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The Vanishing Year Audiobook

The Vanishing Year: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

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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  • Jessica
    Columbia, SC
    12/11/16
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    "Predictable, boring & a bit blasé"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    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.


    Would you recommend The Vanishing Year to your friends? Why or why not?

    Unfortunately, I would not. There isn't anything uber special about it, in my opinion.


    What aspect of Mandeleine Maby’s performance would you have changed?

    She just didn't have the quality that some narrators possess that brings you into the story and never lets you go.


    Do you think The Vanishing Year needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Absolutely not. Even if they came out with one, I would not read it.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • MRR
    Atlanta, GA
    29/09/16
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    "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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Marjorie Van Zile
    21/11/16
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    "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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • KL100
    Lakeland, FL United States
    15/10/16
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    "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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Petra Zdenkova
    30/03/17
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    "Review"

    I liked the story. It was suspenseful and hard to put down at times. The negative was the narrator. She spoke extremely slowly for most of the male characters- it was pretty weird.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • amazonrocks
    san francisco
    21/03/17
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    "Vanishing year"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Joanne Tailele
    MARCO ISLAND, FLORIDA, US
    23/01/17
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    "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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • JCoklahoma
    15/12/16
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    "Unbearable"

    The male voices the reader tried to use were ridiculous and made me want to turn it off.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • marisa
    03/12/16
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    "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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Erin100
    24/11/16
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    "Boring"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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