Vanished: The Search for Sally Hunt by Jan Joseph

About Vanished

978-1-62857-877-5-JJosephCoverVanished: The Search for Sally Hunt begins in 1974, when a being visits Sally in her college dorm, informing her that she has the power to heal others. Not sure how to use this ability, or if it’s even real, Sally meets a small-time psychic named Carmella Nuncio. Carmella became known when she located a young boy in Ohio who was kidnapped and killed by a pedophile. Carmella becomes an anchor for Sally as Sally begins her adult life as a teacher and writer.

The story begins a few days after Christmas 2000, when Sally’s mother finds her missing and calls the police. As police detectives Jane Peters and Ollie Hudson investigate Sally’s disappearance, they find that the woman is a mystery. Slowly they strip the layers from Sally’s life to reveal things few know about her.

The police meet with Sally’s friend Jeanie Farmer, who has taken advantage of her friendship with Sally. Jeanie knows her friend’s secrets and has been extorting money from her. The police are frustrated in their search and begin to try other methods, including a psychic who volunteers for the police department.

Will the mysterious search for Sally be successful?

About Lost Boy

9781681813004-Wachtler_CV.inddOn a sleepy Chicago street, author Jackie Steinway opens her door to find a scruffy-looking man wielding a gun and wanting her son, Max.

This is the beginning of the fast-paced search for Max, after the boy is kidnapped and forced to assume a new identity in a new location with a new family.

Jackie and her husband, actor Jeff Stanley, work with police to clear themselves and work to bring the focus to the kidnapper. Readers are introduced to CPD detectives Jane Peters and Jimmy Reardon, FBI investigator Tom Avalon, psychic Susan Nelson, and private investigator George Nicholas. Will they be able to find Max? And how long will the search take?

Chicago author Jan Joseph brings her characters back from her first book, Vanished: The Search for Sally
Hunt, to bring this detective story to life.