If you have a love of a solid mystery novel, it doesn’t take much to embroil an interested reader in a good one. Few pages in, award-winning author, Irene Hannon pulls the reader into her fabulous creative skills. Hook, line and sinker.
STORY: Meet reporter Moira Harrison, a woman whose accident on a lonely road one rainy night changes everything. This leads her straight to the doorstep of the detective agency Phoenix, INC., and more specifically Cal Burke.‘VANISHED,’ by Irene Hannon. Review of the 2013 romantic #suspense novel. #FWarchives #BookTwitter Click To Tweet
Retired from law enforcement, Cal is skeptical when he hears Moira’s story. A story that recounts a woman lying in the road and a Good Samaritan who never dials 911 but something about Moira intrigues Cal. Going against the clues, he takes the pro bono case, opening a Pandora’s Box full of secrets in the process.
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Considering only the characters, this is another good one. Whether it’s the easy-going camaraderie and trust between the three P.I.’s (Dev, Connor and Cal), or the sweet tenderness that develops between Moira and her leading man, Cal. There isn’t a weak link in the bunch. All of these develop well even in the moments when their pasts are skimmed over.
And this says nothing about the intriguing story. Keeping pace is a fabulous, well-crafted novel that tells a surprisingly believable scenario in a thriller of a tale. If there was one thing I find a bit trite is finding the heroine in danger yet again in the final climax. As a writer, I “get” this plot device but as a reader, it becomes tiresome to encounter in book after book. That isn’t enough to stop me from recommending this – perhaps even as the best of the Hannon novel’s I’ve yet to read. To say I will be anxiously waiting the second in the series is an understatement.
IN CONCLUSION: This is nail-biting suspense at its best. Irene Hannon again scores with this, the first in a new series that is sure to hold your interest.
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