The Vanishing Year
written by Kate Moretti
published by Atria Books, 2016
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Did I enjoy this book: This is harder to answer than I expected. I enjoyed the book in that it kept my attention and I finished it, but I felt let down by most of it. I was expecting great things as the buzz on this book is incredible. I felt the book was lacking in several areas–areas that would make this book deserve the buzz it’s getting.
Would I recommend it: Probably not. There are a million books out there and I wouldn’t want someone to be as disappointed as I was when there’s definitely something better out there to read.
About the book – from Goodreads: 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.
About the author: Kate Moretti lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, two kids, and a dog. She’s worked in the pharmaceutical industry for ten years as a scientist, and has been an avid fiction reader her entire life.
She enjoys traveling and cooking, although with two kids, a day job, and writing, she doesn’t get to do those things as much as she’d like.
Her lifelong dream is to buy an old house with a secret passageway.