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The Vanishing Year
The Vanishing Year: A Novel | Kate Moretti
The Vanishing Year is a stunner. A perfectly compulsive read that's impossible to put down. Mary Kubica A chilling, powerful tale of nerve-shattering suspense. Heather Gudenkauf 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 Manhattans social elite. She is on the board of one of the citys 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, Zoes life was in danger. Back then, Zoe wasnt 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 shewhoever she isvanishes completely. A 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.
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Elma
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Day 13: #mysterious books from my #tbr pile

Playing catch-up.

#31bookpics @howjessreads

Minervasbutler I Let You Go was great 13mo
Elma @Minervasbutler That's good to hear. It's been on my list since it came out. 13mo
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suzie.reads
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Absolutely loved this book read it in 48 hours. I know reading reviews that its not everyone's cup of tea and people think it's predictable, which maybe it is a little I did guess the ending but it's a great piece of suspense writing

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Tanzy13
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A “dark, twisty, edge-of-your-seat suspense” 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.

readherwriteher I‘ve wanted to read this one for awhile. Adding to my To-Buy list. You all are bad influences! 😂😂😂 2y
Tanzy13 ☝️😂📚❤️ 2y
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MrBook
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I got Katr as she was about to head out the door at the end of the event, lol. She's so warm and down-to-earth. A true inspiration, and I'm glad we finally got to meet and hang out for a bit 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻!!! Then again, I like hanging out with all authors 😆. #LitsyLovesLibraries

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Ssmith
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A blazing fire, a big bowl of butternut squash and bean soup, and a book- simply perfect (and the alliteration wasn‘t too bad either!)

KVanRead 👏 2y
Zelma Looks just perfect! 👍 2y
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BetweenTheCoversBlog
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This is the first book I've been able to finish since mid-July. Nothing has been able to hold my attention lately, but THE VANISHING YEAR sucked me in and kept me hooked until the very end. It was the perfect page-turner! "Zoe" was a bit high-strung at times & that put me on edge, but she was definitely a very believable character. You'll immediately want Henry to meet a horrible end. He's incredibly insufferable & in need of a throat-punch. 4?

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Shmemilina
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So I know this doesn't exactly sound like a ringing endorsement of either book but... I read both of these this year, and while I kind of get them confused when I think back on them, I really enjoyed them both.

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MrBook
Vanishing Year | Kate Moretti
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An advantage to being a direct shot from NYC and not too far away is that we get some great folks coming out and spending time in the area. 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Recognize any names? #LitsyLovesLibraries

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MrBook
Vanishing Year | Kate Moretti
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An advantage to being a direct shot from NYC and not too far away is that we get some great folks coming out and spending time in the area. 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Recognize any names?

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jillannjohn
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There was a lot going on in this mystery. Lots of secrets. I figured it out before the big reveal but it was still a lot of fun to read.

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jillannjohn
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A little Sunday reading.

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Cinfhen
Vanishing Year | Kate Moretti
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Day 3 #AugustGrrrl From my TBR and a Dollar Tree find..Zoe is living the #PerfectIllusion a young wife to a Wall Street tycoon, luxury penthouse, all the trappings of money & wealth but Zoe isn't really Zoe and 5 years ago she was living a totally different life. It's billed as domestic thriller - anyone read it??? Thanks to @Robothugs who compiled a Spotify playlist for this month 🎧
http://spoti.fi/2tWNd5e

TrishB Not read - sounds interesting! 2y
Cinfhen @TrishB For $1 , I'll try it 🤑 2y
TrishB Yep - I'm all for those bargains 😀 2y
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IamIamIam
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An interesting little mystery!!! I'd suggest the print copy because the narrator on the audio version was almost comical. It's a complex mystery about a girl who comes from a troubled past literally into the lap of luxury. Her rich husband isn't the man he seems to be but everyone's secrets seem to guard themselves until the facade starts crumbling. A quick listen and a well crafted story! #BlameMrBook @MrBook

MrBook Yay! You liked it, you really liked it! 😆👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
IamIamIam I was pleasantly surprised, @MrBook! Twists and turns I didn't see coming which quite out of the ordinary! 😄 2y
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IamIamIam
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Got a good chunk in on this on my train ride in tonight. The narrator is killing me, though! The weird stilting voice she uses is really off putting. This would have been easier as a print book. #grownupnight #NYC

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IamIamIam
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Trying this out on audio... The narrator is doing the husband's voice and it's a little bit like a bad William Shatner impression... hopefully he won't play a big role in the book!! I'm going to #BlameMrBook for making a subconscious suggestion!! @MrBook

MrBook 😆👏🏻🙌🏻 Hope you enjoy it! 2y
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MrBook
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#TBRtemptation post 5! Compared to a combination of Ruth Rendell and Jessica Knoll. Zoe has a charmed life: handsome successsful Wall Street husband, board member for the city's most prestigious philanthropy, perfect TriBeCa penthouse and a gorgeous lake house. But 5 years ago she was in danger. And now that secret comes back to haunt her. Told from the enigmatic heroine's pov. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎

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Cinfhen
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I'm not sure which Littens I need to thank for introducing me to Dollar Tree, but I owe you guys....Yowza!!! That store was amazing and the book selections were🔥💥🔥💥Found these 4, although there were dozens of titles to choose from. Some of my new books work for #JubilantJuly #SideProfile & #SizzlinSummerReads #ItsAllAMystery ❤️ now I'm REALLY looking forward to next session visiting day😊#FourBooksFourDollars

Jess7 I've read The Vanishing Year. It's a popular pick. It's entertaining and fast-paced, but fairly unrealistic toward the end. I think I rated it a 3 or 3.5 ⭐️. Hope you like it. 2y
Cinfhen I know it has mixed reviews but I was willing to take a chance for a dollar @Jess7 How bad could it be?!?! 2y
Jess7 It's worth reading. I'm shocked it was only a dollar. I had to wait for a 6 month library hold to read it last year 2y
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MedaReadsAlot Do you find it has kids books too? 2y
minkyb So far I have been strong and not checked out the Dollar Tree. (edited) 2y
Cinfhen @MedaReadsAlot I did notice children's books...but I honestly wasn't paying close attention to see what kind of selection they had. 2y
Cinfhen @minkyb I got 4 books for $4 - less than a latte! You gotta go at some point and rescue those books! They need a loving home 🏡 2y
UwannaPublishme Love Dollar Tree! I found an old memoir by Lee Grant for only a buck. You never know what you'll find there. Plus they carry my Necco candy. 😁 2y
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BooksyBookerton
Vanishing Year | Kate Moretti
Pickpick

I listened to the vanishing year as an audio book. It was suspenseful and I loved it!

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Ehbooklover
Vanishing Year | Kate Moretti
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Mehso-so

I really liked this title while I was reading it but after finishing it, I have to admit that I found the protagonist to be frustratingly stupid at times. Also, I figured almost everything out about halfway through the book. Despite these things, it was still pretty entertaining and was a pleasant diversion on a rainy day.

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MMFinck
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This is an interview with Kate Moretti for booksbywomen.org. She is remarkably open and honest about publishing. I learned a lot. I hope you enjoy! :) http://booksbywomen.org/qa-with-kate-moretti-by-mm-finck/

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DeborahSmall
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This is a difficult one. The book grabbed me straight away, it's definitely a page turner. What was disappointing was how stupid I found Zoe the damsel in distress. I read thrillers more than any other genre so I'm quite hard to please. There is a bit of twist but frustrating that I was working it all out way before the main character. I've made this a pick because I'm quite demanding when reading thrillers. This was my V for #LitsyAtoZ

DeborahSmall Oh and I love how William Boyd coined a cool new word 😎📚💞 3y
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DeborahSmall
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This is how I'm spending my day. Well most of it. In my library lots of coffee and a full box of caramel stroopwafels @LeahBergen I finally found them in my local supermarket 😘i bought 4 boxes, this is the last... 📚❤️starting the day with HP and the Chamber of secrets ⚡️

LauraBeth That's a perfect day! Enjoy 😀 3y
LeahBergen Yay!!! That's a perfect day. 👍🏼 3y
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DeborahSmall
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#riotgrams #currentread loving this book ❤️ also reading HP and the Chamber of Secrets ❤️📚

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DeborahSmall
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It's 5am so I'm going to start this fresh tomorrow. I'd imagine not too early! This one is letter 'V' in my #LitsyAtoZ challenge ❤️📚

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nomadreader
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Currently: relaxing, Thailand style

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dixi_e
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This book slowly built towards the tension and threats, throwing the connections and revelations down in one foul swoop. I wasn't overly drawn into the story at any point and really should have given up on it sooner. ⭐️⭐️/5 #liveandlearn

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dixi_e
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Still working on this... #kindabored #duebacktolibrary

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dixi_e
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#currentlyreading this for my 2nd new read of 2017. #libraryhaul #readinggoals2017

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LaurenBusser
Vanishing Year | Kate Moretti
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This year my mom and I adopted the Icelandic tradition of Jolabokaflod or "The Christmas Book Flood." We each made a list of books we were interested in and bought off those lists!

Mine was this lovely paperback here! And now I will settle in with my Christmas book and enjoy Jolabokaflod!

Happy Holidays Litsy!

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Pickpick

This was a really great read. The story kept me reading and I finished it quickly. I enjoyed the main character, Zoe, and wanted things to work out for her. I enjoyed the brief look back at Zoe's past through out the story. I'd never read Kate Moretti before, but may have to try some of her older books!

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Read-eat-travel-repeat
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Cold cider, a candle, a sheet mask, and starting a new book - relaxation at its finest!

LeahBergen I love sheet masks! 3y
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acanadianbibliophile
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Read this one and while I enjoyed parts of it, I left it feeling a little bit let down. :/

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StrictlySusannah
Vanishing Year | Kate Moretti
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My most recent year. Loving it.

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MyNamesParadise
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Yep, fair point. I believe it can. :/

DeborahSmall Love it 😂👍🏼📚❤️ 3y
MyNamesParadise @DeborahSmall this book seems to have a lot of single sentence statements that sums up feelings so relatable. 3y
DeborahSmall Definitely needs to be added to my TBR! Thank you 😘 3y
MyNamesParadise @DeborahSmall you're welcome! It's definitely interesting thus far! 3y
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MyNamesParadise
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So sad but true, same with prison, when the routine is broken, it's like what do you do? How do you take care of yourself? Dang, just working part time, it's hard for me to do everything when and how I'm supposed to!

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Good she realized it in enough time to get out!

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MyNamesParadise
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So true!! Story of my life ☹️☹️

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Functioning addicts...ahhh scary!

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Ahhhh yes because drug dealing is always the answer...didn't #BreakingBad teach us anything?!?

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MyNamesParadise
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Seriously...ONE test to finish, not a semester, but one final, and you don't get your degree?!?! I don't consider this a spoiler, but if some do I apologize, just let me know, kindly- as Littens wouldn't do it any other way- in the comments.

Alfoster Sounds sketchy to me too! Really after all that work??😳😳 3y
MyNamesParadise @Alfoster there was a death in her family but she didn't respond to any of the calls so yeah it's so odd (sorry idk if that counts as a spoiler) 3y
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Of course 🙄🙄

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MyNamesParadise
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Ok so that's why she married him 😜😉 I get it 😏👋🏻

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MyNamesParadise
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If the description on the back didn't have me hooked, these first three paragraphs sure did!

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MyNamesParadise
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This is something I would probably have to say to my mom if she wasn't pleased with one of my earlier books 😜

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MMFinck

I have a trillion things to do, but I can't stop reading this book! Even my growling stomach is being ignored. I am terrified for Zoe. I am terrified of Henry. I wish she would stop talking!! She's going to get caught by any number of scary people!

MyNamesParadise I'm about to start this book! I'm so relieved it's good!! 3y
MMFinck @MyNamesParadise Its also up for Goodreads Book of 2016. :) 3y
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theladygreer
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Great author panel last night at One More Page in Arlington, VA, one of my favorite stores. Talked about likability in female protagonists (who needs it?) with Kate Moretti and Kelly Simmons. Fun Friday night! #getindie

Merethebookgal I really need to make it over there! I've heard it's a great store and seems to have a lot of fun events! 3y
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FoldedPagesDistillery
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Mehso-so

3.5/5 ⭐️ I think this is a great "beginners" thriller. Or for people who enjoy puzzling out a mystery without much of the disgusting or creepy things that often come with thrillers. I still am not sure if I liked the twist or not. But I did think this was a thought provoking read about family, love, and marriage. I wish it had moved a little faster, since everything really went down really quickly, but an enjoyable quick read for thriller season.

MrBook Great review and great picture 😎👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
LeahsBookNest What a beautiful photo! 3y
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