Vanishing Hour

Thank you, Berkley Publishing, for the gifted copy of The Vanishing Hour {partner}

Genre: Romantic Suspense
Trope: Missing Person(s)
Format: ๐Ÿ“–
Pub Date: 10.25.2022
Star Rating: โ˜†โ˜†โ˜†โ˜†โ˜†


“Corporate lawyer Ava Burch has had enough of the big city and the daily grind. She grew up with her father, who raised search-and-rescue dogs, in rural Texas and has moved to the small town of Cuervo to spend time in the dry, rugged wilderness near Big Bend National Park. When she and her dog, Huck, discover an abandoned campsite on a volunteer search-and-rescue mission, she’s perplexed, but she carefully photographs it all the same.

All Grant Wycoff can see when he looks at Ava is a city slicker–with her designer jeans and shiny car–who has no business on a serious team made of seasoned outdoorsmen and retired cops. But when she tells him of her findings on the trail, he sees there’s more to her than meets the eye.

Ava’s discovery reminds Grant of the unsolved case of a young woman who went missing two years ago. As they look into the campsite further, another woman disappears under odd circumstances. With time running out, Ava and Grant must work against the brutal heat from both the Texas sun and their own electric chemistry to solve the case.”


Okay, that’s it; I’ve decided that I want to read every single book that Laura Griffin has written. So far, I’ve read two of her books this year, and they were both such easy five-stars! She introduced me to romantic suspense and is a pro at writing for that genre. Griffin’s writing is uncomplicated and always feels natural, with well-developed and believable characters.

I made the mistake of starting Vanishing Hour before bed one night, and I couldn’t put it down. The whole book was like that, I’d swear I had only been reading 10 minutes and it had actually been an hour.

The Vanishing Hour combines romance, suspense, and action flawlessly. I loved the characters and, of course, the dog (btw, do not worry, nothing happens to Hank). The chemistry between Ava and Grant could be felt through the pages, and I genuinely appreciate that Griffin didn’t make me wait until the end for something to happen between the two.

๐Ÿคฉ Combination of romance, suspense, and action
๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ A storyline that feels real
๐Ÿ•โ€๐Ÿฆบ Hank (the search & rescue dog)
๐Ÿ”ฅ Chemistry between Ava and Grant
๐Ÿ“– Easy to sit and get lost in the book

I highly recommend adding Vanishing Hour to your reading list. The other book from Griffin that I loved was Midnight Dunes (another 5-star).

Format: 352 pages, paperback
Published: October 2022
ISBN 0593546695 (ISBN13: 9780593546697)

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