The Blonde Bookworm: The Vanishing Year by Kate Moretti -- Review

The Vanishing Year by Kate Moretti -- Review

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Title: The Vanishing Year
Author: Kate Moretti
Pages: 304
Publisher: September 27th 2016 by Atria Books
ISBN: 1501118447


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. 

The Vanishing Year combines the classic sophistication of Ruth Rendell and A.S.A. Harrison with the thoroughly modern flair of Jessica Knoll. Told from the point-of-view of a heroine who is as relatable as she is enigmatic, The Vanishing Year is an unforgettable new novel by a rising star of the genre.


Happy publishing day to The Vanishing Year! I am absolutely thrilled to be a part of the blog tour for Kate Moretti's new novel. I am a huge fan of domestic thriller/suspense novels and love that edge-of-your-seat-biting-your-nails feeling that they offer. I was hoping The Vanishing Year could fulfill my nail-biting needs and Moretti did not disappoint! The Vanishing Year is full of suspense, mystery, crazy twists, and a touch of romance. I was sucked in immediately and loved how the main character came across as a normal girl, even if she did have a pretty rough and twisted past.  

Zoe, the main character fled California and started over in New York City with a new job, new friends, a new hair do, and a new man. She met Henry who swept her off her feet and whisked her away on weekend getaways to Paris and spontaneous trips to the mountains. With every want and need taken care of, Zoe became content in their charmed life together. When Zoe decided to start digging into the mysteries of her past, she began to find things that were terrifying, confusing, and life threatening. 

I love when you get deep into a book and suddenly realize everyone is a suspect and no one can be trusted. Obviously, it is not a situation you want to personally be in, but when it's happening to someone else in a book, it is incredibly exciting. Moretti created a suspenseful and nonstop thriller in The Vanishing Year that is absolutely stand-out amazing. The novel kept me guessing with every turn of the page and left me in total shock at the end. The Vanishing Year is definitely one of my favorite reads this year and I highly recommend it! 

Rating 4.5/5

*A special thank you to Atria and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review*



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