Tess Garritsen’s Vanished is part of the Rizzoli & Isles series. While I have thoroughly enjoyed all of the Rizzoli & Isles books I have read so far, Vanished is my favorite.
Without giving away important pieces of plot, Vanished centers around Dr. Isle’s discovery of a person put in the more who isn’t dead. The mistakenly deceased was forced into a life of prostitution and has a story to tell that goes to high places in the American government.
Vanished was so suspenseful and the characters interesting that I read the novel in one night. I simply couldn’t wait to see how the story would unfold.
Mila is one of the better characters I have read in a long time. Sure, she does something that tests my bounds for authenticity, but her character is so real and what she does is so right that I’m willing to be forgiving. In thinking about Mila, I am struck by how many women and girls have lived and are living the nightmare that was her fictional life.
When a book seriously entertains, presents characters I care about, and makes me consider things I should be considering–it’s a great book.
Here’s the review I wrote of The Sinner (a previous book in the Rizzoli & Isles series).