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The Vanishing Season

(2017)
(The first book in the Ellery Hathaway series)
A novel by

 
 
“A gripping debut with a plot twist readers won’t see coming.”―HALLIE EPHRON, author of Night Night, Sleep Tight
A chilling tale of suspense for fans of Julia Heaberlin. Fourteen years ago, teenager Ellery Hathaway was victim number seventeen in the grisly murder spree of serial killer Francis Michael Coben. She was the only one who lived.
Now Coben is safely behind bars, and Ellery has a new identity in a sleepy town where bike theft makes the newspapers. But each July for the last three years, locals have been disappearing. Then Ellery receives strange messages hinting that the culprit knows exactly what happened to her all those years ago. When she tries to raise the alarm, no one will listen, and terrified she may be next, Ellery must turn to the one person who might believe her story…

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"The Vanishing Season introduces small-town police detective Ellery Hathaway, a former child victim of an infamous sadistic psychopath. While attempting to hide the scars of past trauma, Ellery must hunt a terrifying serial killer whose methods eerily echo her former abuser's. Is she next on his list? Schaffhausen does equal justice to Ellery's inner and outer struggles as she keeps the plot twists coming in this gripping, compulsively readable debut. Be prepared to lose sleep." - Elisabeth Elo

"A gripping debut with a plot twist readers won’t see coming." - Hallie Ephron

"A twisted story with an unforgettable protagonist and a drop-book-in-lap, sneaky twist that will make you say WOW!" - Shannon Kirk

"Dark, disturbing, and relentlessly sinister--this intense thriller plumbs the darkest corners of terror, survival and psychological damage. Be warned: leave on the light! But start reading right now." - Hank Phillippi Ryan


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Used availability for Joanna Schaffhausen's The Vanishing Season

Hardback Editions

December 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Vanishing Season: A Mystery (Ellery Hathaway)
Author(s): Joanna Schaffhausen
ISBN: 1-250-12604-5 / 978-1-250-12604-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

January 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Vanishing Season (Ellery Hathaway)
Author(s): Joanna Schaffhausen
ISBN: 1-250-19955-7 / 978-1-250-19955-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


February 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Vanishing Season (Ellery Hathaway 1)
Author(s): Joanna Schaffhausen
ISBN: 1-78565-713-5 / 978-1-78565-713-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Titan Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

December 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Vanishing Season: A Mystery
Author(s): Joanna Schaffhausen
ISBN: 1-5384-9416-7 / 978-1-5384-9416-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


December 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Vanishing Season: A Mystery - Library Edition
Author(s): Joanna Schaffhausen
ISBN: 1-5384-9415-9 / 978-1-5384-9415-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


December 2017 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Vanishing Season
Author(s): Joanna Schaffhausen
ISBN: 1-5384-9417-5 / 978-1-5384-9417-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


December 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Vanishing Season
Author(s): Joanna Schaffhausen
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   


December 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Vanishing Season
Author(s): Joanna Schaffhausen
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

February 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Vanishing Season
Author(s): Joanna Schaffhausen
Publisher: Titan Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


December 2017 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Vanishing Season: A Mystery (Ellery Hathaway Book 1)
Author(s): Joanna Schaffhausen
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon CA