Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Review: Before He Vanished by Debra Webb

Before He Vanished
by Debra Webb

Publisher: Harlequin
Pages: 256
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  His disappearance changed her life forever.

Twenty-five years ago, Halle Lane's best friend vanished from their Tennessee town. When a childhood photo brings Liam Hart to Winchester, Halle is certain the man is the same child who vanished. Now Liam seeks out Halle to help him investigate the circumstances of his mysterious past. Can Liam and Halle uncover the truth before a killer buries all traces of the boy Halle loved--and the man he may have become--forever?

Kritters Thoughts:  Halle Lane is trying to revitalize her career as investigative journalist back in her home town in a small city in Tennessee.  She is back there after being gone for awhile and she is confronted by a tragedy that was far in her past.  When she was a young girl, her neighbor and best friend of the same age, Andy Clark went missing, never to be found again.  On an anniversary of his disappearance she writes an article that sets off a series of events that could change a lot of people's lives.

I absolutely loved this book.  I felt as though it was a little short and could have used a few more pages to make the book feel a little more full and complete.  The book's pacing was so good, the story moved so fast that I read it in two sittings.  The author was able to keep a pace from chapter to chapter that kept me reading and reading.  

The characters were fantastic.  I loved the characters in this story, they didn't feel over the top or fake, they felt real and true.  I love it when I can get invested in characters and really feel connected to them.

This was a great book, it makes me want to go back to the beginning and read some of the other previous books in the series.   

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Ebook 2020 Challenge: 22 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from St Martin's Press.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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