Vanished by Irene Hannon ~ A Suspense Book Review

Private Justice, Book 1
Irene Hannon

About the book:

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.

My thoughts:

Can you imagine knowing that you hit someone with your car, but when help finally arrives there is no evidence of it? How about being a renowned investigative reporter and still have people doubt what you claim? At some point I think you would even begin to doubt yourself. Thankfully Moira turns to a very capable and handsome I might add private investigator and his team to solve this mystery. 

Throughout the story the reader really does know what is going on but you continue to wonder if the killer is going to get away with it. I completely enjoyed the journey through this tale. The romance was nice and it felt like it progressed at the appropriate rate considering both of the character’s backgrounds.

What I really enjoyed were the authentic and plausible details that were uncovered throughout the story. I don’t think that I ever felt sorry for the doctor but I did appreciate all the background detail that led up to the crime involving Moira. The author did a great job of displaying how we as humans can rationalize even the most heinous actions by thinking we are doing what God would have us to do.

If you are looking for a book that is fast paced, suspense filled and has a little romance thrown in then you need to pick this book up. It is book one in the series and I personally can’t wait for book two!

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  1. Thank you for the great review! So glad you enjoyed it!

  2. Thank you for the great review! So glad you enjoyed it!


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