Framing the Dialogue


Released earlier this week, Vanished is the latest novel by Joseph Finder.  I had heard great things about Finder for a while, and this is the second book of his that I have recently read. 

This is a mystery/suspense novel that begins when a husband and wife are attacked.  The wife is hurt badly and survives, but the husband disappears, hence the name; Vanished.  The husband’s brother works for a private investigative firm and becomes involved in the search.  The cast includes, ex-military, government contractors, ex-torturers (yes he included references to torture at Guantanamo and Abu Gharib), a secretive wife, a mistress, and a troubled teenager.

If I had to rate Vanished on a scale of one to ten, I would give it a 7.  It is very entertaining and keeps you engaged.  It is just not great.

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