Title: 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
Please do NOT read the blurb unless you have already read Vanished #1.
- 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.
(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.)
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.
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.