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Vanished: A Greywalker Novel - Kat Richardson

Harper is having nightmares about her ex-boyfriend, Will. She dreams repeatedly of him being tortured and dismembered but when she calls to check up on him in England, his younger brother Michael assures her he's fine.

When she's visited by the ghost of a different ex-boyfriend who tells her she's not what she thinks she goes back to home to California and does a little digging in her past where she learns things really aren't as they seem. She believed her father died in an accident when she was a young child but learns from her mother it wasn't an accident, it was suicide. And she had a cousin who drowned when they'd gone swimming together in a forbidden lake, something she'd completely forgotten about.

Her trip is cut short when the vampire Edward practically summons her back to Seattle and all but begs her to look after his interests in England. His friend and financial adviser has dropped off the radar and things in England are unsettled. Since she's continuing to have nightmares about Will she takes it as an opportunity to kill two birds with one stone.

There are a lot of interesting things in this book. It's finally revealed that there's more to Harper being a Greywalker than the fact that she died and came back. I was glad to see it because that had always struck me as a kind of lame explanation.

The other Greywalker she meets is an interesting character and I'd like to see more of him and learn more about what makes the Greywalkers different.

I would have liked to see more of Quinton, but it made sense he wasn't in this book as much.

I'm not sure what it was but I had a lot of trouble getting immersed in this story. I found myself skimming an awful lot but I'm having trouble figuring out why that is. It's possible that it's partly that I'm getting tired of the centuries long feuds and power struggles between vampires. I always thought of Will as one dimensional and not particularly likable so I didn't really care if he was in danger. For whatever reason, the whole book just felt very flat to me.