Thursday, January 17, 2013



Reporter Moira Harrison is new on the job in St. Louis, but she’s no rookie to investigative reporting. She knows how to dig for answers and get results. But when she hits a pedestrian on a rainy night in a wooded area—only to have both the victim and the good Samaritan who stopped to assist disappear—she turns to P.I. Cal Burke, an ex-homicide detective, to help her sort out the puzzle. Cal is more than a little skeptical of her story, especially since the police have dismissed it. But as clues begin to surface, bringing them closer to answers, the danger mounts. Because someone doesn’t want this mystery solved—and will stop at nothing to protect a shocking secret that will destroy a life built on lies.

My Review:

Complex characters create intriguing relationships that make Vanished an exceptional read. The suspense is enthralling with intricate details that gradually lead Moira and Cal closer and closer to the truth...and inevitable danger.

Hannon's pacing is impeccable. Each scene compliments the next, building steadily to a nail-biting conclusion. The romance builds steadily in a realistic way. I appreciate the time the author gave to developing Cal and Moira's relationship. I experienced the nerves, the giddy euphoria, the hesitant hope of new love right along with them.

I'm in awe of the way Hannon's mind works. The suspense details and how she threads them together kept me turning pages. This is the kind of book you want to read in one sitting. And I'm not the only one who thinks so. Amazon has just named Vanished one of the best books of the month and a top ten romance release for January. How's that for a great recommendation?

Giveaway Opportunity:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Vanished, please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday January 20 2013 Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group".


  1. This sounds like a book that I don't want to miss reading! Thank you for your review and for the opportunity to win a copy of Vanished.

  2. I would love to win this. I got to read a advanced ebook copy, but would love to have this for my keeper shelf.

  3. Great book, I'd love to win it! :) I follow, btw.


  4. I love all of Irene Hannon's books and I can't wait to read this one! Thanks for the chance to win!

  5. Ummmm! Sounds like a good mystery. Always interesting. Thanks for the review Kav. Please enter my name, and, I am a follower of this blog.
    MAXIE mac262(at)me(dot)com

  6. thanks for the chance to read this novel, kav

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  7. I've read a lot of good reviews of this book. Love to read it.

  8. I've read quite a few reviews of this book; they all were very positive that Vanished is a great book. I'd love to win a copy. Thanks for the chance.


  9. We have Irene Hannon's books in the Church Library. I would love to win this one to add to our collection.
    Thanks for the opportunity to do so.
    Janet E.

  10. I love Irene Hannon's books. Would love to read this one. Please enter me.

    mchapman (at) windstream (dot) net

  11. Good luck everyone! Glad to see so many Irene Hannon fans out there!

  12. What happened to the people? It sounds like a good mystery and enthralling indeed.