Sunday, June 22, 2014

Review ~ Vanished (Bone Secrets #5) by Kendra Elliot

When an eleven-year-old is abducted on her way to school, the FBI doesn't waste a moment, sending agents to scour the area and embedding Special Agent Ava McLane with the distraught family. In the eye of the storm is local detective Mason Callahan, whose life is crumbling to pieces: he's related to the victim, and his longtime confidential informant has just been murdered.

Both he and Agent McLane hole up in the victim's family home. Every second counts in a kidnapping case, and the stakes keep rising the longer the girl is missing. As Ava and Mason struggle to hold the family together in their darkest hour, the two investigators find themselves drawn to each other.
Vanished, Kendra Elloitt’s latest suspense novel evokes powerful emotions. It briskly begins with the murder of Detective Mason Callahan’s confidential informant, Josie. But the author does not stop there she compounds that with the abduction of his ex-wife’s eleven-year old stepdaughter, Henley.

The large dynamic cast of characters kept this reader intrigued, and the author gave each adequate attention. Each has very distinctive realistic personality traits. While I will admit I was, of course, mostly fascinated by Mason – with his cowboy hat and sexy boots. Ava was my favorite character. Her ability to quickly access the situation and then adapt made her the perfect addition to story. Mason summarizes her flawlessly; “Sharp investigator, empathetic agent, and wounded sister.”

The author kept the romance tone subtle; never overshadowing the suspense elements. Yet, the chemistry was there just under the surface. The writing is paced where I savored each page, not wanting to rush through it but needing to know more (or maybe everything) right now.

This fifth installment of the Bone Secrets series is her best work yet. I hope her inspiration keeps flowing so she can continue churning out these instant buys. Highly recommended, start anywhere you want – each is standalone and worth every penny.
Disclosure: This book was provided to me free of charge for the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments, and ratings are my own.

About The Author

Kendra Elliot grew up in the lush Pacific Northwest and still lives there with her husband, three daughters, two cats, and a Pomeranian. She left the dental world after sixteen years to write full time in 2012. Her first two books HIDDEN and CHILLED spent months on Kindle's top 100 paid best seller list. Two more Bone Secrets novels will be released in 2013. She's always been fascinated with forensics, refuses to eat anything green, and loves a strong Mai Tai on the beach on Kauai. Before being published, Kendra's manuscripts finaled in RWA's Golden Heart Awards, the Daphne Du Maurier, and the Linda Howard Award of Excellence. 

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