VANISHED is the fourth volume of the Dr. Cory Cohen psychological thriller series. Written by a highly-experienced, long-time psychologist living on the San Diego coast, the routines of a professional woman's life and the lay of the land are vivid and true. The heroine is spunky, sensitive and savvy--the ego-ideal of the author who admits she wouldn't have the guts to respond to the dangerous situations she contrives for Cory in the same manner.
A young artist awakes one morning alone in an empty house, with no memory of her identity or location. Puzzled and terrified, she finds Dr. Cory's business card in a purse. While the psychologist tries to help the artist revive her memory, Cory's neighbor Rita goes missing. Uncovering Rita's real identity, Cory's detection abilities spring into action to confront a menace that haunts the neighborhood.
This novel, set on the San Diego coast, offers a genuine portrayal of a psychologist's professional life, combined with the thrill and intrigue of a mystery.
"Her years as a psychologist have earned Ceren a look at the darkness of the psyche and human behavior. Psychologist/sleuth Cory Cohen is both compassionate and tough. A strong, heartfelt work from a writer we will be hearing a lot more about." T. Jefferson Parker, three-time Edgar-winning author
USA TODAY Bestselling Author Karen Rose Smith is an only child who delved into books at an early age. She learned about kindred spirits from Anne of Green Gables, solved mysteries with Nancy Drew and wished she could have been the rider on The Black Stallion. Yet even though she escaped often into story worlds, she had many aunts, uncles and cousins around her on weekends. Her sense of family and relationships began there. Maybe that's why families are a strong theme in her novels, whether mysteries or romances. Her 87th novel will be released in 2015.
Readers often ask her about her pastimes. She has herb, flowers and vegetable gardens that help her relax. In the winter, she cooks rather than gardens. And year round she spends most of her time with her husband, as well as her four rescued cats who are her constant companions. They chase rainbows from sun catchers, reminding her life isn't all about work, awards and bestseller lists. Everyone needs that rainbow to chase.
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