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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joanna Schaffhausen Narrator: Lauren Fortgang Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2017 ISBN: 9781538494189
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Ellery Hathaway knows a thing or two about serial killers, but not through her police training. She’s an officer in sleepy Woodbury, Massachusetts, where a bicycle theft still makes the newspapers. No one there knows she was once victim number seventeen in the grisly story of serial killer Francis Michael Coben. The only victim who lived.

When three people disappear from her town in three years, all around her birthday―the day she was kidnapped so long ago―Ellery fears someone knows her secret. Someone very dangerous. Her superiors dismiss her concerns, but Ellery knows the vanishing season is coming and anyone could be next. She contacts the one man she knows will believe her: the FBI agent who saved her from a killer’s closet all those years ago.

Agent Reed Markham made his name and fame on the back of the Coben case, but his fortunes have since turned. His marriage is in shambles, his bosses think he’s washed up, and worst of all, he blew a major investigation. When Ellery calls him, he can’t help but wonder: sure, he rescued her, but was she ever truly saved? His greatest triumph is Ellery’s waking nightmare, and now both of them are about to be sucked into the past, back to the case that made them … with a killer who can’t let go.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Schaffhausen’s debut is a fantastic, convoluted thriller that will have her audience on the edge of their seats…Her protagonists are complex yet brilliantly believable, competent, yet very imperfectly human. The villain is both evil and cunning. The storytelling is exceptional and the dialogue is powerful. This chilling tale will have readers guessing till the end.”

    RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)

  • “The complex plot and affecting characters—especially gritty survivor Ellie and her basset hound, Bump—make for some nail-bitingly tense thrills.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Dark, disturbing, and relentlessly sinister—this intense thriller plumbs the darkest corners of terror, survival, and psychological damage. Be warned: leave on the light! But start reading right now.”

    Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha Award–winning author

  • “A gripping debut with a plot twist [listeners] won’t see coming…Ellery Hathaway is a survivor whose grace, intelligence, and grit reminded me of Clarice Starling.”

    Hallie Ephron, author of Night Night, Sleep Tight

  • “A twisted story with an unforgettable protagonist.”

    Shannon Kirk, author of Method 15/33

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About the Author

Joanna Schaffhausen is a scientific editor who spends her days immersed in research on potential new therapies for cancer, addiction, and neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease. Previously, she worked as an editorial producer for ABC News, where she advised and wrote for programs such as World News Tonight, Good Morning America, and 20/20. She lives in the Boston area with her husband and daughter. The Vanishing Season is her first novel.

About the Narrator

Lauren Fortgang, a graduate of Fordham University’s Theater Program, is an actress, narrator, and costume designer. She has recorded everything from video games to textbooks. Her audiobook narrations have earned three AudioFile Earphones Awards and placed her as a finalist for an Audie Award in 2014.