Thursday, July 28, 2011

Vanished In The Night by Eileen Carr (thoughts)

From Goodreads:

"She doesn’t trust cops . . .

Veronica Osborne has had enough problems with the police, thanks to her volatile father. So when tall, strapping Sergeant Zach McKnight shows up at her door, she’s prepared for anything—except the news that her beloved missing brother, Max, has been dead for nearly twenty years . . . ever since he ran away.

. . . until she meets one who’d risk everything to protect her.

Appalled when the police suspect her father of Max’s murder, Veronica begins her own investigation. But as her surprising role in her brother’s disappearance surfaces, so do more bodies. The ghosts of Max’s past are working hard to hide the truth, while another, more sinister force will do anything to expose it. How far will a killer go to get revenge? And can Zach stop him before he targets the woman Zach’s coming to love?"

My Thoughts:

This was a book that I just didn't want to put down! From the very beginning, I was drawn into the story and into Veronica's life. This book was filled with suspense and was a fast-paced read. Veronica has lived a difficult life that isn't made any easier when the bones from her brother are found after he has been missing for over twenty years. She finds herself pulled into the investigation especially after the mysterious death of her father. I loved how the author wrote this book from multiple viewpoints. It kept me constantly turning the pages as I couldn't wait to see what happened next. The author's writing style almost reminded me a bit of Mary Higgins Clark who is an old favorite of mine. It was really good and the suspense was constant throughout. The romance between the two main characters was cute and added to the story but it really wasn't the focus of the book. The book was more a thriller than anything and I just couldn't get enough. My only complaint with the book was at times I had trouble keeping the characters straight especially at the beginning. Once I got further into the book though, I didn't have any problems and found myself immersed in the story. This is an author that I can't wait to read more of! Recommended to fans of romantic suspense as well as fans of mysteries and thrillers.

Bottom Line: A solid mystery that kept me reading nonstop!

Disclosure: I received this book as part of a book tour with Gallery & Pocket Books Romance Tour Group.


  1. Thank you so much. I'm so glad you enjoyed Vanished in the Night. Let me know if you have any questions.

  2. Excellent review and you've made me want to read this one...big time!! I love it when the story continues to propel your further and further into it!!

  3. Not my normal type of read, but this sounds good!

  4. Haven't read anything by this author but every once in a while I'm really in the mood for a good suspense/thriller kind of read. I'll have to keep this one in mind!

  5. This sounds like a great thriller. Its great when a read can keep you hooked like that. Nice review!

  6. I've not heard of this one, but it sounds good, thanks :)

  7. Just checking in to see how you did on the read-a-thon. Be sure to do a wrap-up post and link it here if you want to be eligible for the participant giveaway. The deadline is 6pm CST and I will be drawing winners after that. Here's the link:

    Thanks for joining me for the read-a-thon!

  8. Eileen- It was a really good read and I'm looking forward to reading more by you in the future!

    Staci- I do hope you get the chance to read this one at some point!

    Kailana- It was good :)

    Iliana- I enjoy a good suspense/thriller once in awhile as well. This definitely fit the bill!

    Naida- I always love a book that I don't want to put down!

    Nikki Ann- I hope you get the chance to read it at some point.

    Michelle- I only did okay with the readathon as I was only able to finish one book and begin another one. Not the best but I did have fun participating. Thanks for hosting this!


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