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The Vanishing Point By Val McDermid

The Vanishing Point by Val McDermid

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Summary

It's every parent's nightmare - your child abducted while you look on, helpless. But five-year-old Jimmy's life is shrouded in secrets and his mother will be forced to make the most difficult choice of her life - a choice that will affect everyone around her...

The Vanishing Point Summary

The Vanishing Point by Val McDermid

It's every parent's worst nightmare...Stephanie Harker is travelling through the security gates at O'Hare airport, on her way to an idyllic holiday. Five-year-old Jimmy goes through the metal detector ahead of her. But then, in panic and disbelief, Stephanie watches as a uniformed agent leads her boy away - and she's stuck the other side of Security, hysterical with worry. The authorities, unaware of Jimmy's existence, just see a woman behaving erratically; Stephanie is brutally wrestled to the ground and blasted with a taser gun to restrain her. And by the time she can tell them what has happened, Jimmy is long gone. But as Stephanie tells her story to the FBI, it becomes clear that everything is not as it seems with this seeminglynormal family. What is Jimmy's background? Why would someone want to abduct him? And, with time running out, how can Stephanie get him back? A breathtakingly rich and gripping psychological thriller, The Vanishing Point is Val McDermid's most accomplished standalone novel to date, a work of haunting brilliance.

The Vanishing Point Reviews

McDermid's ability to wrong-foot the reader remains second to none: highly recommended Guardian A psychological thriller, but it's also a splendidly mordant comment on our fame culture and its consequences The Times The sheer brio of her writing produces that increasingly rare thing, a genuine page-turner that doesn't insult its readers' intelligence Independent on Sunday McDermid handles the various strands of the story with consummate mastery, and the reader is swept along to the story's genuinely shocking denouement Irish Independent This is a gripping psychological thriller from the beginning to the unexpected ending. A first class novel and McDermid's best to date Woman's Way Ireland Intelligent and hypnotically readable ... entertaining and thought-provoking book Spectator

About Val McDermid

Val McDermid is a No. 1 bestseller whose novels have been translated into more than thirty languages, and have sold over eleven million copies. She has won many awards internationally, including the CWA Gold Dagger for best crime novel of the year and the LA Times Book of the Year Award. She was inducted into the ITV3 Crime Thriller Awards Hall of Fame in 2009 and was the recipient of the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger for 2010. In 2011 she received the Lambda Literary Foundation Pioneer Award. She writes full time and divides her time between Cheshire and Edinburgh.

Additional information

GOR004155412
The Vanishing Point by Val McDermid
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Little, Brown Book Group
2012-09-11
448
1408703211
9781408703212
Short-listed for Deanston Scottish Crime Book of the Year 2013
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