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Private JusticeBook 1Published in 2013 by Revell

When a tenacious reporter enlists the help of a skeptical PI to find a person who has vanished, they discover a secret that will shatter lives.

Reporter Moira Harrison is lost. In the dark. In a thunderstorm. On a country road. When a lone figure appears in the beam of her headlights, she slams on her brakes—but it’s too late. She feels a solid thump against the side of her car before crashing into a tree on the far side of the road. Moments later, a man opens her door, tells her he saw everything, and promises to call 911. Then her world fades to black.

When she comes to, she is alone. No man. No emergency vehicles. 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. After failing to convince the police her story is true, she hires a PI to help her dig for answers.

Police detective turned private investigator Cal Burke isn’t too sure about Moira’s story, but as clues begin to surface it becomes clear that someone doesn’t want this mystery solved—and will stop at nothing to protect a shocking secret.

    Reviews for Vanished

  • Riveting…one of those addictive books that once started, compels you to shut out the world till you reach the very last page.

    New York Journal of Books 

  • Hannon’s intricately developed characters struggle with complex moral issues. An engaging, satisfying tale.

    Publishers Weekly 

  • This novel’s fast-paced plot and compelling characters (including a surprisingly complex villain) make it an excellent suggestion for inspirational-fiction fans as well as readers who enjoy Mary Higgins Clark’s subtly chilling brand of suspense.


Books in the Private Justice Series