When he Vanished Book Review

When he Vanished Book Review
”” When he Vanished

Author: T. J. Brearton
Published: May 13, 2019, Joffe Books
No. of Pages: 282
Cover Price: $9.99 Paperback, $.99 Kindle

Jane Gable is happy with her life – she has two wonderful children, a husband who writes thrillers, and who she loves and respects, and a good career as a nurse. However, that happy life isn’t guaranteed, especially when an old friend of her husband shows up and then her husband is suddenly gone. When he Vanished by bestselling author, T. J. Brearton, is an-edge-of-your-seat thriller where it seems that law enforcement is ignoring clues and wants to blame Jane for her husband’s disappearance and what appears to be his murder.

Brearton knows how to spin a good tale, and the storyline in this novel is believable and tragic, especially where Jane and her children are concerned. Jane’s mother is in prison for the murder of an abusive boyfriend, and of course the police think Jane has the same tendencies. Jane knows that her husband would have told her he was leaving, but as anyone would, has doubts and wonders if it was something she did. Jane uncovers clues of her own, like a hidden gun, but that just puts more suspicion on her, since the gun is the same one that recently killed a drug dealer. Jane’s husband is a recovering alcoholic, and she suspects that he has relapsed and has started drinking again, especially since his writing hasn’t been going very well.

The characters are well-developed in this novel. Jane is very believable, and her children act as seven and thirteen-year-olds would act in a real-life situation. John, however, is a mystery, and his actions do not seem to follow what Jane and readers think are right. The story flows smoothly, however, all suspicion is on others, and although the readers may suspect who the real perpetrator is, there seems to be no evidence to prove it and suspicion goes to others. The ending is a surprise, as is consistent with Brearton novels.

This one will keep readers interested. It is recommended.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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