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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,610 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Karen Robards Narrator: Joyce Bean Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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Seven years ago, Sarah Mason's five-year-old daughter vanished during an outing at a park in Beaufort, South Carolina. Despite a frantic search, little Lexie was never found, and Sarah was left to pick up the pieces of her shattered life and go on the best she could.

Then, one hot August night, Sarah comes home to hear the phone ringing. When she picks it up, a child's terrified voice whispers, Mommy, help, come and get me . . . The call is cut off, but not before Sarah's heart goes into overdrive: she is sure the voice belonged to Lexie. Five-year-old Lexie. Though seven years have passed, she sounds exactly the same.

Frantic, Sarah turns to the police, the FBI, and her co-workers at the County Prosecutor's office, none of whom takes the call seriously. The only person she can count on to help her is Jake Hogan, her closest friend in the world, the man who has provided a strong shoulder for her to lean on throughout the long search. A former FBI agent, Jake is now a P.I., and though he is skeptical about the authenticity of the call, the attraction he feels for Sarah pushes him to help her. He is convinced someone is deliberately tormenting the grief-stricken mother.

Their long friendship explodes into a romance as they try to figure out who, and why - and what happened to Lexie. When the torment escalates to murder, Jake is the only one who can keep Sarah safe. Together, they are caught up in a nightmare search for Lexie that just might end with Sarah's death. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rene | 2/19/2014

    " NOt a bad mystery thriller...it kept me wondering what could possibly happen next and the author did a great job at throwing in unexpected surprises. I like to throw in this type of genre every once in a while, its a good break from the typical dramatic family dynamic books I'm used to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 2/5/2014

    " Great mystery but has some very harsh language in the beginning. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marion | 1/23/2014

    " enjoy all Kareen Robards books "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amelia | 1/1/2014

    " I like this author but find that she has the same style of writing throughout all of her books. Basically there is the good guy who is usually a cop that has to protect some woman and they fall in love... the end. The first couple of hers I enjoyed though. There is an intimate scene also if that makes people uncomfortable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tasha | 12/24/2013

    " This was a really hard, yet fabulous read for me. Love the cold case thing (again). Love the tension between the H/h and how amazing our h is. I can't imagine going through what she did. The part that really ripped out my heart was the ending. I don't want to spoil it so I won't tell you but it was really hard for me. It just seemed to make you think everything was going to work out fine but knowing what i know that just isn't going to be the case.... so it left me kind of devestated but in a good way. A way I can appreciate Robards touching her readers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jayne | 12/20/2013

    " a real page turner! couldn't put it down. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Alanna | 11/29/2013

    " Very disappointed in this book that I thought had so much potential. I struggled to finish this book. There was way too much pointless dialogue, the main character was unrealistic and annoying & the ending was rushed & made no sense. I would not recommend this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abby | 10/22/2013

    " It was a decent read. I agree with others that the ending seemed rushed. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Alicia | 10/21/2013

    " Not one of my favorites by Karen. Maybe it's just that I don't like stories with missing/vanished children, but I just couldn't get into this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna Coppola | 10/10/2013

    " This book was a quick read and suspenseful. It kept me gueesing. I am looking forward to reading more books by this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Blskelly | 9/29/2013

    " Great suspense...one of my current favorites and probably my favorite from this author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 CarolJean cooper | 4/24/2012

    " Again not a book I would normally read however it was thrilling. Edge of tour seat kind of stuff intact I am reading another! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott Wright | 2/15/2012

    " Not a bad little mystery. I thought it was going to turn out to be a speculative, but it wasn't, just mind messing. The end was a little dumb and research wasn't done to find out about polygamists. I guess if people don't know anything then ingnorance is bliss. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shana | 2/17/2011

    " I thought it was a bit predictable. There was a slight twist at the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Autumn Jordon | 12/28/2010

    " I enjoyed this book even though at times I wanted to slap the heroine a few times and tell the author, you've told me the same thing three times already, I get it. Vanish did have an ending that brought tears to my eyes. I would recommend you read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Aurora | 9/15/2010

    " This book was way to long. The story could have been told with about 60% fewer pages. If it was shorter and more to the point, book could have been better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy | 5/29/2010

    " Kept me on my feet wanting to know who the culprit was. Fantasticly-written but not my cup of tea. I do like Robards' books though. I couldn't wait to finish it to find out who-dun-it. 4/5 stars. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sharal Hunter | 3/25/2010

    " Not sure what is going on with this book but I finally gave up because the storyline never seemed to get around to the issue of Sarah's missing daughter "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lora | 2/18/2010

    " Great book! This poor woman really goes through hell! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charla | 9/28/2009

    " I love the way Karen keeps you in suspense, I find it hard to put her books down!!! "

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About the Author
Author Karen Robards

Karen Robards is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than forty books as well as one novella. The mother of three boys, she lives in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky.

About the Narrator

Joyce Bean is an accomplished audiobook narrator and director. In addition to having won eight AudioFile Earphones Awards, she has been nominated multiple times for the prestigious Audie Award. Equally adept at narrating fiction and nonfiction, and she also narrates audiobooks under the name Jane Brown.