The Night They Vanished- ARC Book Review

Title:- The Night They Vanished

Author:- Vanessa Savage

Date published:- will be published on 5th May 2022

Genre:- Psychological Thriller

Rating:- 4/5

A family with a secret.
A past about to catch up with them.

At thirty, Hanna has finally decided she’s better off without her family. They hold her responsible for the incident that ruined their lives fourteen years ago and they’ve barely spoken since.

But then, whilst browsing a true crime website, she sees her family home listed as the site of a brutal murder. Number of victims: three. Date of crime: today. When the police investigate, they find no bodies, but the house is abandoned. Hanna’s family have disappeared.

To find them, Hanna will have to confront what happened all those years ago.

And the person determined to make her pay for it . . .

The plot line of the story sounds fascinating to me. A young woman with a troubled past named Hanna while going through a website with Adam discovers her own childhood house described as the scene of gruesome murders. And as the investigation continues, Hannah’s own past comes back tormenting her.

I actually did enjoy the story–as I really thought the plot sounded intriguing and intense. It was a bit of a slow burn but the story actually grew into me. The story is told from Hannah’s perspective and Sasha’s perspectives, Sasha being Hanna’s sister. Although the first part of the story was slightly boring, it got really intense and interesting by the second part of the book. Twists and turns started developing along the well, and the ending was really good. Hanna was kind of lucky to have good friends who actually helped her to deal with the trauma.

Overall, this is a good thriller–I would like to read more books from this author. Worth four stars!

Many thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the ARC. The review is based on my honest opinion only.

anessa Savage lives by the sea in South Wales with her husband and two daughters.

She started out writing women’s fiction but soon realized she wanted her characters to kill each other rather than kiss each other…

Turning to (fictional) crime, she now writes psychological thrillers.

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