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Publisher Description

A child's abduction is not what it appears to be in this 'highly recommended' thriller from the internationally bestselling author of Broken Ground (The Guardian)

Stephanie Harker is travelling through security at O'Hare airport with five-year-old Jimmy. But in a moment, everything changes. In disbelief, Stephanie watches as a uniformed agent leads her boy away - and she's stuck the other side of the gates, hysterical with worry.

The authorities, unaware of Jimmy's existence, just see a woman behaving erratically; Stephanie is wrestled to the ground and blasted with a taser gun. By the time she can tell them what has happened, Jimmy is long gone.

But as Stephanie tells her story to the FBI, it becomes clear that everything is not as it seems. There are many potential suspects for this abduction. With time rapidly running out, how can Stephanie get him back?

A breathtakingly rich and gripping psychological thriller, The Vanishing Point is Val McDermid's most accomplished standalone novel to date, a work of haunting brilliance that demonstrates why she is hailed as 'the queen of crime' (The Independent).

'Masterfully handled, and McDermid's ability to wrong-foot the reader remains second to none: highly recommended' -The Guardian

'[McDermid's] work is taut, psychologically complex and so gripping that it puts your life on hold' -The Times

GENRE
Crime & Thrillers
RELEASED
2012
September 13
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
544
Pages
PUBLISHER
Little, Brown Book Group
SIZE
1.3
MB

Customer Reviews

Beezy beebee ,

The Vanishing Point

Easy to read, light mystery. Interestingly put together with some twists and turns and keeps you wondering. It's my first book by Val McDermid and I would consider reading another of hers.

Macphail4 ,

The vanishing point

Quite possibly the most ridiculous book I have ever read. Awful plot which gets more far fetched as it goes. The ending is so daft and contradictory it made me want to weep.

finaldiner ,

Not worthy

This is poor. If you're a fan of Val's other, excellent work, I suggest you avoid this. I wish I had.

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