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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (629 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Val McDermid Narrator: Antonia Beamis Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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One of the finest crime writers we have, Val McDermid’s heart-stopping thrillers have won her international renown and a devoted following of readers worldwide. In The Vanishing Point, she kicks off a terrifying thriller with a nightmare scenario: a parent who loses her child in a bustling international airport.

Young Jimmy Higgins is snatched from an airport security checkpoint while his guardian watches helplessly from the glass inspection box. But this is no ordinary abduction—and Jimmy is no ordinary child. His mother was Scarlett, a reality TV star who, dying of cancer and alienated from her unreliable family, entrusted the boy to the person she believed best able to give him a happy, stable life: her ghost writer, Stephanie Harker. Assisting the FBI in their attempt to recover the missing boy, Stephanie reaches into the past to uncover the motive for the abduction. Has Jimmy been taken by his own relatives? Is Stephanie’s obsessive ex-lover trying to teach her a lesson? Has one of Scarlett’s stalkers come back to haunt them all?

A powerful and gripping thriller that will keep readers on the edge of their seats until the end, The Vanishing Point showcases McDermid at the height of her talent. Download and start listening now!


Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Dianne Hosking | 2/11/2014

    " This is a dreadful dreadful book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Fran devaney | 2/4/2014

    " I liked this book, it's a great read and hard to put down. It follows Scarlett a reality TV celeb and her ghost writer Stephanie. The story opens with a child kidnap at a US airport and follows the story of Scarlett as told by Stephanie. You think you know who dunnit then towards the end there is a shift and in the last 50 pages there is a surprise and a twist in the tale right at the bitter end. Though I had kind of worked out the plot, the twist at the end was surprsing. The story shifts from Stephanie's recounting of Scarlett's life and their relationship to the investigation as carried out by Nickolaides, Stephanie's police pal. The auhtor manages that transition well. Very good book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Julie Day | 1/31/2014

    " Some really good twists at the end of this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rachel | 1/21/2014

    " Brilliant book. Completely unputdownable, as one would expect with Val McDermid. Would have been five but I would've just liked a bit more detail about certain things! Won't say what as would spoil the plot! "

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