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Vanished (Private Justice Series #1)

Vanished (Private Justice Series #1)

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by Irene Hannon

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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


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.

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Driving home through a thunderstorm, reporter Moira Harrison gets lost and, after swerving to avoid hitting a pedestrian, runs into a tree. Right before she blacks out, a stranger opens the car door and tells Moira he'll call for help. Confusion ensues when she wakes and finds herself still alone in the car, no help in sight. She tries to tell others what happened that night, but nobody seems to believe her, including the police. Can it be that someone is trying to keep what happened that night a secret? VERDICT This fast-paced, suspenseful series debut novel is typical Hannon ("Guardians of Justice" series), a blend of action and romance, and is sure to please her fans. Recommend it also to those who enjoy titles by Dee Henderson.

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Baker Publishing Group
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Private Justice Series , #1
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Meet the Author

Irene Hannon is the author of more than 35 novels, including the bestselling Heroes of Quantico and Guardians of Justice series. Her books have been honored with two coveted RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America, a Carol Award, a HOLT Medallion, a Daphne du Maurier Award, and two Reviewers' Choice Awards from RT Book Reviews magazine. Booklist also included one of her novels in its "Top 10 Inspirational Fiction" list for 2011. She lives in Missouri.

For more information about her and her books, Irene invites you to visit her website at www.irenehannon.com.
Irene Hannon is the bestselling author of more than fifty novels, including One Perfect Spring, Hope Harbor, and Sea Rose Lane, as well as the Private Justice and Men of Valor suspense series. Her books have been honored with three coveted RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America, two Carol Awards, two Reviewers' Choice Awards from RT Book Reviews magazine, a Retailers' Choice Award, three HOLT Medallions, two Booksellers' Best Awards, and a National Readers' Choice Award. She is also a two-time Christy Award finalist. Learn more at www.irenehannon.com.

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Vanished: A Novel 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 105 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could hardly put this book down. I absolutely loved it.
CaraPutman More than 1 year ago
I have long enjoyed Irene Hannon's romantic suspense -- so 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.
GodBlessAmericaJB More than 1 year ago
Fantastic suspense, drama and romance are packed into Vanished, book #1 in the Private Justice series by Irene Hannon. The attention to detail and research for Vanished makes this one a winner. The hero, Cal was tough and still tender, the perfect combination. I felt pity for Dr. Blaine, but at the same time mad as his storyline was developed. Moira was a honest and very likable heroine from the start of the book. She knew what she saw and did not give in until the truth came out. Vanished is a keeper. Thanks for the enjoyable read Irene. Excellent book that I give 5 out of 5 stars. I received this book from Net Galley and Baker Publishing for my honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First time reader of Irene Hannon books. Wonderfully surprised. Couldn't put the book down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was intrigued when I read the summary of this book so decided to buy it. I'm glad I did! A mystery with a twist -- you know who the bad guy is throughout most of the book, so you see what is going through their mind too. Looking forward to book #2.
bloomingtonbabe More than 1 year ago
What a Nice Surprise................................................... I think I have found a new favorite author in Irene Hannon. "Vanished" is the first book of hers I have read--but it certainly will not be the last. It is so refreshing to find the kind of mix of romance and suspense I found in this book--no sexual encounters and many references to God and the Christian faith. And the suspense was good--like putting pieces into a jigsaw puzzle until the last one was in place 30-40 pages from the end. A VERY enjoyable read and I am looking forward to #2 in the Private Justice Series in September 2013.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You've got to love a page turner, and Vanished is one! Loved the characters and can't wait to read more about them as this series continues. Loved the pace, the details, the excitement, the (clean) romance angle...a very well written story that leaves you wanting more! Bring on the next in this series!
CharityU-Austenite More than 1 year ago
“Vanished” is yet another amazing suspense book from Irene Hannon and Revell! The mystery is really intense, and I had trouble putting this book down for school and meals! Enjoy Christian suspense? Have you read and loved anything by Lynette Eason? If so, it’s guaranteed you’ll enjoy this one. I can’t wait to read the next book (“Trapped,” coming in October). There’s not a slow minute in the entire book. Prepare to have your heart pound – you’ll be wowed. “Vanished” is a must-have book, more than worth buying! “Available January 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.” **Revell sent me a copy of this book as part of the blog tour for it. I was not required to post a positive review. All opinions in this review are my own. I received no other compensation for reviewing this book.**
Anonymous 18 days ago
All of the reviews were done by those who received it FREE in order to GIVE their review. Seems quite biased.
Anonymous 6 months ago
I loved it. &hearts
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A little slow; but, a good read.
GoLoTu More than 1 year ago
A very intriguing start to a series that promises to be worth reading. A well developed story with enough suspense to keep the reader guessing and continuing to read to see what happens. A very enjoyable read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read
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coramdeo540 More than 1 year ago
Firewall DiAnn Mills Book Summary: After a whirlwind romance, Taryn Young is preparing to board a plane at Houston International Airport, bound for a dream honeymoon, when a bomb decimates the terminal. Injured but still alive, she awakens to discover her husband is missing and they’re both considered prime suspects in the attack. Further, the FBI is convinced her husband isn’t who he appears to be. Agent Grayson Hall’s number-one priority is to catch those responsible for the day’s act of terror. All evidence is pointing to Taryn and her new husband. But his instinct tells him her pleas of innocence are genuine. Is her naiveté just for show, or could she truly be another victim of a master scheme, possibly linked to the software she recently developed for her company? With both their lives and reputations on the line, and the media outcry for justice increasing with each passing minute, Taryn and Grayson have no choice but to trust one another . . . and pray they can uncover the truth before they become two more casualties. Review: From the moment I started the book right through the very end it was non-stop! The action and story was moving so fast that I was on pins and needles for the majority of the time. I had to put the book down just to calm my pounding heart. The twists and turns were fantastic! It was as if the bad guys always knew where she was and there were so many of them that I was just daunting at times. Taryn was a multifaceted character with lots of personality and easy to like and empathize with. She was exceedingly smart, surprising in the things she did and well written. This is the first book by DiAnn Mills that I have read and I will be looking forward to reading many more.  I would like to thank Net Galley and Tyndale House Publishing for allowing me to read and review this book in return for a free copy and I was never asked to write a favorable review by anyone.
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When I tried to open this it opened to the front page and then there was nothing. This also happened with Gone. I think it is unfair that I pay for these books and they don't down load. Other than this I love my Nook and reading books on it. Barbara Levering
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Excellent story not to heavy but not just fluff. A little romance no harsh language. You can figure out some of what will happen but getting there is a great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My first Irene Hannon book. The suspense was ok. Good enough book, but forgettable as soon as it was over.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't know why I read this. Characters were trite, really disliked the "church/God" stuff. Plot was predictable and the authors lack of really getting what it is like to be on the shooting end of a gun was pathetic. She needs to take some lessons from Michael Connelly.
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