Vanished by Elizabeth Heiter
Release Date - January 2015
Book Review by Tracy Farnsworth
Vanished is the second book in Elizabeth Heiter's Profiler series. The first novel, Hunted, is a book I remember well. I ended 2013 reading that compelling novel, so it's fitting that I happened to choose Vanished as one of the books to end 2014 with. I definitely did not find myself disappointed with the second book in this series!
Evelyn Baine and her best friend, Cassie, were abducted almost two decades ago. Evelyn somehow escaped, but her best friend wasn't so lucky. The disappearance has weighed heavily on Evelyn and is a key motivation for her work as an FBI profiler. When the Nursery Rhyme Killer returns 18 years later, Evelyn twists her boss's arm to make sure she is there to help try to bring the killer down. It's unlikely Cassie is still alive, but Evelyn wants justice for herself, for Cassie's parents, and most importantly for Cassie.
Once again, I couldn't put Elizabeth Heiter's novel down. MIRA is known for romantic suspense, and this is an exceptional offering. There is a touch of romance, but mostly it's the criminal profiling work that kept me glued to the pages. I'm a huge fan of the television show Criminal Minds, and this book definitely is a solid choice for fans of that show.