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The Vanishing (Mystere Parish #2)

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Certain death awaits any outsider who enters Cache, a mythical city said to disappear when intruders threaten. But P.I. Max Duhon won't let the Cajun superstition stop him from going there. He'll do anything to help sexy Colette Guidry and close this missing person's case, even admit how attracted he is to his client. But as their investigation deepens, Max finds himself ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published October 30th 2012 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2012)
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Aug 30, 2015 Carmen rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: No One
Recommended to Carmen by: Romantic Times Book Review
"How could something as stupid as a job promotion possibly have outweighed the safety of her and her son?"

"It was all such a waste. She was so impatient. So hard-headed. And in trying to have it all, she lost it all, even her own life. And her son has to live with her choice the rest of her life."

Do you know what is really unattractive in a man? Mommy issues.

Colette is a trauma nurse. One day, her co-worker Anna goes missing. No one will take her "missing person case" seriously because Anna has
Debbie Heaton
Oct 31, 2012 Debbie Heaton rated it it was amazing
In Deleon’s romantic suspense novel, P.I. Max Duhon has just taken on a case that will take him deep into the mystical bayou in pursuit of a mythical city that legend insists disappears when threatened. Colette Guidry has just hired him to locate a missing co-worker and Max refuses to let superstition stand in the way of solving this case. As the investigation deepens, so does the attraction he feels toward the attractive nurse and he is determined to protect Colette from dangers lurking in the ...more
Dec 23, 2012 Sarah rated it it was amazing
Great mystery/romance with steady action and some truly chilling moments. Max has just joined big brother Holt's (Holt's story is the Harlequin Intrigue book The Reckoning) private investigation agency and his first case is Colette, who is trying to find her young friend Anna who has disappeared. Anna is supposedly a former resident of a legendary bayou town that has never been found, and Max and Colette must try to find the mysterious town in the creepy swamps of Mystere Parish. Their ...more
Wendy Sparrow
Feb 19, 2013 Wendy Sparrow rated it it was amazing
Shelves: suspense
First of all, you definitely want to read these in order:

1. The Reckoning
2. The Vanishing
3. The Awakening

While I liked the setting a bit more in the previous book, the main characters in this book I thought were more likable. They're back in the bayou again chasing a legend with a different one of the half-brothers. I love how these books all left a little something paranormal unanswered--not everything was explained away and I think that fit with the mysterious setting in all three books. This
Laura AKA Loves 2 Read Romance
Cache is a mythical city said to disappear when intruders threaten. However Max Duhon wasn't going to let a Cajun superstition stop him from solving his case.

Colette Guidry had no where to turn when her friend disappeared without a trace. Desperate she seeks help with the detective agency Max works for. But as Max and Colette get closer to discovering the location of Cache it's clear someone is willing to do anything to make sure it stays secret.

This is the second book in the Mystere Parish seri
Mary Lou Webb
Love the locale

While this book wasn't quite as good as the first in the series, I did enjoy reading about the new characters and the locale. The one thing I miss in this series is the humor that drives the Miss Fortune series. That said, I have purchased the third book and look forward to the new adventure.
As with the first book in this series, the romance suffers a bit compared with the suspense part, but it is an entertaining and fast read.
One thing I did not like, though, is the fact that their father is murdered 20 odd years ago and miraculously all of their cases suddenly seem to be connected to this.
Apr 28, 2015 Melody rated it really liked it
A book of intrigue. Anna goes missing and is found by her friend, along with a PI in the Mystere bayou. Why was she there? Where does she come from? What does she have to do with old coins? and who wants to kill her and her rescuers?
Susabelle Kelmer
Dec 29, 2013 Susabelle Kelmer rated it really liked it
This one was a page-turner! The romance was pretty secondary, though, so that is the reason for only four stars. I enjoyed the story. The ending came up a little too fast, though, happening in the last 12 pages or so. And the whodonit was not who I thought (that's a good thing)!
Sandra Rae
Oct 07, 2013 Sandra Rae rated it really liked it
A mythical city in the swamps? Another intriguing tale set in the Louisiana Bayous and swamps that will taunt you to the end.
Feb 28, 2015 Page rated it liked it
It was a nice little afternoon mystery - a little romance, a little mystery. Not too much to write home about, but still enjoyable. I love the author's new novels more.
Dec 05, 2012 Kristin rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery, series
I liked this one a little more than the first. Not sure why, but I did. I didnt get the bad guy right this time either. On to book 3.
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jana DeLeon was raised in southwest Louisiana among the bayous and gators. Her hometown is Carlyss, but you probably won't find it on a map. Her family owned a camp located on a bayou just off the Gulf of Mexico that you could only get there by boat. The most important feature was the rope hammock hanging in the shade on a huge deck that stretched ...more
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