Vanished

Vanished

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by Karen Robards
     
 

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When she receives a call from a child who sounds exactly like her missing daughter Lexie, Sarah Mason turns to her closest friend in the world, P.I. Jake Hogan. Jake is convinced that someone is deliberately tormenting the grief-stricken mother. But as their friendship explodes into passion-and the torment escalates into murder-Jake is the only person who can keep

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When she receives a call from a child who sounds exactly like her missing daughter Lexie, Sarah Mason turns to her closest friend in the world, P.I. Jake Hogan. Jake is convinced that someone is deliberately tormenting the grief-stricken mother. But as their friendship explodes into passion-and the torment escalates into murder-Jake is the only person who can keep Sarah safe in their horrifying search for the truth...

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The Barnes & Noble Review
New York Times–bestselling author Karen Robards delivers an action-packed, adrenaline-laced thriller in this story of Sarah Mason, forced to relive her worst nightmare -- the kidnapping of her young daughter, Lexie, seven years ago. It starts when Sarah, who works in the county prosecutor's office, gets a call for help from a young child who sounds just like her daughter Lexie when she was five. Is Sarah finally cracking up? The only one to believe her story about the call is her best friend, Jake Hogan, a P.I. Their investigation into the call and what really happened to Lexie unearths some dangerous secrets in the town and kicks off a passionate romance between Jake and Sarah. As usual, Robards knows just how to keep the heart pounding and the pages turning. Ginger Curwen
Publishers Weekly
Bestseller Robards (Superstition) opens her latest romantic thriller with a bang by placing her heroine, assistant district attorney Sarah Mason of Beaufort County, S.C., in the midst of a convenience store robbery gone wrong. A cashier is shot to death, Mason is wounded in the head and a young girl, who was hiding in the store during the gunplay, vanishes. Mason, who has thrown herself into her work with a vengeance since the disappearance of her five-year-old daughter, Lexie, 10 years earlier, becomes obsessed with finding the missing girl. The action rarely lets up, except for the many sexually charged scenes devoted to Mason's initially platonic relationship with PI Jake Hogan, "the closest thing to family" she has left, who worked as a detective on Lexie's case and who routinely comes to her rescue during this new case. The plot, with its suggestions that the holdup was not a random act and eerie phone calls apparently from a Lexie who hasn't aged, will keep readers turning the pages. Author tour. (Apr.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal
(See Prepub Alert, LJ 12/05) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101210963
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/05/2007
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
57,786
File size:
623 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Karen Robards is the author of over thirty novels, most recently the New York Times bestseller Pursuit. She lives in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Vanished 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow this was a great book i love her work i am 11 and this is my first of her books great way to get started though. 5year old lexie was kidnapped when she went down the street to get some b-day cake and so 7 years later sara turns to her best friend jake hogan a FBI agent so then when sara went into the pik-quik to get some dog food she got involved in a violant shooting and 2 weeks after that she starts getting phone calls from lexie but is it really lexie????????????????? YOU WILL HAVE TO READ AND FIND OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!! But do u have the guts to read this well ploted horrer/mistery story???????? (Sorry for the bad spelling i am only 11)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Definitely not worth the money.
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Karen Robards writes a good story that keeps a reader turning the page and takes them through the character's reasoning of why they do what they do! Good book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Once again, Karen Robards hits it on the head! A book full of emotions ... definitely reccomend
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angela256z More than 1 year ago
The plot was ok. I understand what was being said and how it is suppose to be read, but I think the lives of the characters were kind of out there. The ending is suppose to be a happy one, but just kind of falls short. It drops the love story and then when we continue the other it just ends.
Jenrae More than 1 year ago
This was my first Robards book. Though I did enjoy the story and as a mother I felt Sarah's pain this book was way too wordy...the story could've been told just as effectively in about 50 fewer pages. The story itself brings forth a lot of emotions and did make me cry. However, when Lexie's fate was revealed I thought I was going to vomit. I just couldn't believe that the writer went "there" even though she didn't give details about it, it doesn't take a genius to put 2 and 2 together.
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Calebsmumma More than 1 year ago
This was an excellent read, I always like how Karen Robards writes suspensful books but still manages to have a love story with some smutty scenes in them. This book you could definetly escape in and I read it in like two days! It kind of kreeped me out when the toys that were packed away from her missing daughter came out and turned on by themselves.....chills, love it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book in a Barnes & Noble store with a gift card. When I came home & read the reviews I figured it would be awful. But it¿s not. Sarah Mason is a county prosecutor. Seven years ago her 5 year old daughter, Lexie, was kidnapped. When all else failed, Sarah turned to PI Jake Hogan to help in the search. Over the years they became best friends but at some time Jake realized he wanted more although Sarah was oblivious. Sarah allows herself no pleasures, barely eating or sleeping and throws all into her job. Her house is barely furnished. She doesn¿t feel she should have any happiness as she didn¿t know what Lexie had suffered. Sarah thinks she should be punished for Lexie¿s kidnapping because she should have been able to do something. Now she¿s a victim of a violent crime and begins receiving phone calls, etc. supposedly from or involving Lexie. Jake was an alpha male but not obnoxious about it, and was a softie at heart. OK, I have to admit Sarah didn¿t sound real attractive considering she was 5¿4¿ and 103 lbs, that¿s borderline skeletal. I¿m not quite 5¿1¿ and weigh 106. Also Jake¿s affairs with ever younger blond bimbos smacked of a mid life crisis. His current was 25 to his 39. A couple more years and she would have literally been young enough to be his daughter! Ick! But his devotion to, and love for, Sarah was touching and he did all he could do to protect and care for her. And yes Lexie was mentioned a lot but the story revolved around her kidnapping so that was understandable. However, the ending was absolutely ridiculous and unbelievable. It was as if the writer wanted to wrap everything up in a pretty bow at the end instead of following the rhythm of the rest of the book. This nearly ruined the whole book for me! If Chapter 25 would have been left out it would have been a five.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was excellent. The moment I started it I couldn't put it down. Although the end was a little predictable I still loved it! It did have a lot of love seens in it, if you know what I mean. I have read a few by this author and if you love a good mystery with some steamy stuff mixed in you'll love Karen Robards.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i thought it was a good book.it could have been a great book but the ending was disappointing.not the outcome ,but the book had lots of details thoughout.then the end was very abrupt.its almost like it missed a chapter.