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Before He Vanished #outgoodlifebooklist

Pick this one up if you like suspense, romance, and intrigue all in the same place!  This book was given to me in exchange for my honest opinion. 

About BEFORE HE VANISHED: Twenty-five years ago, Halle Lane’s best friend vanished from their Tennessee town. When a childhood photo brings Liam Hart to Winchester, Halle is certain the man is the same child who vanished. Now Liam seeks out Halle to help him investigate the circumstances of his mysterious past. Can Liam and Halle uncover the truth before a killer buries all traces of the boy Halle loved—and the man he may have become—forever?

I really enjoyed this book. I don't do a lot of suspense novels, but I loved the storyline on this one. A little boy was kidnapped from his home and isn't heard of again until someone lets Liam Hart know about an article that appeared in a local newspaper, 25 years after the fact.  It's a mesmerizing tale of suspense, murder, romance, intrigue, and people not being who you thought they were. I wanted the main characters to get together because they were childhood sweethearts. You'll have to read the book to figure that one out!


DEBRA WEBB is the award winning, USA Today bestselling author of more than 150 novels, including reader favorites the Faces of Evil, the Colby Agency, and the Shades of Death series. With more than four million books sold in numerous languages and countries, Debra's love of
storytelling goes back to her childhood on a farm in Alabama. Visit Debra at www.DebraWebb.com or write to her at PO Box 176, Madison, AL 35758.

What was the romance novel that got you hooked on the genre (or: What was the romance
novel that inspired you to become a romance author?)

A: I’ve always written stories, but it wasn’t until about a year after I started writing with a goal of
actually being published that I understood what I wanted to do. A friend who had a home library
that looked much like a small Barnes & Noble store read my newest completed manuscript and
announced that I was writing romance. She thrust a book from her extensive library at me and
said, “read this.” The book was Perfect Partners by Jayne Ann Krentz! I was hooked!

2. Please share in your own words what it means to experience That Harlequin Feeling

A: Sometimes life can throw some really tough times your way. There is nothing like a great
book to give you a mini-vacation away from those less pleasant times. Harlequin has published
about 60 books in my Colby Agency series. I’ve received a great deal of fan mail about Victoria
Colby and her team. One I remember well was from a lady who needed extensive eye surgery
and would literally be unable to read for an entire year. At the end of her ordeal once her eyes
started to recover, she wrote to me and said that one thing that helped her get through that
dark period was the four Colby books that were released during that time. She couldn’t wait to
see what would happen next with the Colby Agency.

3. What was the name of your first published novel, and tell us a bit about that experience? 

A: Safe By His Side, a Harlequin Intrigue! When I received “the call,” I was in the middle of
preparing for my local school’s annual harvest festival. I was the PTA president and in charge of
the event! I was so overwhelmed by emotion that I couldn’t stop crying during the call. The
editor said she would call me the next day. The rest of that day all I wanted to do was tell
everyone and celebrate, but I couldn’t! Not to worry, I celebrated plenty later!

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  1. Sounds like the kind of book that I would like. I really want to start reading and doing reviews as I enjoy reading so much. I enjoy the book reviews as it always gives me another look into the book besides the summary that is on the book.

  2. This sounds like a book I'd like to read! I always like to have a pile of books on my stand to reach for. I'll be adding this one!

  3. I love suspense books and must check into this one. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I never know what book to read but you always come up with great titles. I need to read more so I will look for this one in the stores.

  5. One of my nieces has recently gotten into reading books like this. I know she would like this book. I will recommend this to her.

  6. This sounds like an amazing read. I have to make sure to add this to my spring reading list. Sounds like I’m really gonna like it.

  7. I love a good book! I used to love reading all the time but haven't much lately. Would love to get back into it. Sounds like a good read.

  8. I haven't been reading lately, but I will have to check this out. Sounds like a good book!

  9. Kristine Nicole Alessandra1:33 AM

    That sure looks like an exciting read. I will get a copy this weekend and I will make sure that I set aside enough time for me to read the book!

  10. Sounds like an interesting book. It would be something I'd like to read. I've got back in to reading again, so I'm always looking for a good book.

  11. Before he vanished looks like a great read! I am adding this to my summer reading list. Will be great by the pool this summer. Thanks!

  12. Thanks for this wonderful post! I was glad to know more about Debra Webb.

  13. Looks like a really great book! I don't read a lot of suspense, but I do enjoy a riveting book every now and then.

  14. I love suspense novels. I'll be looking for Debra Webb next time I'm at the library.

  15. Looks like great book to read, I will check it out I like suspense novels.

  16. Mama Maggie's Kitchen3:23 AM

    Wow! This book sounds really interesting to read! I will surely check this one out. It's really exciting!

  17. Sounds like a fascinating read. I'm not much of a suspense book fan, but this one intrigues me! Thanks for the sharing.

  18. Chris Hoov2:51 AM

    This book sounds so interesting, I love reading horror or suspense books. This one is a definitely must read.


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