Regular price: $17.00

Free with 30-day trial
Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month
OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

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

With "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.

©2016 Kate Moretti (P)2016 Simon & Schuster

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4.0 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    66
  • 4 Stars
    79
  • 3 Stars
    42
  • 2 Stars
    7
  • 1 Stars
    6

Performance

  • 4.0 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    74
  • 4 Stars
    56
  • 3 Stars
    33
  • 2 Stars
    10
  • 1 Stars
    7

Story

  • 4.0 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    62
  • 4 Stars
    65
  • 3 Stars
    40
  • 2 Stars
    6
  • 1 Stars
    5
Sort by:
  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Worst narrator ever

The story is ok. Who's terrorizing the heroine is immediately obvious, so not much of a mystery. But this narrator must have been told sometime that she should drop her voice and slow her words way down for men's dialogue. The result is that the male characters sound like they're mentally challenged.
Can't recommend this title.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Predictable, boring & a bit blasé

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Probably the entire storyline to be less predictable and more unique. I feel there are so many books out there right now with this same or similar plot and honestly, I'm just a bit bored with it.

Would you recommend The Vanishing Year to your friends? Why or why not?

Unfortunately, I would not. There isn't anything uber special about it, in my opinion.

What aspect of Mandeleine Maby’s performance would you have changed?

She just didn't have the quality that some narrators possess that brings you into the story and never lets you go.

Do you think The Vanishing Year needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Absolutely not. Even if they came out with one, I would not read it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Predictable from the very beginning

I am so mad I just wasted how many hours listening to this. I pretty much guessed the "key" parts to the story fairly quickly. I fell asleep listening and when I woke up had no desire to rewind. I was truly hoping there was a twist coming. I just knew there had to be...because there is no way it could end predictable.

I was wrong.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Unbearable

The male voices the reader tried to use were ridiculous and made me want to turn it off.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • KL100
  • Lakeland, FL United States
  • 10-15-16

Good story; narration not so much

This was an intriguing story with a certain degree of surprise; well written and with good character development. However, the narration leaves much to be desired. The protagonist is okay, but when the reader tries to change up for other characters, especially men, it's bad. Takes away from the story, unfortunately.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Narrator

Overall it was a good book but the reading, unfortunately the narrator took away from the story.

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Review

I liked the story. It was suspenseful and hard to put down at times. The negative was the narrator. She spoke extremely slowly for most of the male characters- it was pretty weird.

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Vanishing year

Story was ok. Predictable. Simple. Simple entertainment if you want a light predictable mystery or semi melo dramatic listen. It made me want to hear what was going to happen next even if I didn't think there would be much depth to it I still liked it well enough.

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Surprising and suspenseful

I rarely am surprised by books but this one totally got me. Don't want to give any spoilers, but WOW. If you start this, read or listen to the end. You won't be sirry

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Loved reading this and loved listening

this novel was one of the best of 2016 to read and my experience was only made better through audible. the narration brought Zoe to life