Zoe Whittaker is living a charmed life. She is the beautiful young wife of handsome, charming Wall Street tycoon Henry Whittaker. She is a member of Manhattan's social elite. She is on the board of one of the city's most prestigious philanthropic organizations. She has a perfect Tribeca penthouse in the city and a gorgeous lake house in the country. The finest wine, the most up-to-date fashion, and the most luxurious vacations are all at her fingertips.
What no one knows is that five years ago, Zoe's life was in danger. Back then Zoe wasn't Zoe at all. Now her secrets are coming back to haunt her.
As the past and present collide, Zoe must decide who she can trust before she - whoever she is - vanishes completely.
With "dark, twisty, edge-of-your-seat suspense" (Karen Robards), The Vanishing Year combines the classic sophistication of Ruth Rendell and A. S. A. Harrison with the thoroughly modern flair of Jessica Knoll. Told from the point of view of a heroine who is as relatable as she is enigmatic, The Vanishing Year is an unforgettable new novel by a rising star of the genre.
©2016 Kate Moretti (P)2016 Simon & Schuster
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"Predictable, boring & a bit blasé"
Probably the entire storyline to be less predictable and more unique. I feel there are so many books out there right now with this same or similar plot and honestly, I'm just a bit bored with it.
Unfortunately, I would not. There isn't anything uber special about it, in my opinion.
She just didn't have the quality that some narrators possess that brings you into the story and never lets you go.
Absolutely not. Even if they came out with one, I would not read it.
"Predictable from the very beginning"
I am so mad I just wasted how many hours listening to this. I pretty much guessed the "key" parts to the story fairly quickly. I fell asleep listening and when I woke up had no desire to rewind. I was truly hoping there was a twist coming. I just knew there had to be...because there is no way it could end predictable.
I was wrong.
"Worst narrator ever"
The story is ok. Who's terrorizing the heroine is immediately obvious, so not much of a mystery. But this narrator must have been told sometime that she should drop her voice and slow her words way down for men's dialogue. The result is that the male characters sound like they're mentally challenged.
Can't recommend this title.
"Good story; narration not so much"
This was an intriguing story with a certain degree of surprise; well written and with good character development. However, the narration leaves much to be desired. The protagonist is okay, but when the reader tries to change up for other characters, especially men, it's bad. Takes away from the story, unfortunately.
Story was ok. Predictable. Simple. Simple entertainment if you want a light predictable mystery or semi melo dramatic listen. It made me want to hear what was going to happen next even if I didn't think there would be much depth to it I still liked it well enough.
"Surprising and suspenseful"
I rarely am surprised by books but this one totally got me. Don't want to give any spoilers, but WOW. If you start this, read or listen to the end. You won't be sirry
The male voices the reader tried to use were ridiculous and made me want to turn it off.
"Loved reading this and loved listening"
this novel was one of the best of 2016 to read and my experience was only made better through audible. the narration brought Zoe to life
I found this book boring. I wanted to fast forward many times but kept hoping it would get better if I was patient.
While it wasn't "bad" it just seemed nothing really happened. It finally picked up toward the end but I found I didn't really care. The actual storyline could have been good but it was just missing something.
I felt there were too many descriptive sentences with very little substance.
A great read -- left me simultaneously racing to the end of the story while wishing it wouldn't come to an end. A gripping and compelling read.
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