The Vanishing Season by Joanna Schaffhausen

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Read The Vanishing Season Online Free - Ellery Hathaway knows a thing or two about serial killers, but not through her police training. She's an officer in sleepy Woodbury, MA, 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.

Title : The Vanishing Season
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ISBN : 1250126045
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 288 pages


Kaceey rated it ★★★★☆

November 28, 2017

3.5* At the age of 14, Ellie was taken by an infamous serial killer. Close to death, she was rescued by FBI agent Reed Markham. Years later, Ellie is now a police officer in the small town of Woodbury, Massachusetts. Once again she turns to Agent Reed for help. People are suddenly vanishing in her...

Kendall rated it ★★★★☆

September 25, 2017

Let's just pause for a moment to acknowledge that BEAUTIFUL cover. Not to mention how perfect it fits this cozy little mystery! Thank you to St. Martin's Press for granting my wish! What a wish this was :). The Vanishing Season is an addicting and unique thriller that will grab you from the first...

Brenda rated it ★★★★☆

November 27, 2017

3.5 stars The Vanishing Season was another Traveling Sisters read that I squeezed in with Kaceey between our Sister reads. The Vanishing Season is a haunting, enjoyable, fast-paced and suspenseful crime mystery thriller with a little creep added to it that had us intrigued but was a bit of a slow...

Carol rated it ★★★★☆

November 09, 2017

3.5 Stars. Enticing prologue! Entertaining debut! WHO saw it happen 14 years ago and kept it a secret? Ellery Hathaway is a police officer with a scarred past working in the small town of Woodbury, Massachusetts, and she'll do just about anything (and has) to convince Police Chief Sam Parker that...

Diane S ☔ rated it ★★★★☆

January 05, 2018

This was a novel that suffered an identity crisis, not sure what it wanted to be: a thriller, police procedural or character study. Contained elements of all three, but for me this worked. There were a few instances where I had to suspend belief, but it also gave me some strong characters that I...

Norma rated it ★★★★☆

February 10, 2018

3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars! Thank you so much to St. Martin's Press for granting my wish to read this book. Covers of books are usually what initially draws me into deciding which books I want to read and when I seen this cover I just knew that I wanted to read this book! This was an intriguin...

Carrie rated it ★★★★☆

November 08, 2017

Years ago Ellery Hathaway became victim number seventeen of serial killer Francis Michael Coben when she was abducted and held captive. Ellery was lucky enough that FBI Agent Reed Markham saw something other investigators hadn't and followed clues to Coben's home where he managed to rescue Ellery...

Maureen rated it ★★★★☆

October 20, 2017

Ellery Hathaway is the only survivor of the notorious serial killer, Frances Michael Coben. She was to be victim 17, but FBI agent Reed Markham swept in to rescue her from the fetid, locked closet where she had been kept, the closet where the unlucky 16 who didn’t survive had tried to claw their...

Sarah rated it ★★★★☆

December 06, 2017

The Vanishing Season is an impressive first novel from author Joanna Schaffhausen. The cover and title initially grabbed my attention, so I was very pleased that St. Martin's Press granted my wish to read this book on Net Galley. No one around Ellery Hathaway really knows her. They know she's a g...

Kelly (and the Book Boar) rated it ★★★★☆

January 08, 2018

Find all of my reviews at: “It’s not up to you to stop it, not by yourself. You’re just one person, Ellie.” “Yeah, but I’m the one he wants.” The Vanishing Season would most definitely NOT pass the Ron 2.0 smell test . . . . Some of the reasons include: 1. Our le...

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