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Vanished in the Night: Eileen Carr

Tuesday, July 26, 2011
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?

Good Reads Summary

This story will lead the reader into immediate action.  Veronica avoids the police/law enforcement in general due to her father, George.  However, she cannot ignore the two officers when they come knocking on her door.  She learns that the body of her half-brother, Max, has been found and it is a murder investigation.  Zach, one of the officers, garners her attention for more than just his grisly announcement.  She and Zach have a strong connection that only gets more powerful throughout the novel. 

The police suspect her father for Max's murder, leading Veronica to attempt an investigation of her own.  This leads her into many surprising events that will capture and keep the readers' interest.  The novel is fast-paced and the reader will enjoy getting to know Veronica, who is a very likable character.  The plot is good, the secondary characters are worth reading about-they round out the story.  This novel is recommended for adults who enjoy mystery tinged with romance. 

3 Stars