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The Vanishing Point
The Vanishing Point | Val McDermid
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[McDermids] work is taut, psychologically complex and so gripping that it puts your life on hold.The Times (UK) Masterfully handled, and McDermids ability to wrong-foot the reader remains second to none: highly recommended.The Guardian (UK) From one of the finest crime writers we have, The Vanishing Point kicks off with a nightmare scenariothe abduction of a child in an international airport. Stephanie Harker is in the screening booth at airport security, separated from Jimmy Higgins, the five-year-old boy shes in the process of adopting, when a man in a TSA uniform leads the boy away. The more Stephanie sounds the alarm, the more the security agents suspect her, and the further away the kidnapper gets. It soon becomes clear nothing in this situation is clear cut. For starters, Jimmys birth mother was a celebrityliving in a world where conspiracy and obfuscation are excused for the sake of column inches. And then there are the bad boys in both womens pasts. As FBI agent Vivian McKuras and Scotland Yard Detective Nick Nikolaides investigate on both sides of the pond, Stephanie learns just how deep a parents fear can reach. And the horrifying reality is that she has good reason to be afraidfor reasons she never saw coming. The Vanishing Point . . . is marked by [McDermids] trademark stunners, including a climax that packs a vicious punch. And readers are again left to marvel at her ingenuity.Jay Strafford, Richmond Times-Dispatch McDermid knows crime, but more importantly, she knows the dark side of men and women and the havoc they can wreak on each others lives. . . . The Vanishing Point is a stand-alone and does it ever. . . . Th[e] opening is shocking, edge-of-your-seat unnerving and violent on different levels. The reader is immediately drawn in by Harkers overwhelming panic and fear. Its taut, smart, vivid writing.Victoria Brownworth, Lambda Literary (online)
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The Vanishing Point | Val McDermid
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October's favourite was definitely unexpected...
This one has been on my shelf forever! The child being taken kind of deter me from picking it up.
But this was so much more than a missing child.
Val never ceases to amaze me!

#12BooksOf2022
@andtew65

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The Vanishing Point | Val McDermid
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October #WrapUp

📚 8 Books completed

🌟 The Vanishing Point was my favourite for this month
👎🏻 A few 2 starts but nothing absolutely horrible this month.

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The Vanishing Point | Val McDermid
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Quick update on my #OutstandingOctober #ReadAThon progress

2 of 5 books completed
30% with the other 2 and 1 still on the TBR pile

Due to meds I took on Tuesday, I couldn't really concentrate for 2 days, so little to no reading happened then.
But today I'm back at normal brain capacity, so I did a lot of catching up.

@Andrew65

Andrew65 Great progress 👏👏👏 4mo
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The Vanishing Point | Val McDermid
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Quick update on my #OutstandingOctober #ReadAThon

Finished 1 of 5 books,
76% with book 3 and 15% with book 4
Book 1 & 2 still to be read.

But I'm having fun 🤩

@Andrew65

Andrew65 Good,progress 👏👏👏 4mo
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The Vanishing Point | Val McDermid
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📙 Vanishing Point, The [Val McDermid]
👩‍💻 Vaughan, Brian K
📽️ Village, The (2004)
🎼 Veronicas, The
🎶 Vertigo [U2]

#ManicMonday #LetterV @JoScho