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From New York Times bestselling author Jodi Lynn Anderson comes The Vanishing Season, at once haunting and lovely, with a gut-wrenching final twist that will keep readers on their toes. It’s perfect for fans of Gayle Forman, Lauren Myracle, and Laurie Halse Anderson.

Girls started vanishing in the fall.

For Maggie Larsen, the town of Gill Creek is only a stopgap before college and freedom. Until she meets Pauline and Liam. What starts as an uneventful year suddenly changes. Someone is killing teenaged girls, and the town reels from the tragedy. As Maggie’s and Pauline’s worlds collide and change around them, they will both experience love and loss. And by the end of the book, only one of them will survive.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Anderson’s latest is a chills-up-your-spine ghost story with a unique setting and a compelling plot. The old house in which the book is set takes on a life of its own and contributes to the story by being more than just something that creaks and moans in the night. And how refreshing: our main character is not beautiful, she doesn’t get the guy,  and she’s envious of the power beauty brings—all of which serve to make her infinitely more real.”

    RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

  • “Anderson crafts a heartbreaking story full of mystery, love, redemption, and betrayal. The subtle writing draws readers in from the beginning, while the complex and intriguing characters beautifully drive the measured pacing of the plot. The interspersed first-person ghostly narrative adds an eerie sense of dread and foreboding. Yet it is the stark and realistic portrayal of events coupled with a startling conclusion that make this such a powerful read.”

    School Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Though bright, disciplined Maggie and flighty, enigmatic Pauline might be the focus of this atmospheric tragedy, the ghostly voice observing the teens and piecing together its own memories is its sorrowful heart…For all the mythic overtones of Maggie and Pauline’s friendship, Anderson still manages to give her characters authentic teen voices, striking an uneasy balance between naïveté and worldliness…Readers who like their romances tragic and dreamy should dive in.”


  • “In this moody thriller set on an isolated Wisconsin peninsula, the tourists are gone, a serial killer’s at large, and incendiary passions ignite in winter’s deepening bitter cold…An intensely gripping tale with a surprise ending that’s fully earned.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “For readers who savor the ambiguities of unrequited love and the greys of the here and hereafter, The Vanishing Season will end well.”


  • “Cassandra Campbell creates an atmosphere of dark mystery…[using her] skills in creating an ambiance of mystery, romance, and the paranormal.”


  • A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week, June 2014
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About the Author
Author Jodi Lynn Anderson

Jodi Lynn Anderson is the bestselling author of several books for young people, including Tiger Lily, one of Time magazine’s 100 Best Young Adult Books of All Time, and My Diary from the Edge of the World, a Publishers Weekly Best Book.

About the Narrator

Cassandra Campbell, Audie Award–nominated narrator and winner of several Earphones Awards, has performed in regional theaters across the country and in several off-Broadway shows at the Public Theater and the Mint Theater. In addition to narrating audiobooks, acting, and directing, she is a commercial and documentary voice-over artist.