Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Vanished by Irene Hannon (Revell Blog Tour) {Giveaway!}

Back Cover (From Revell):
A tenacious reporter. A skeptical PI. And a secret that will shatter lives.

Reporter Moira Harrison is lost. In the dark. In a thunderstorm. When a lone figure suddenly appears in the beam of her headlights, Moira slams on her brakes-but it’s too late. She feels the solid thump against the side of her car before crashing into a tree on the far side of the road.

A man opens her door, tells her he saw everything, and promises to call 911. Then the world fades to black. When she comes to, she is alone. No man. No 911. No injured person. But she can’t forget the look of terror she saw on that face in the instant before her headlights swung away. And she can’t get anyone to believe her story-except maybe a handsome ex–homicide detective turned private eye, who reluctantly agrees to take on the case.

As clues begin to surface, it becomes obvious that someone doesn’t want this mystery solved-and will stop at nothing to protect a shocking secret.
 
My Review:
Words cannot fully express my excitement to read Vanished!

VanishedAfter a tear-ridden goodbye to the Taylor family, I felt ready to embrace the new characters Irene introduces us to. In Vanished, we now take a look at Private Investigators. Specifically, Phoenix Inc. and the three men who work there: Cal, Dev, and Connor.

Moira Harrison comes to them with a case she's convinced needs attention, though the police disagree. I really liked Moira. She's a woman scorned once and has learned from said mistake. She has spunk and humor and a faith akin to Cal's. That makes her, in my eyes, a great heroine.

Cal, who is at center stage in Vanished, is man still aching from a loss long ago. His heart has hardened with bitterness and hate. He continually asks God the wrong questions and soon finds himself falling for the redheaded beauty. Can he overcome his anger and seek forgiveness?

Overall, this book was fantastic. While I really, really, enjoyed it, it didn't have the same feel to it as the Guardians of Justice or even the Heroes of Quantico did. Despite that, Irene doesn't fail to keep you reading until everything is set right. I can't wait to see who will be the star of the next installment of this series!

I'd recommend this book to older teens and adults. :-)

I received this book from Revell in return for an honest review of my opinions. Thanks!

Available January 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

About Irene:
Irene Hannon is the author of more than 40 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 National Readers’ Choice Award, a Daphne du Maurier Award, a Retailers Choice Award and two Reviewers' Choice Awards from RT Book Reviews magazine. She lives in Missouri. For more information about her and her books, visit her web site at www.irenehannon.com and follow her on Twitter at @IreneHannon.

Now for the giveaway! (Giveaway is only open to US residents, sorry!)

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17 comments:

  1. SO enjoying this one, Rosie! Glad you liked it alright also. BEST of luck with the giveaway, girl. :)

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  2. I absolutely love Irene Hannon and can't wait to read this one! Thank you so much for the chance to win a copy! I loved your review!

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    1. Me too, Abbi! Isn't she amazing?

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    2. Yes! She is such a good author!!

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  3. I have already read this one, and I really enjoyed it! I loved the Guardians Of Justice series, which are the only others of hers that I have read (Although Against All Odds is on my to read list!) I completely agree that it had a different feel than the Taylor clan's stories! But I still found it very enjoyable! :D

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    1. Against All Odds is my FAVORITE, Caitlyn!! :-D Glad you liked it too!

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  4. This sounds like a wonderful book! I can hardly wait to read it.

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  5. I am way behind on my Irene Hannon reading, but I'd love to start reading this new series. Thanks for the opportunity to win.
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    1. Irene is one of my favorite authors! :D You're very welcome!

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  6. This is such a great book! I did love reading it. :) So glad you liked it too! I've read those other two series, but not "Lethal Legacy" yet...our library ALWAYS has it checked out. Someday though!

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    1. Me too, Charity! Lethal Legacy was great. Wasn't my favorite of the series, but it is a good read nonetheless. :)

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  7. Vanished sounds like an exciting story, I 'd love to win it!

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    1. It is! I can't wait for the sequel later this year. :)

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