The Vanishing Year

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“The Vanishing Year” by Kate Moretti

vanishing Zoe Whittaker is living a charmed life. She is the beautiful young wife to handsome, charming Wall Street tycoon Henry Whittaker. She is a member of Manhattan’s social elite. She is on the board of one of the city’s most prestigious philanthropic organizations. She has a perfect Tribeca penthouse in the city and a gorgeous lake house in the country. The finest wine, the most up-to-date fashion, and the most luxurious vacations are all at her fingertips.

What no one knows is that five years ago, Zoe’s life was in danger. Back then, Zoe wasn’t Zoe at all.

Now her secrets are coming back to haunt her. As the past and present collide, Zoe must decide who she can trust before she—whoever she is—vanishes completely.



I was super excited to read this book! I love anything that deals with running away from your past, multiple identities, haunting secrets. I always want to know why they’re running!

Usually in these types of books the reason why someone is on the run and changes their identity stays a big secret for almost the whole thing. However, that was not the case here. Zoe’s past was revealed pretty early on, which left me wondering what other possible shockers could happen.

There were a lot of moving parts in this book. I truly had no idea how some things fit together and why it was even added in. It was a lot going on! So much that I couldn’t figure out where the story was going to take me. (This is not necessarily a negative).

Although there were a lot of different things happening “The Vanishing Year” was a slow burner for me. I enjoyed reading it but I just wanted to know what the heck was going on!

Eventually things began to take form and I began to understand all of the elements I previously thought were out of place. I was not disappointed. The ending was a shocker. And it was twisted. Who doesn’t love twisted? I really appreciate Kate’s ability to throw the reader off throughout the book, making you scratch your head and scramble for hints and clues, while at the same time having it all make perfect sense. Once you are made aware of all the connections you won’t believe it!

If you like domestic thrillers and suspense you’ll really enjoy this one, not so much for the fast-paced thriller fans.


Has anyone else read this title? What did you think? What are some of your favorite domestic thrillers?




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