporter, she can’t let the matter go, even when the police can’t find evidence she hit anyone. So she turns to a private investigator for help.
Thus launches a story. Relatively early on, we know who the bad guy is, so it seems a forgone conclusion that they’ll get him. But the bad guy is a powerful figure with so much good you wonder if he could really be it. But there’s plenty of bad mixed in to make me
want him to get caught. Then there’s the romance. The book is heavy on that ala Dee Henderson, and it’s a very satisfying part of the book.
Those who love romantic suspense that’s heavier on the romance will enjoy this read. I can’t wait to read the stories of the other investigators — they are great heroes in waiting.
Because I bought a copy of this book in addition to receiving one from the publisher, I want to give one away. All you have to do is participate below.