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The Vanishing Point

(2012)
A novel by

 
 
One of the finest crime writers we have, Val McDermid's heart-stopping thrillers have won her international renown and a devoted following of readers worldwide. In The Vanishing Point, she kicks off a terrifying thriller with a nightmare scenario: a parent who loses her child in a bustling international airport.

Young Jimmy Higgins is snatched from an airport security checkpoint while his guardian watches helplessly from the glass inspection box. But this is no ordinary abduction, as Jimmy is no ordinary child. His mother was Scarlett, a reality TV star who, dying of cancer and alienated from her unreliable family, entrusted the boy to the person she believed best able to give him a happy, stable life: her ghost writer, Stephanie Harker. Assisting the FBI in their attempt to recover the missing boy, Stephanie reaches into the past to uncover the motive for the abduction. Has Jimmy been taken by his own relatives? Is Stephanie's obsessive ex-lover trying to teach her a lesson? Has one of Scarlett's stalkers come back to haunt them all?

A powerful, grippingly-plotted thriller that will keep readers on the edge of their seats until the end, The Vanishing Point showcases McDermid at the height of her talent.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

June 2013 : UK Hardback

Title: The Vanishing Point
Author(s): Val McDermid
ISBN: 1-4448-1554-7 / 978-1-4448-1554-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Ltd
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October 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Vanishing Point
Author(s): Val McDermid
ISBN: 0-8021-2052-0 / 978-0-8021-2052-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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September 2012 : Canada Hardback
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Title: The Vanishing Point
Author(s): Val Mcdermid
ISBN: 1-4434-1046-2 / 978-1-4434-1046-5 (Canada edition)
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September 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Vanishing Point
Author(s): Val McDermid
ISBN: 1-4087-0321-1 / 978-1-4087-0321-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
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Paperback Editions

May 2020 : UK Paperback

Title: The Vanishing Point
Author(s): Val McDermid
ISBN: 1-4087-1365-9 / 978-1-4087-1365-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
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September 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Vanishing Point
Author(s): Val McDermid
ISBN: 0-8021-2176-4 / 978-0-8021-2176-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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September 2013 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Vanishing Point
Author(s): Val McDermid
ISBN: 1-4434-1048-9 / 978-1-4434-1048-9 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperWeekend
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January 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Vanishing Point
Author(s): Val McDermid
ISBN: 0-7515-4610-0 / 978-0-7515-4610-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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January 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Vanishing Point
Author(s): Val McDermid
ISBN: 0-7515-5063-9 / 978-0-7515-5063-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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September 2012 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Vanishing Point
Author(s): Val Mcdermid
ISBN: 1-4434-1047-0 / 978-1-4434-1047-2 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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September 2012 : Paperback
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Title: The Vanishing Point
Author(s): Val Mcdermid
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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September 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Vanishing Point
Author(s): Val McDermid
ISBN: 1-4087-0322-X / 978-1-4087-0322-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
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Audio Editions

November 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Vanishing Point
Author(s): Val McDermid
Publisher: Recorded Books
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November 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Vanishing Point
Author(s): Val McDermid
Publisher: Recorded Books
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September 2012 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Vanishing Point
Author(s): Val McDermid
ISBN: 1-4712-1338-2 / 978-1-4712-1338-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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September 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Vanishing Point
Author(s): Val McDermid
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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September 2012 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Vanishing Point
Author(s): Val McDermid
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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September 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Vanishing Point
Author(s): Val McDermid
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

October 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Vanishing Point
Author(s): Val McDermid
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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September 2012 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Vanishing Point: A Novel
Author(s): Val McDermid
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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September 2012 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Vanishing Point
Author(s): Val McDermid
Publisher: Sphere
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