A Dark and Intense Tale!

The Blurb:

Tragedy . . . heartache . . . how much more can Tyler Montgomery and John Webster take? This missions trip, the “healing” one, has only added fresh layers of pain. Construction of an orphanage in Haiti’s northwest . . . yes. But a doomed rescue operation, human traffickers, human anomalies, extreme personal danger . . . risk of death? They hadn’t signed up for those.
Turning their backs on the crisis, however, is unthinkable, it’s just not who they are.

My Review:

Rating: ★★★★★

John and Tyler arrive in Haiti on a missionary trip. Their goal is to help with the construction of a much-needed orphanage on the island. But the men soon learn of the terrible dark underbelly of life in the Caribbean nation. The scourge of human trafficking soon invades their insulated world when a young girl they’ve come to know is taken. The two men decide the only thing to do is find the child and reunite her with her mother. Obstacles and hazards attempt to thwart the pair with life and death situations. The action is rapid and harrowing throughout.

Human trafficking is a dark subject—no matter the area of our world in which you live. Author Mark Bierman tackles this story with an eye on reality. He digs deep into the human psyche and sheds a light on monsters that are always close by. Vanished is one of those reads that will open your eyes and give you reason to re-think your comfortable lives. This one is worth a read.

About the Author:

Born and raised on a farm near Brockville, Ontario, Mark Bierman’s childhood consisted of chores, riding horses, snowmobile races across open fields, fishing trips to a local lake, and many other outdoor adventures. He was also an avid reader of both fiction and non.

Transitioning towards adulthood also meant moving from the farm and into large urban areas that introduced this “country boy” to life in the big cities.

After a short stint as a private investigator, he moved into the role of Correctional Officer, working at both Millhaven Institution and Kingston Penitentiary, until it closed.

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28 thoughts on “A Dark and Intense Tale!

  1. Gwen M. Plano

    I agree with your review, Beem, and like you I gave it 5-stars. Sadly, it is very relevant to all that is going on at our southern borders. Thank you for sharing, and congratulations, Mark.

    Liked by 4 people

  2. Mae Clair

    An excellent review, Beem. I read this book some time ago and gave it five stars. Mark tackled a tough topic. It wasn’t an easy read, and I’m sure it was difficult to write, but he rose to the challenge and delivered a dramatic story.

    Liked by 4 people

    1. markbierman

      Thank you, Mae. It was hard to write and was the product of dealing with the perpetrators of these types of crimes for many years in law enforcement. I appreciate you, and everyone who took a chance and read this book anyways.

      Liked by 3 people

  3. Jan Sikes

    A most excellent review for Mark’s book. When I read it, I had to keep reminding myself it was fiction because it is so realistic and relevant today. Great review!! Congrats to Mark!

    Liked by 1 person


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