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.