Vanished is the author's first book. I think she shows much promise in the mystery department. The interesting thing about this book is that Chari wrote it for her granddaughter’s birthday. I liked it a lot. I would recommend it to fans of Shakespeare’s Secret. The balance of emotions and action was perfect. It didn’t feel all soppy romance or tragedy and not too much like Into the trap with no feelings whatever. I strongly recommend this mystery. Take it from me, and read this book if you like to solve mysteries or to read them.