Monday, January 9, 2017

Review: The Vanishing Year by Kate Moretti

Zoe Whittaker is living a charmed life. She is the beautiful young wife to 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.

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.

audiobook, 9 hours 50 minutes 
published September 27th 2016 by Atria Books
****
The Vanishing Year is my first book of 2017 and sometimes a mystery/thriller is just what this reader needs.  This is also my first book by Kate Moretti, I've seen her name floating around the internet the past few months and when The Vanishing Year became available in audio format at the library I jumped at the chance.

It didn't take long to get drawn into this story, Zoe has a past, she wasn't always rich and living the high society life.  Running from her past and trying to keep her secrets seem to finally have caught up with Zoe.  There are many layers to this story and the author peels them back creating twists and turns I didn't see coming.  As the story deepened the suspense built up putting me on a marathon read (listen).  

The Vanishing Year is a well written suspenseful, edge of you seat book, definitely an author I will read more of and recommend.


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