Review: VANISHED [and] TRAPPED / by Irene Hannon

Vanished / by  Irene Hannon (Private Justice, 1)
Revell     ISBN     9780800721237


Trapped / by  Irene Hannon (Private Justice, 2)
Revell     ISBN   9780800721244
Adult     Rating: 5trapped

Award-winning  Irene Hannon presents a new contemporary suspense series featuring former enforcement officer, now private investigators, who solve the case and win the heroine’s affection.

In Vanished, reporter Moira Harrison crashes into a tree on a deserted road during a thunderstorm. She accidentally hits a woman before she crashes. But did she? A witness promises to call 911 just before Moira loses consciousness. When she comes to, no one is there – no witness and no accident victim. Unable to forget the look of terror on the woman’s face, Moira tries to get authorities to help her find the injured woman. No one believes her until Cal Burke, a former homicide detective turned private investigator, takes on her case. As they uncover clues, someone wants their investigation to vanish and will go to great lengths to make that happen.

In Trapped, librarian Laura Griffith turns to James Devlin, a former ATF agent, for help when her sixteen-year-old sister, Darcy, disappears on a cold wintry day. All the signs point to a troubled runaway, but is Darcy really a runaway or are other forces at work? As Laura and James investigate, the reason behind her sister’s disappearance becomes clear – and puts Laura in danger. Will they find Darcy in time — and before anyone else is hurt?

Hannon is an expert job at presenting believable characters, a tightly-written plot with plenty of twist and turns, just enough romance to make things interesting, and subtle faith elements incorporated into the story. Just when the reader thinks the story is done, there is another plot twist, a knot in the story line. Violence in the story is not graphic but appropriate. Her new series will be of interest to fans of Dee Henderson and DiAnn Mills. The third book in this series, Deceived, will be available in October 2014.

Highly recommended for all high school and public libraries.

Carol R. Gehringer

–reprinted with permission, Christian Library Journal.

Disclaimer: Book reviews are my opinion of books I either purchased or received free of cost from the publisher in exchange for a honest review. Thanks to Zondervan for an advance reading copy of The Garden Gate.

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