Vanished 2 (Vanished #2)

vanished 2Title: Vanished 2 (Vanished #2)
Author: Carter Quinn
Publisher: Carter Quinn Books
Release Date: September 26, 2015
Genre(s): Contemporary Mystery/Thriller
Page Count: 106
Reviewed by: Gigi
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
Blurb:
 

Please do NOT read the blurb unless you have already read Vanished #1.
 

Spoiler
It’s only been three weeks since Henry suffered a psychotic break that made him forget his husband Tom’s death. He’s still struggling to come to terms with his new reality when he receives a haunting phone call: “Henry. Help me.” It’s Tom’s voice, but Henry is afraid to believe. His world has already come crashing down around him twice in the last six months. Is Tom really alive, or is Henry losing his grip on reality again?

OK, I’ve got good news and bad news. Let’s start with the bad news.

Like Vanished #1, Vanished #2 ends on a cliffhanger.

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(For you young folks, an explanation on one of the most famous cliffhangers of all time is located at Who Shot JR? The GIF above is the season 4 spoiler. And, yes, I WAS THERE.)

Unlike Vanished #1 (released on September 17, 2014) we only have to wait a few months for the conclusion, Vanished #3.

thank god

The Vanished series follows Henry Cooley, a man desperately in love with his husband and partner of 20 years, Tom MacKinnon. They are deliriously happy and share a wonderful college aged son. they have a beautiful home, great friends and simply love their life. And, honestly? Saying much more than that is just one GIANT spoiler. One of the reasons I got all worked up after reading book 1 was because I knew nothing going in. These books are compelling and thrilling, full of twists and turns and jaw-dropping realizations. All of the romance here is told in flashback, but it is glorious. You will fall in love with these two men and their love for each other.

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Now, I highly, highly recommended this book. BUT, I am NOT a fan of cliffhangers. Like I said above, I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I read book 1, so I had no idea it was a cliffhanger. Had I known, I would have waited until the series was complete before reading. That’s how I roll. I’m not a fan of serials. So, my recommendation is as follows:

  • If you have already read Vanished #1, drop everything on September 26 and read Vanished #2 right away.
  • If you enjoy cliffhangers, this is an awesome example of a series that will keep you on the edge of your seat and panting for more. Read these now!
  • If you have not read Vanished #1 and are not a fan of cliffhangers, hold off until November/December and buy all three books at the same time and hang on tight for the ride of your life. The mystery and suspense is THAT GOOD.

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Advanced review copy of Vanished 2 provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Author

I love a man in uniform! Cops, Firefighters, Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, they are my favorite! I also love some angst in a good story and friends-to-lovers. M/M erotica alone doesn’t do it for me. It’s gotta have a story and some conflict. BDSM when I’m in that mood and threesomes with 3 men or 2 men and 1 woman, again when the mood strikes. Hetero? Sure, if it’s really good. HEA ONLY!

4 comments

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  • Thank you so very very VERY much for the cliffhanger info. I hate them and I’ve been waiting for this book before reading Vanished 1. Now I guess I’ll be waiting until the end of the year. It irritates me that these are all short and there’s no reason other than money for it to be issued in 3 parts. If I didn’t like this author as much as I do, I’d trash the one I already bought and forget about buying any more. I may do that anyway.

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    • Andrea, normally I would 110% agree with you. Serials are usually over-priced and gimmicky. But please read this note that Carter Quinn added at the end of Vanished #2:

      Some of you may remember that I started Vanished as a book my Dad could read—a sample of my writing that didn’t have any on-page or implied sex. When he died, I didn’t intend to continue the story, but enough people asked me for more, that I finally gave in. I had more in my head anyway, why not write it down? Of course, nothing you just read was in my head at the time.

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      • Thanks, Gigi! I’ll wait until the next book is out and then buy this and the last one.Your post makes me feel a lot better about the series and I do love his writing. Again, thank you.

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