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(Bannon Brothers #1)

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  949 Ratings  ·  102 Reviews
With relentless suspense and a deft feel for creating men of power and character, Janet Dailey introduces three unforgettable brothers: RJ, Linc, and Deke Bannon.

Cold cases aren't RJ Bannon’s usual line of work. But Ann Montgomery’s long-ago abduction is too intriguing to pass up. Especially with a two-million-dollar reward for Ann’s safe return about to expire.

Ann was jus
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published August 1st 2011 by Kensington (first published January 1st 2011)
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Wanderer ♔ Wanderlust ♔
It was just ok - story moved along but nothing really exciting happened. This is the first book I've read by the author and probably will be the last.
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3.5 Stars

This is the first Janet Dailey book I have read, I was drawn to it, for some strange reason, because of the cover :)

TRUST is the first book of Ms. Dailey's new Bannon Brother's series. This is RJ, aka Bannon, the oldest Bannon Brother's story. RJ is a police officer who is off duty due to an on the job injury, by chance he comes across a cold case involving a missing 3 yr old, something calls to him about the case and he unofficially starts invest
Mar 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
I really enjoy Dailey's writing, even when she underwent a tough spell and plagarised some things (and suffered legal consequences). This story is about recovering (from a gunshot) detective RJ Bannon, who bored, decides to look into a 30-year-old cold case about a missing child. His interest is piqued because the missing child is the daughter of a local, somewhat reclusive and ruthless, millionaire who set a huge reward for her return. The reward will be null and void in a few months. Yet some ...more
Emily (Heinlen) Davis
Jan 13, 2013 rated it did not like it
I found this book to be too descriptive. I also didn't like how the author focused solely on the characters at the beginning instead of the story. I want to be drawn into the story quickly and slowly introduced to the characters, not the other way around. Not my type of book.
Feb 20, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
Hadn't seen a new book from Janet Daily in awhile. This one was a completely different setting than so many of the western ones I've loved, but the good characters and settings were still there.
Sally Ford
Jan 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Happily everafter....

Very likeable characters, easy to read, a little suspense -- and an ending that I can live with! My kind of book!
Jan 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bannon Brothers: Trust review

Bannon Brothers: Trust is the first romantic suspense book in the Bannon Brothers series written by author Janet Dailey. Excellent story!
Earlene Eady
Jan 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great book!

Great book. You need an afternoon to just enjoy this story. The characters are great and just pull you in. Don't want to put it down.
Good reading, the ending leaves a little bit to be desired.
R.J. and Unsolved Cold Case

R. j. Becomes involved in unsolved case of a missing child, and only by accident did he discover that his new attractive artist friend was possibly the long lost child. Not really a mystery from the get go, but other aspects of the story kept you interested. I did not like the fact that Charlie the guard dog played an important role in the story, and then was just dropped.
Ally Cabella
Nov 04, 2013 rated it liked it
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Aug 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
RJ Bannon needs something to do while he’s on the last leg of his two year rehab from a drug bust gone bad, why not the 25 year old cold case of the disappearance of Ann Montgomery age 3 daughter of wealthy Hugh Montgomery. What RJ doesn’t know is that by reopening this case he’s stepped in the middle of a hornets nest and someone’s bound to get stung, will it be him, artist Erin Randall that he’s taken a shine to, sheriff Hoebel who wants him out or Hugh Montgomery himself. RJ Bannon’s about to ...more
Feb 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mystery, Abduction and Coincidence

RJ is a police officer on disability leave. The bullet still lodged in his back from a confrontation with a drug dealer is preventing his return to duty. But he's bored and looking for a way to keep busy. Discovering a cold case of a long ago child abduction, RJ finds much more action than he bargained for. In the midst of the intrigue he pursues RJ finds Erin. She's a young, lovely talented artist. Not connected to all his other quandries, or is she? Following
Sep 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Cold cases aren't RJ Bannon's usual line of work. But Ann Montgomery long ago abduction is too intruging to pass up. Ann was just three when she was taken from her family's historic Virginia mansion more than twenty five years ago. No trace of the missing girl was found. Bannon knows the chances of finding her alive or dead are slim. Especially once he meets Erin Randall. A beautiful talented local artist she seems to share some tantalizing connections with the vanished Ann. The deeper the inves ...more
Stacey Houllis
Mar 31, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like this book have not read Janet Daily in years. I thought that the story moved progressively well, it a bit mystery to it and intrigue as well. It is an about an unsolved missing person case of young little who was taken from her parents home in the middle of the night at the age of three years. Bannon a detective on leave comes across the case and starts to investigate it. He meets a struggling artist who is somehow connected to the case. Erin is the artist her parents have passed away and ...more
Apr 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I downloaded this book for free from Bookbub. I was not familiar with the author but the book seemed interesting. I really enjoyed this book. I enjoyed the way the relationship progressed between Bannon and Erin. I thought the book was descriptive and we'll writtten. I was a little confused by Cutt. I think his character was a little cliche. I didn't feel the character was very well developed. Although I loved the way the relationship between Bannon and Erin was so uncomplicated and their level ...more
Aug 06, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Who calls their significant other or their brother always by their last name? Apparently Janet Dailey thinks its normal. Don't get me wrong, I love Janet Dailey; she's 1 of my 2 favorite authors. However, hearing Erin always refer to R. J, her love interest, only as Bannon, was annoying. Then when his own brother also called him Bannon well, I went -Huh? and Why? Janet also left me wanting more answers with this book than she provided ... like an explanation of why Ann was kidnapped instead of a ...more
Donna Hatridge
Aug 15, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed reading this book. When you start to read the story it is easy to see where it is going. But you may not know the why until later in the story.
RJ Bannon is on leave from the police dept due to an injury. He is starting to get bored when a cold case catches his interest. An abduction of 3 yr. old Ann Montgomery. When Ann was kidnapped there was no trace evidence left to help locate her or to say what happen to her.

Erin Randall is a beautiful talented artist, who RJ wants to know better.
Jun 11, 2012 rated it liked it
I liked this book slightly better than the last Janet Dailey book in this series that I read. The plot was very apparent from the very beginning. Bannon, a detective on medical leave, delves into a 20+ year old cold case involving a kidnapped three-year old girl. The very same day he happens upon this case, he meets Erin, an artist. Now how unbelievable is this - Erin turns out to be the missing girl - far-fetched you may ask? Anyway, the two get close as Bannon uncovers the whys and whodonits o ...more
Aug 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery, romance
I read this book first, and so far it is my favorite of the two in the trilogy.I am about to start book 3. This is about the bannon brothers, and RJ. Bannon is the man in this one.He is the eldest brother. This is about a serial killer,and Bannon being a cop fills in to protect the girl who may be next on the list. I loved the story, and the characters.You are never disappointed with Janet Dailey as a writer. She keeps you involved from page one.It is a fast and easy summer read, never bogged do ...more
D'Lana Parker

I haven't read a book by this author in a long time, but I remember really enjoying her books in the past. Not this one! The writing was disjointed. The story concept was good,but there was no depth to the characters and no chemistry between the main characters at all. The dialogue was very stilted and entire parts of conversations seemed to be missing at times. That might be the case of bad editing and not bad writing. Either way makes for a book that is painful to read and I defini
Oct 26, 2013 rated it it was ok
The personalities of the two main characters, Erin and RJ, were not very well defined. We didn't learn much about them and I didn't feel any passion. As for the story line, there were too many things that did not get resolved.

I expected RJ to be much hotter in the book - based on the cover. This was disappointing.

I really expected to like this book because of the back cover blurb and the author but it was boring and a challenge to finish. I have no desire to read the other two books in this seri
Jul 29, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: book-club
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May 29, 2014 rated it liked it
Synopsis: RJ Bannon is a detective on paid administrative leave for a previous injury when he comes across a cold case about an abducted three-year old child that has sat dormant for nearly twenty-five years and was never solved. Ann Montgomery was abducted from her family's historic mansion and it tore her notable family apart, although they never gave up hope.

My Review: This book was ok. I enjoyed it, but it was fairly shallow and run-of-the-mill. But with that hunk on the cover, how could I n
Maureen Hubley
May 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book and cannot wait for the next in the series. It has been a long time since I have read a Janet Dailey book. When I lived in Virginia and Massachusetts we had many bookstores and they carried everything. Living her in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont we do not have that. Our closest bookstore is Walmart in New Hampshire and we only go there every 3 months when we pickup RX.
A grear book--I would recommend it.
Some good humor here, with a hero who doesn't take himself so seriously and who falls in love at first sight with a lady who tumbles him into danger and mystery - unknowingly. The romance is understated, but still sweet. There's an HEA, too. The mystery has a lot of moving parts, but Dailey does a good job tying up the loose ends. It seems sometimes, though that the loose ends are being tied up at a distance but still a good read. Don't read this for explicit sex scenes - there are none.
Aug 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
Janet Dailey has come out with a new trilogy that centers on the Bannon Brothers. There are 3 brothers - therefore the trilogy. The first book centers on the eldest brother RJ who is a cop currently on disability due to a drug bust gone bad. His two brothers are mentioned throughout but his brother Linc actually plays a part in this book. There were some predictable twists and turns throughout but overall an enjoyable read. I am looking forward to reading the next 2 books in the series.
So much potential. I think it would have been better reading it as a book rather than listening to it because it was far far far to descriptive in unneccesary places and this made the narration drag horribly. I'm looking forward to the next one if for no other reason than the ending seemed far to abrupt and I liked the little of Linc that was in this book.
Plot was entertaining and I spent far to much time wondering if Montgomery was going to come out as a bad guy or a good guy.
Jul 22, 2013 rated it liked it
A suspenseful romance about trust and finding out who you are. The plot is coincidental and not very suspenseful, the romance is sweet. The story would have been stronger with memories or flashbacks, and less focus on secondary characters. Erin is reserved, like a cat, and we don't see much from her perspective. Bannon is vivid and decisive and unafraid of commitment.
Patricia Solla
Oct 08, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: library-books
Here I am assuming that this is the first of three stories about three brothers. There's practically no family background mentioned in this first book. The story itself is interesting. Has plenty of action but the ending left me a little let down. There's no to be continued so I'm guessing that the next book picks up and takes off with the next brother again with no background info.
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Janet Anne Haradon Dailey was an American author of numerous romance novels as Janet Dailey (her married name). Her novels have been translated into nineteen languages and have sold over 300 million copies worldwide.

Born in 1944 in Storm Lake, Iowa, she attended secretarial school in Omaha, Nebraska before meeting her husband, Bill. Bill and Janet worked together in construction and land developme

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