onsdag 19 augusti 2015

Book review: Vanished

Title: Vanished
Author: Joseph Finder
Genre: Thriller
Year published: 2010
Pages: ca 480
A place to buy it: If you are in Sweden you can click here to buy the book of Adlibris and if that's not the case you can click here to buy if from Amazon.
Other: First book in a series featuring Nick Heller.
Previous book review: The Collectors 

A missing brother

The book takes a fast start when our main character Nick Heller is interrupted when he is in the middle of work. Nick's nephew Gabe calls to ask for help in order to find his missing father. As the good man Nick is he finish work and starts digging into the mysterious disappearance or maybe even kidnapping of his brother Roger Heller.

Nick starts to unravel something big and in the process of doing that he also get into fights and give the bad guys what they deserve. He is able to dig in this case because of his job at the prestigious company Stoddard Associates, some good friends and because other people owed him a favor. Nick also realize that his brother has quite a few skeletons in the closet.

Slow thriller with too much filler

This book wasn't really in my taste. It started out in a good tempo but when the tempo felt the same throughout the whole book I got kind of bored. Yes it was a thriller but I think it was way too slow. Fights where filled with too much of Nick's thoughts and that made the part that is supposed to be well, thrilling, less exciting because everything happened so slowly.

A lot of things and facts where bombarding me from the first chapter to the last. Many names and places, companies and places. It was too much for me to remember. I get that it's supposed to be a mess but not much got cleared up for me in the end. When the big reveal and the story was "cleared up" I didn't really get what had happened. All the fillers made me loose track of what was important to remember and what wasn't.

Final thoughts

If you are looking for a action-filled thriller this is not going to be the book for you. On the other hand, if you are looking for more of a faster drama I think you could appreciate the book. To me, this book wasn't making me turn the pages. I kept on reading because of the hope that it might get better towards the end, but it didn't. It's not a terrible book, but it's not the thriller that you stay up all night to read because you just can't stop turning the pages. It's probably a 3/5 I would say.