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Vanishing Girls

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Vanishing Girls

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"I can always count on Katia Lief for gripping, twist-filled psychological suspense."
—Wendy Corsi Staub

"Mesmerizing....Your heart will be pounding."
—Lisa Gardner

When Katia Lief first introduced readers to her protagonist, haunted ex-New York City cop Karin Schaeffer, in the chilling mystery masterwork You Are Next, she immediately established herself as a modern thriller and romantic suspense writer on a par with Alex Kava, Lisa Gardner and other masters of the contemporary spine-tingler. Lief moves to the head of the class with Vanishing Girls, as the apparent reemergence of a fiendish serial killer on the night streets of Brooklyn threatens to destroy everything and everyone Karin loves...again!

"I can always count on Katia Lief for gripping, twist-filled psychological suspense."
—Wendy Corsi Staub

"Mesmerizing....Your heart will be pounding."
—Lisa Gardner

When Katia Lief first introduced readers to her protagonist, haunted ex-New York City cop Karin Schaeffer, in the chilling mystery masterwork You Are Next, she immediately established herself as a modern thriller and romantic suspense writer on a par with Alex Kava, Lisa Gardner and other masters of the contemporary spine-tingler. Lief moves to the head of the class with Vanishing Girls, as the apparent reemergence of a fiendish serial killer on the night streets of Brooklyn threatens to destroy everything and everyone Karin loves...again!

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  • Born in France to American parents, KATIA LIEF moved to the United States as a baby and was raised in Massachusetts and New York. She teaches fiction writing as a part-time faculty member at the New School in Manhattan and lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.

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  • Publisher's Weekly

    Starred review from January 12, 2015
    Sisters Dara and Nick had grown up as “the Two Musketeers, the Dynamic Duo, Light and Dark, two sides of the same cookie,” but after a serious car accident, the two sisters are irrevocably distanced. As older, more reliable sister Nick tries to find her way back into Dara’s graces, their strained relationship, the boy who came between them, and the sudden disappearance of a nine-year-old girl bring secrets of a local underworld too close to home. The novel alternates between the sisters’ perspectives, both before and after the accident, while news reports, diaries, and blog posts and comments from the community create a narrative full of shades of grey. Oliver (Panic) is in top form in this psychological family drama that investigates the complicated nature of sisterhood. Perfect for readers who devoured We Were Liars, it’s the sort of novel that readers will race to finish, then return to the beginning to marvel at how it was constructed—and at everything they missed. Ages 14–up. Agent: Stephen Barbara, InkWell Management.

  • Richard Montanari on YOU ARE NEXT

    "Katia Lief skillfully weaves a complex tale of an emotionally scarred central character, nail-biting suspense, and a diabolical killer that will grip you until the very last page. I can't wait for the next Detective Karin Schaeffer thriller."

  • Wendy Corsi Staub, NYT bestselling author

    "I can always count on Katia Lief for gripping, twist-filled psychological suspense."

  • Hartford Books Examiner

    "Vanishing Girls is powerful, provocative, and pulsating with verve."

  • New York Journal of Books

    "Author Katia Lief takes her readers on a whirlwind ride, overflowing with mystery layered upon mystery, ending in an unusual but gratifying finale. Readers will want to read more of this talented writer's work."

  • Terri Ann Armstrong author of Morning Menace and Executive Editor for Suspense Magazine

    "Lief pens a diabolically brilliant story and takes us on an amazing, wild ride."

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