Title: The Vanishing Year
Premise: Zoe Whittaker is living the good life as wife of Wall Street tycoon Henry Whittaker. But life isn’t quite what it seems for Zoe, before she moved to the city and reinvented herself, she was selling drugs to rich housewives. But now, it seems that someone who knows about her previous identity is looking for her, and whoever it is won’t stop until he or she finds her. Zoe’s knowledge of her own past is minimal—her adoptive mother is dead, and she doesn’t know anything about her biological relatives. Along with a new journalist friend, Zoe searches for the truth about her family in hopes of outrunning whomever’s searching for her. However, the more Zoe finds out about her biological family, the more she—and her family members—seems to be targeted by her mysterious killer.
My Thoughts: I’m a huge fan of thrillers featuring women, and The Vanishing Year didn’t disappoint! The main characters were well thought out, and the plot believable. I loved how the story slowly unfolded and revealed more and more about Zoe and her past and about Henry’s controlling ways and the conclusion was satisfying. I will admit, I did see the ending coming BUT I have read lots of thrillers so generally the endings can be predictable, that doesn’t mean the ending wasn’t enjoyable though or that the book sucked, I really enjoyed it all.
My Rating: 4/5
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