Blog Tour Review + Giveaway: THE VANISHING YEAR by Kate Moretti

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.


"Moretti creates a shocking mystery that will keep readers turning the pages... Great pacing and true surprises make this an exciting read. Fans of twisted thrillers featuring complex female characters will devour Moretti's latest."
Kirkus Reviews

"Fans of S. J. Watson, Lisa Unger, and Sophie Hannah will enjoy this fast-paced psychological suspense novel."

Rating: 4.5/5 stars
Genre: Mystery
Series: Standalone

I have always been a huge fan of mysteries. I’m pretty sure CLUE was my favorite game growing up. If only I could get my husband to play that now! I could literally watch crime dramas all day long. There’s just something about watching things unravel and trying to solve the puzzle before all the pieces are given to you. So when Simon & Schuster contacted us to review THE VANISHING YEAR by Kate Moretti, I jumped at the chance. I dove in to the book head first. I read the synopsis when the initial request was sent but there I was months later remembering nothing about what I was about to start reading. I think I liked the not knowing. This book had me intrigued before I even finished the first chapter. It was a little slow in the beginning but once it picked up, BOY DID IT PICK UP!!! Wow. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. You know how sometimes you’ll read a mystery and you've already mapped out in your head how it’s all going to end? Yeah… this book is not like that. I was over three-quarters of the way through the book and still didn’t know how things were going to play out.

“To move on, to continue to live, I had been forced to cleave my life with a giant chasm that held Hilary on one side and Zoe on the other. There was no bridge back, not in my mind.”

In order to survive, Zoe had to abandon one life and start another. She’s happy now. She has a loving husband who provides for her in a way she’s never had in her life. Henry, ever the loving husband. Dotes on Zoe, shower’s her with gifts, and surprises her with exotic getaways. To her “he’s nearly perfect. But is he good?” Then all of a sudden strange things start happening and Zoe fears the worst; That her past life has come back to haunt her. A life she thought she’d left behind. Kate Moretti creates so many suspects as the story unravels. There’s the people from her past, a reporter who’s doing a piece on her charity work, her previous coworker and best friend, their house keeper, the list goes on. I had suspicions. Oooooh did I have suspicions. I’ll keep those to myself and let you make your own theories as you read. Sometimes, the most obvious choice isn’t always the right choice.

“Everyone wants to be loved for who they are, even if we keep our true selves locked up and hidden.”

This was my first book my Kate Moretti. I absolutely loved it! What a great introduction to her work. Now I want to read ALL THE THINGS. If you’re a fan of a good mystery/suspense that will keep you at the edge of your seat and guessing until the very end, make sure you grab a copy of THE VANISHING YEAR.


Atria Paperback | ISBN: 9781501118432
On sale: September 27, 2016 | 304 pages | $16.00

eBook: Atria | ISBN: 9781501118449 
On sale: September 27, 2016 || 304 pages | $11.99

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(Photo by Pooja Dhar at PR Photograph)
Kate Moretti is the New York Times bestselling author of Thought I Knew You, Binds That Tie, and While You Were Gone. She lives in eastern Pennsylvania with her husband and two kids. Find out more at, or follow her on Twitter (@KateMoretti1) or Facebook (KateMorettiWriter).

Twitter: @KateMoretti1

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