Although I did really enjoy Target in the Sun, there were some issues about Filler's style that I found grated a little on me, in that book. In Vanished in the Sun, I'm pleased to say that she has addressed these issues and like any good indie author has become more eloquent and more adventurous in her plots.
Vanished in the Sun takes up the story of Mia and Carlos some time after their escape from Mexico to Spain to avoid Carlos' drug cartel family after Carlos had shopped them all to the FBI. In Vanished in the Sun we see a lot more focus on characters who were only bit players in Target. Lucia and Sofia become main characters in this story with excellent plot arcs for them.
What I found with Lynda Filler and Vanished in the Sun is that she is growing as a writer all the time and this is a fantastic sign for what will still be to come from her pen.
Vanished in the Sun is a fast-moving, realistic, thriller that is absolutely appropriate and timely in today's current environment. What is really happening inside the Mexican drug war? Filler's wonderful novel gives one possible scenario. If you like fast-paced thrillers, this is the book for you.
Thoroughly enjoyed this read and look forward to reading more in the future from this talented author who is clearly growing in confidence with every book.