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Before He Vanished

(Winchester, Tennessee #6)

4.44  ·  Rating details ·  247 ratings  ·  84 reviews
His disappearance changed her life forever.

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
Kindle Edition, 256 pages
Published March 1st 2020 by Harlequin Intrigue (first published February 6th 2020)
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BEFORE HE VANISHED (Winchester, Tennessee Book #6) by Debra Webb is a March 2020 Harlequin Intrigue romantic suspense that had me hooked from page one and that is why Debra Webb is an automatic buy for me when I see her name on a book cover. This book is a part of a series, but is easily read as a standalone novel.

What if your best friend disappeared 25 years ago and the feature article you write on the anniversary brings a man to
Nadene  (Totally Addicted to Reading)
I am a huge fan of romantic suspense, therefore when the chance came for me to read and review Before He Vanished, I didn’t hesitate. This is the sixth book in the Winchester, Tennessee series, but there is no need to read the previous books prior to reading this one.

Halle is an investigative reporter who has been down on her luck. She lost her cushy job in Nashville and was forced to return home to Tennessee. She secured a job with the local newspaper; however, it could not compare to what she
Maureen Timerman
Feb 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020
The author pulled me into this story from the first page, and kept my attention right to the end, and I loved the epilogue!
A family’s worse nightmare, I can’t even imagine, and I don’t want to! In the wake of devastation, a young woman, actually seven at the time of the loss, goes on with her life, but in reality, for twenty-five years she has grieved the loss of her best friend.
Putting the shoe on the other foot can you imagine Liam/Andy, now wondering, and unbelieving he could be the lost boy.
Robin Loves Reading
Halle Lane has managed to have a decent life. However, she never got over the loss of her best friend when she was a child. It is now twenty-five years later and Halle wants to figure out what happened once and for all. Meanwhile, Liam Hart, a very successful man with a profitable vineyard gets a photo that all but shatters him.

When Liam goes to Winchester, Tennessee to ask questions about why he would receive a photo that eerily reminds him of himself, imagine Halle's reaction when she sees Li
Cindy Reifel
Jan 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Halle Lane's best friend Andy, disappeared 25 years ago. He had never been found. Now she works as a reporter in Winchester, Tenn. and, has decided to write a follow up story about "the lost boy".
Across the country, Liam Hart receives a newspaper article with a picture of a young boy and, he has no idea why he received these things. Something tells him though, that he really needs to go to Winchester to find the reporter and, ask her why she sent this to him and what she thought to prove by doin
Teri Griffis
Jan 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy of this book from the author and this is my honest voluntary review. I just started reading Debra Webb's books a few months ago and I'm so glad I did. Webb draws you into another world where there are mysteries, intrigue, adventure, love, and, sometimes, sorrow. Her stories take you to Winchester, TN (or wherever) and you feel as if you have lived there your whole life and know the characters intimately. I cannot stress how much I recommend her books to others. Pick up Before H ...more
Feb 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a perfect romantic suspense with more emphasis on the suspense. Debra Webb has outdone herself. I loved this book more than the earlier one.

Andy had vanished 25 years ago while walking home from school. Halle was his best friend. Now she was a reporter and she wrote one article about her friend which reached Liam as an anonymous letter. The two got to investigatiing the truth.

The intrigue in the story could be felt from the first few pages. The curiosity got the better of me. And what
Before He Vanished by Debra Webb has Halle Lane back in Winchester, Tennessee and working at the Winchester Gazette. Her best friend, Andy Clark disappeared twenty-five years ago on his way home from school. Andy’s mother, Nancy has never talked to a reporter. Halle is given the assignment of interviewing Nancy for an article. Halle is pleased when Nancy agrees to an interview and the article is picked up by other papers. Liam Hart gets an envelope in the mail with a copy of Halle’s article. The ...more
Feb 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Before He Vanished by Debra Webb is filled with a mystery that was unpredictable until the last page. This novel will grip readers long past when they should put their books down.

Halle was a mostly likeable reporter. I liked her better when she was a child and reminiscing about her and Andy. She has moved back home after losing her job in Nashville as a reporter. I actually like how the author made that a very realistic situation. Halle decides to write a story about her best friend who went mi
Margaret Yelton
Feb 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Sixth book in her A Winchester, Tennessee Thriller series, once again Debra Webb gives us an incredible story. A 25-year disappearance is once again brought to the forefront as a journalist writes the story of Adam, whom was her best friend until he disappearred. This book is so well written, action packed with lots of twists and turns. If you enjoy romantic suspense you definitely will want to read this amazing book.

I received an Advanced Reader's Copy from NetGalley and Harlequin and this
Carolyn Baird
Feb 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Keeps you guessing on the edge of your seat. Really looking forward to number 7 in this series. Superb writing that keeps the action flowing. After finishing this book I had to go back to the beginning of the series and read them all. The plot is fresh; the characters well developed; and the ending is a cliff hanger.
Carla Johnson-Hicks
Halle Lane has recently returned home to Winchester Tennessee after breaking off her engagement as well as losing her job at the paper in Nashville. She is working for the local paper trying to make a name for herself. When she suggests a story about a missing boy in the 25th anniversary, her editor gives the go ahead for her to try and get an interview with the boy's mother. That is the easy part, as Halle was the missing boy's neighbour and best friend before his disappearance when they were o ...more
Diane Saul
Feb 18, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Halle Lane’s best childhood friend, Andy disappeared when they were 7. Now, twenty five years later she is a journalist who wants to write a story about the disappearance. After her story is printed a man bearing a striking resemblance to Andy comes to town.
Halle is convinced he is actually Andy.

I knew this story had a twist and I thought I had it figured out, but I only guessed part of it. This is a romantic suspense book that will have you turning the pages to find out what happens. I read it
This really is an intriguing read, with great characters, an excellent plot and a surprising twist!

Halle Lane is a journalist who has returned to her Tennessee home town after a disastrous end to her marriage also resulted in the end of her job there. She’s working on the local bi-weekly paper and hopes to be able to carry out more investigative journalism. She suggests they do a feature regarding the disappearance of her childhood best friend and neighbour, Adam, as this will be the twenty-fift
Feb 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the 6th book in the Winchester, TN series and I have to say (in my opinion) this was one of the best so far.

I love this series!!! There are great characters, investigating reporting, kidnapping, with lots of thrills, twists, turns, and page turning.

If you've never read anything by Debra Webb, do yourself and favor and start with this series, you won't be disappointed.

#Halle #Liam #Andy #Intrigue #Loved it
Beth Lechman
When Halle Lane writes a story about the disappearance of Andy Clark 25 years ago she sets off a chain of events no one saw coming. Now when her next door neighbor is brutally murdered, who also is the mother of the boy who disappeared she is determined to find out what happened to Andy Clark.
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thank you Debra Webb for the ARC of Before He Vanished that I read and reviewed on my own.
I loved this book from start to finish and all I can say about the curve that Webb threw in at the end is I did not see that coming at all and I loved it. Halle and Liam were two characters that as a reader you had no choice but to fall in love with and root for. I loved their story in this book and how it was told in both past and present as they are trying to figure out if Liam is really Andy, the lost bo
Rose Bacot
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is well worth reading. It is full of suspense. I can usually figure out mysteries. This one I could not. Characters are loveable. You must read.
Jan 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars
This is another in the Winchester, Tennessee, series by Debra Webb and one of the best ones. Deb weaves a tale that draws you in until the very end. The plot has a surprise twist with a happy ending.
Ellen Weaver
Jan 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When Liam Hart sees a photo of a little boy who could be his twin, he’s headed to Tennessee to find out who this child could be. Halle is certain this grown man is her long-lost childhood friend, Andy, who disappeared 25 years ago. Follow Andy and Halle as they face great danger to uncover secrets of the past while discovering again their love for each other. Another awesome book by Debra Webb!
Judy Morris
Jan 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was the best book of yours ever. It was a none stop suspense and a page Turner. Read it in one day. This was about an abduction of a young book, but now you have to read it to find out what happens next
Jan 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Once again, Debra Webb has woven a mesmerizing tale of romantic suspense that made me keep reading late into the night. Halle Lane is a reporter who has moved from Nashville to Winchester, Tennessee after a debacle in her career. There she is reminded of her loss of her childhood friend Andy Clark who disappeared on his way home from school one day when the friends were only seven years old. The way the author used two time periods, “now” and “then” was absolutely masterful, drawing me into the ...more
Feb 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
E-Galley from Harlequin Intrigue and NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.
Halle Lane has been haunted by the disappearance of her best friend when they were seven years old. Now, twenty-five years later, Halle is an investigative reporter. She writes an article about the unsolved case and that is the beginning of a new round of crimes connected to the story. Liam Hart, a California winemaker, receives a mysterious letter that contains a copy of Halle’s article. He’s intrigued enough to fly
Tammy Morse
Jan 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
⁹Thank You Debra for sharing this book with me because love the intriguing story that you have given to me. I love when you let us return to Winchester, Tennessee 25 yrs ago a little boy went missing . Hallie Lane a reporter wanted to find what happend to here friend Andy Clark and report the story the true at what happen. Hallie was in a meeting with all the other reporters and just shouted out ,'the lost boy' and Audrey the owner of the newspaper said, ' you think you can get something go ahea ...more
Maureen ~Bitch Can Write A Book
Another outstanding visit to Winchester Tennessee...

These last two intrigues are so good...

Edge of your seat, mystery and suspense. I really enjoyed Halle & Liam’s story was so good...
Virgie Lane
Feb 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thank you Debra for another fantastic book. I would recommend this book I was unable to put it down.
Maggie 劉美儒
May 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: to-be-reviewed
Before we start out, I’m getting this out of the way because I will forget to do it if I don’t. I got a review copy from the publisher so I could do my read and review thing. In other words. Per FTC guidelines so I won’t get fined, I’m telling you, the reader, that I got a free book to read from the publisher so I could review it! This doesn’t influence me in any manner because I am an opinionated woman who doesn’t know how to not speak her mind. But I don’t feel like paying the government money ...more
Mar 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Romantic suspense virtuoso Debra Webb is back with a nail-biting page-turner which once again kept me reading all through the night: Before He Vanished, the latest stand-alone instalment in her fabulous, Winchester, Tennessee series.

Halle Lane never imagined that her life would turn out like this. Back home after she was let go from her job and the breakdown of her marriage, Halle is eking out a living working as a journalist in a small town where she is relegated to covering stories her colleag
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Great mystery, irritating characters

Thank you to Lisa Wray for inviting me to participate in Harlequin blog tours, and thank you to Debra Webb, Harlequin, and Netgalley for allowing me to read a free ARC in exchange for an honest review.


I see Debra Webb’s name often, but I think this is the first time I’ve read one of her books. As with Allison Brennan, I just never got around to it; but then I was invited to participate in the blog tour and decided it was the perfect opportunity to give
Rose Blue
Mar 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As reviewed at Roses Are Blue:

Reporter Halle Lane has never forgotten her childhood best friend, Andy, who mysteriously disappeared twenty five years ago. In the intervening years, Andy’s parents have never given any interviews about their lost son. Andy’s father has since died, and Halle decides to approach his mother, who, surprisingly agrees to be interviewed. She makes a cryptic statement about finally telling the whole story, but before the interview takes place, sh
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DEBRA WEBB is the USA Today bestselling author of more than 150 novels, including reader favorites the Shades of Death, the Faces of Evil and the Colby Agency series. She is the recipient of the prestigious Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for Romantic Suspense as well as numerous Reviewers Choice Awards. In 2012 Debra was honored as the first recipient of the esteemed L. A. Banks Warrior W ...more

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