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The Vanishing Point (Paperback)
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Paperback 544 Pages / Published: 31/01/2013
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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.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780751546101
Number of pages: 544
Weight: 376 g
Dimensions: 197 x 128 x 35 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
McDermid's ability to wrong-foot the reader remains second to none: highly recommended * Guardian *
A psychological thriller, but it's also a splendidly mordant comment on our fame culture and its consequences * The Times *
McDermid handles the various strands of the story with consummate mastery, and the reader is swept along to the story's genuinely shocking denouement * Irish Independent *
This is a gripping psychological thriller from the beginning to the unexpected ending. A first class novel and McDermid's best to date * Woman's Way Ireland *
Intelligent and hypnotically readable . . . entertaining and thought-provoking book * Spectator *
A gripping tale * Choice *
An efficiently crafted psychological thriller with an ending that knocks you sideways * Independent on Sunday *
A McDermid standalone is always an event to cherish because you don't know who you'll meet or where you'll be taken * Daily Mirror *
The strands come together and lead to an eye-blinkingly effective climax. (An) intelligent and hypnotically readable thriller...entertaining and thought provoking * Spectator *

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“Oh Dear!”

I bought this expecting a thriller, not a re-hash of Jade Goody's life and demise. From an author of her caliber, this was quite frankly embarrassing, if there was no book in her to write, she should have written... More

Paperback edition
17th September 2013
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“A bit of fun!”

Right- so you read the synopsis of the book and think this sounds intriguing and what an excellent premise for a crime novel. Now excuse me if I’ve missed the point but what follows an initially promising first couple... More

Hardback edition
13th September 2012
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“Gripping crime read”

I only discovered the brilliant Val McDermid recently and unfortunately I made the mistake of reading her last Tony Hill book which now means I know too much to start reading the series from the beginning so I was... More

Hardback edition
12th November 2012
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