The Vanishing Point: A Novel

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Harper Collins, Sep 25, 2012 - Fiction - 704 pages

Stephanie Harker is travelling through O’Hare airport with five-year-old Jimmy when she is stopped at a security checkpoint. Outside, Jimmy is led away by a uniformed officer. Stephanie’s panic leads security to believe she is a threat, while the child disappears into the distance. When Stephanie has a chance to tell her story, family secrets emerge that lie at the heart of a tale of death, deception and the extraordinary lengths to which a parent will go to protect their child.

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About the author (2012)

VAL McDERMID is the internationally bestselling author of more than twenty crime novels. She has won the CWA Gold Dagger Award for Best Crime Novel of the Year and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; her novels have been selected as New York Times Notable Books and have been Edgar Award finalists. She was the 2010 recipient of the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Crime Writing. More than 10 million copies of her books have been sold around the world. She lives in the north of England. Visit her website at

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