I found The Vanishing Year to be boring and anticlimactic.
Zoe Whitaker is the beautiful young wife to handsome, Wall Street tycoon Henry Whittaker. 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. I couldn’t help but ask, what secrets? There wasn’t nearly enough detail about Zoe’s past. What little bit of information given did NOT cause me alarm. The author tried to create this tension about Zoe’s past but I never felt it.
This book read more like a what’s wrong with Zoe’s marriage story than a thriller. Boring! Who cares about her crazy, overprotective husband?! I thought I was reading about Zoe’s hiding of her past. It took until nearly the 80% mark of my Kindle edition before anything really started to happen. I did find myself surprised a bit but this didn’t save this book for me. If you can’t surprise me and make me feel the tension throughout most of the book, then you haven’t grabbed this reader.
Some might ask why I finished this book if I disliked it so much? I hate it when I don’t like a book. I suppose there was something there that kept me turning the pages, but in the end The Vanishing Year wasn’t for me. Maybe it will be for you?
Copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.
Rating: 2 stars
Title: The Vanishing Year
Author: Kate Moretti
Release Date: September 27, 2016