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Vanished (Greywalker, Book 4) Hardcover – Bargain Price, August 4, 2009

4.6 out of 5 stars 48 customer reviews
Book 4 of 9 in the Greywalker Series

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In Richardson's fierce fourth Greywalker novel (after 2008's Underground), Harper Blaine, Seattle's paranormal PI, receives a chilling phone call from Cary Malloy, her boyfriend who died eight years ago. He warns Harper there're things... waiting for you and tells her to look into her past. For Harper, that means flying to California to visit her overbearing mother and go through the papers of her father, who killed himself after his receptionist's suspicious death. Harper finds a suicide note addressed to her and disturbing journal entries about supernatural happenings. Once back in Seattle, Harper agrees to help local vampire Edward Kammerling fight off some London vampires, leading to a spirited smack-down with old foes. Richardson continues to develop strong, intriguing plots, and fans will enjoy learning about Harper's childhood and seeing some of her literal ghosts put to rest. (Aug.)
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About the Author

Kat Richardson currently lives on a sailboat in Seattle with her husband and a ferret named Taz. She rides a motorcycle, shoots target pistol, and has been known to Swing dance, sing, and spend insufficient time at the gym.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Roc Hardcover (August 4, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451462777
  • ASIN: B002YNS40E
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.2 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,070,513 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Amazon Customer VINE VOICE on August 6, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Vanished is the 4th book in Kat Richardson's Greywalker series, and continues the adventures of Harper Blaine, a PI from Seattle who, in the first book, had a near death experience which leaves her with the unwelcomed ability to walk on both sides of life and death, in a sort of in-between odd place called "the grey." If you are familiar with "The Zone" in Tarkovsky's film, you get a vague idea of what the grey might be like, except that it is also filled with ghosts, monsters, and all kinds of dreadful things.

In this fourth book, Harper must go to London to solve the mystery of some disappearing assets, along with checking on an old friend who has been troubling Harper's dreams of late. Also, Harper explores her past, especially issues involving her late father, that may explain something about why Harper, of all people, became a Greywalker.

That is enough information! You don't want a spoiler! Suffice it to say that the book is full of wonderful adventure, the usual interesting characters that we really care about, and a storyline that doesn't falter at any point. Obviously, it would be good to start at the first book and read forward if you haven't already sampled Kat Richardson's writing. But it will be worth the time.

This is good adventure and great fun! I can hardly wait for the next one!
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Have read the whole series. I particularly love the ones with ghosts and other world connections. The fact she writes about Seattle and areas I know is a total bonus. She creates a mythology that tells true and believable. Not really into the vampire story line and actually the grey walking... So, this book is about vampires and grey walking and is not set in Seattle and fickle reader that I am... I still enjoyed it. I sincerely hope she traveled to England and did the tourist thing and then wrote it all off on her taxes. Gave it the 5 that her work deserves.
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By A Customer on August 8, 2009
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In Seattle, the perpetrator failed to give private investigator Harper Blaine the two minute warning when he slammed her temple; for 120 seconds she was dead. However, unlike most people who suffer a near death experience only to come back to their mortal lives, Harper returned differently as a Greywalker who travels both sides of the boundary between the living and other realms (see GREYWALKER). Her investigations have taken one hellish twist from cheating spouses to cheating paranormals (see POLTERGEIST) who she can see, but these monsters see her too. Two years since her death, Harper has a dying need to know why she didn't just come back like most.

A call from the dead leads Harper to investigate her heritage with a focus on the pivotal event before her short-lived death; the demise of her father when she was young. In Los Angeles her mom says he killed himself. Harper reads his tormented writings in which he claimed the monster was coming and he feared for his sweet Harper. She tries to meet her dad's ghost, but frighteningly he is nowhere as if his spirit VANISHED. However, her mind is taken off of her confusion when vampires order her to London to look into a bloody mess. Harper uncovers a connection between England and Seattle that makes her wonder whether her "genes" made it inevitable for her to walk the grey line.

The latest Greywalker investigation is a terrific tale that takes a deep personal spin for the heroine as she inquires into her heritage in an attempt to better understand what happened. The story line is fast-paced and filled with plenty of action as for instance a plane ride to Los Angeles leads to a teenage female ghost popping in wet over Oregon with no one else on board able to sense her. Kat Richardson is at her best with this super urban investigative fantasy as the worlds of the grey and paranormal come figuratively alive through the intrepid but mentally tired heroine.

Harriet Klausner
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I really enjoy this book series. Love the characters especially the main character who is a PI. The book series is creative, imaginative, clever & a page turner. I would recommend this to anyone who loves sci-fi, or mystery.
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Kat Richardson is a good writer; she can be wordy sometimes, but her storyline more than makes up for that issue. I am not one to bash a book because it is not perfect. There are no perfect books. I rate books mostly on whether they entertain me or not. If you want a book for accuracy or facts you should look in a different section and not in fantasy.
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The protagonist Harper (is a greywalker; she can work the dimension between the ordinary and the far shores, the Grey, full of ghosts and nasties) takes a job in London for the head vamp of Seattle. Some of her background has been surfacing and in this story we see more emerge.

Excellent characters and nicely written. It helps to have a map of London (Goggle works great) handy but it isn't necessary. The author as usual has done a great job of background research so the story flows smoothly. The plot is very good as is the major sub plot. But warning this book ends in a not quite cliff hanger. It can be read by its self but I would recommend the earlier books in the series mainly because they are excellent reads and will help make sense of the characters.

Overall a highly recommended read.
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I enjoyed the first and seconds books alot. The third book, Underground, just wasn't as good. This book had great elements, and a great premise, but the endless details dragged it down. First, the never-ending lists of street names in London; names that had nothing to do with the story. Do I care that This street runs into That street one block from a park that nothing happens in? No. Also, as a previous reviewer mentioned, the author uses akward words like "chivvying". Many times. Not everyone chivvies everyone else everywhere they go. She used 'chivvy' in its varied tenses about 7 times in one book. Also, she made up a word for this book. "Temporaclines", to define the layers of time she can see/access in the Grey. The author gives no explaination for the generation fo the word, and other characters in the book use it like it's been around all along though we haven't seen it before. If there had been some quick in-character explaination of the word, like "I've been calling these layers of time 'temporaclines', Quinton, I gotta call it something..." Nothing, we just have to accept this silly word. Perhaps I'm a bit compulsive, but anything that pulls me OUT of the story, like repetitive words or inexplicable new terms keeps me from focusing on the story and reduces my enjoyment. Sorry, three stars...best I can do.
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