Friday, July 11, 2008

Tom Pawlik's Vanish ~ Reviewed

By Tom Pawlik
Published by: Tyndale House Publishers
353 pages
ISBN #9781414318936

Back Cover:

It all began with an eerie felling.

They awake the next day to find that everyone else has vanished. There’s Conner Hayden, a successful but unscrupulous trail lawyer; Helen Krause, a middle-aaged model struggling to come to grips with her fading beauty, and Mitch Kent, an enterprising young mechanic unable to escape a past that still haunts him.

Afraid and desperate for answers, they eventually cross paths and discover they are being watched. A mysterious little boy in tattered clothing appears to hole clues to the mystery, but the “observers” soon become aggressive and the three are forced to flee Chicago in search of answers…and more survivors.


Large dark clouds churned; lightning flashed, acrid smoke of a chemical fire drifted in the sky. Something was wrong. This didn’t look right. These thoughts were those of Connor, Mitch, and Helen right before they got dizzy and fell asleep. All of them woke up to find their lives forever changed. Where did everyone go? Why were they all alone? Each left their homes in a desperate search for others – there had to be others.

Connor, Mitch and Helen find one another in their search for the Vanished. All agree they hear whispers and they are being watched. All are afraid of what was out there creeping in the shadows of their city. Each were afraid to sleep. Were the “watchers” the ones responsible for the very vivid hallucinations they were having? They agreed, “together” they could fight anyone or anything even this unknown force that kept watching and following them. Connor, Mitch and Helen needed answers and they needed them now. What was their next move? Washington, D.C, that’s where they would go to get answers. People there would know what happened. Their mission becomes urgent when the “watchers” get aggressive. As the survivors journey to Washington there is a surge of new hope within them. Finally many of their questions would soon be answered. This book is thought provoking. Tom Pawlik writes a scary, fascinating, suspenseful story; one you won’t want to miss. I couldn’t read the pages in this book fast enough. I had to find out what happened to Connor, Mitch, and Helen next. You will too.

Reviewed by: Nora St.Laurent

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