The Vanishing Point: The pulse-racing standalone thriller that you won't be able to put down - Val McDermid (Paperback) 31-01-2013 Short-listed for Deanston Scottish Crime Book of the Year Award 2013 (UK).

The Vanishing Point: The pulse-racing standalone thriller that you won't be able to put down - Val McDermid (Paperback) 31-01-2013 Short-listed for Deanston Scottish Crime Book of the Year Award 2013 (UK).

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'Masterfully handled, and McDermid's ability to wrong-foot the reader remains second to none: highly recommended' Guardian 'Taut, psychologically complex and so gripping that it puts your life on hold' The Times Stephanie Harker is travelling through security at O'Hare airport with five-year-old Jimmy. But in a moment, everything changes. In disbelief, Stephanie watches as a uniformed agent leads her boy away - and she's stuck the other side of the gates, hysterical with worry. The authorities, unaware of Jimmy's existence, just see a woman behaving erratically; Stephanie is wrestled to the ground and blasted with a taser gun. By the time she can tell them what has happened, Jimmy is long gone. But as Stephanie tells her story to the FBI, it becomes clear that everything is not as it seems. There are many potential suspects for this abduction. With time rapidly running out, how can Stephanie get him back? A breathtakingly rich and gripping standalone thriller, that demonstrates why Val McDermid is hailed as the Queen of Crime. If you enjoyed The Vanishing Point, don't miss the first in a new series from the unrivalled Queen of Crime. 1979 is out now, introducing the unforgettable Allie Burns. _______________ Praise for Val McDermid: 'Brilliant . . . Sensational . . . Unforgettable' Guardian 'Compulsively readable' Irish Times 'As good a psychological thriller as it is possible to get' Sunday Express 'It grabs the reader by the throat and never lets go' Daily Mail 'One of today's most accomplished crime writers' Literary Review