The Vanishing Season

The Vanishing Season

Ellery Hathaway knows a thing or two about serial killers, but not through her police training. She's an officer in sleepy Woodbury, MA, where a bicycle theft still makes the newspapers. No one there knows she was once victim number seventeen in the grisly story of serial killer Francis Michael Coben. The only victim who lived. When three people disappear from her town in Ellery Hathaway knows a thing or two about serial killers, but not through her police training. She's an officer in sl...

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Title:The Vanishing Season
Author:Joanna Schaffhausen
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:1250126045
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:274 pages pages

The Vanishing Season Reviews

  • Sara
    Aug 25, 2017

    3.5* At the age of 14, Ellie was taken by an infamous serial killer. Close to death, she was rescued by FBI agent Reed Markham. Years later, Ellie is now a police officer in the small town of Woodbury, Massachusetts. Once again she turns to Agent Reed for help. People are suddenly van...

    Let's just pause for a moment to acknowledge that BEAUTIFUL cover. Not to mention how perfect it fits this cozy little mystery! Thank you to St. Martin's Press for granting my wish! What a wish this was :). The Vanishing Season is an addicting and unique thriller that will grab you...

    3.5 stars The Vanishing Season was another Traveling Sisters read that I squeezed in with Kaceey between our Sister reads. The Vanishing Season is a haunting, enjoyable, fast-paced and suspenseful crime mystery thriller with a little creep added to it that had us intrigued but w...

    3.5 Stars. Enticing prologue! Entertaining debut! WHO saw it happen 14 years ago and kept it a secret? Ellery Hathaway is a police officer with a scarred past working in the small town of Woodbury, Massachusetts, and she'll do just about anything (and has) to convince Police Chief Sam ...

    This was a novel that suffered an identity crisis, not sure what it wanted to be: a thriller, police procedural or character study. Contained elements of all three, but for me this worked. There were a few instances where I had to suspend belief, but it also gave me some strong charact...

    3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars! Thank you so much to St. Martin's Press for granting my wish to read this book. Covers of books are usually what initially draws me into deciding which books I want to read and when I seen this cover I just knew that I wanted to read this book! Th...

    Ellery Hathaway is the only survivor of the notorious serial killer, Frances Michael Coben. She was to be victim 17, but FBI agent Reed Markham swept in to rescue her from the fetid, locked closet where she had been kept, the closet where the unlucky 16 who didn?t survive had tried t...

    Years ago Ellery Hathaway became victim number seventeen of serial killer Francis Michael Coben when she was abducted and held captive. Ellery was lucky enough that FBI Agent Reed Markham saw something other investigators hadn't and followed clues to Coben's home where he managed to re...

    The Vanishing Season is an impressive first novel from author Joanna Schaffhausen. The cover and title initially grabbed my attention, so I was very pleased that St. Martin's Press granted my wish to read this book on Net Galley. No one around Ellery Hathaway really knows her. They...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?It?s not up to you to stop it, not by yourself. You?re just one person, Ellie.? ?Yeah, but I?m the one he wants.? The Vanishing Season would most definitely NOT pass the Ron 2.0 smell test . . . . ...

    About: The Vanishing Season is a mystery thriller written by Joanna Schaffhausen. It was recently published on 12/5/17 by Minotaur Books, an imprint of St. Martin?s Press, hardcover, 288 pages. The genres are mystery, thriller, suspense, and fiction. This book is the author?s debut...

    3.5 Stars I'm not sure I would call this a thriller, but more of a crime, police-procedural mystery. This is a debut author and I did enjoy her writing for the most part. It started off very compelling as a kidnapping occurs, but ultimately does not keep up with the pace of the in...

    I?ve done it! I?ve finally done it!! I?ve found an author whose writing is worthy of being compared to Tess Gerritsen in a sentence like ?I?ve finally found an author as good as Tess? or ?This book had everything I love about Tess books and more, and it?s not even writ...

    For a debut novel this is an excellent police procedural / mystery. At the age of 14, on her birthday, Ellery Hathaway is kidnapped by a serial killer. After three harrowing days she is rescued by FBI agent Reed Markham. Fast forward several years into the future we find Ellery...

    The Vanishing Season kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time I was reading it. It?s a highly entertaining read with a sympathetic, likeable protagonist and a clever mystery with a satisfying and realistic resolution. As the story careens towards its ultimate thrilling conclusi...

    For the past 3 years, Ellery Hathaway has received the same card on her birthday. From a relative? Perhaps a friend. Uh, no. The cards may be unsigned but she knows exactly what their arrival means. Ellie is a cop in the rural town of Woodbury. It?s a sleepy place where crimes ra...

    ???? / 5 My reviews and (maybe) some other random thoughts can also be seen at https://readingbetweenwinessite.wordp... ____________________________________________________________ It would appear that I liked The Vanishing Season more than a lot of other people I k...

    Clever, disturbing, and highly suspenseful! In this debut novel by Schaffhausen, The Vanishing Season, we are introduced to the tenacious, scarred Officer Hathaway and the once heroic now spiritless Agent Reed as they hunt for a serial killer with an all-consuming obsession and a pe...

    Please visit https://www.mysteryinminutes.com/revi... to read the complete MINM review. Five very bright stars from me for The Vanishing Season by Joanna Schaffhausen. One of the most accomplished crime fiction debuts read by Mystery in Minutes in 2017, with a plot that draws the rea...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The Vanishing Season follows Ellery Hathaway, small town cop and one time serial killer victim, as she's faced with the awful truth that her past may be coming back to haunt her. Ellery was abducted on her birthday 14...

  • Shari
    Jun 21, 2017

    3.5* At the age of 14, Ellie was taken by an infamous serial killer. Close to death, she was rescued by FBI agent Reed Markham. Years later, Ellie is now a police officer in the small town of Woodbury, Massachusetts. Once again she turns to Agent Reed for help. People are suddenly van...

    Let's just pause for a moment to acknowledge that BEAUTIFUL cover. Not to mention how perfect it fits this cozy little mystery! Thank you to St. Martin's Press for granting my wish! What a wish this was :). The Vanishing Season is an addicting and unique thriller that will grab you...

    3.5 stars The Vanishing Season was another Traveling Sisters read that I squeezed in with Kaceey between our Sister reads. The Vanishing Season is a haunting, enjoyable, fast-paced and suspenseful crime mystery thriller with a little creep added to it that had us intrigued but w...

    3.5 Stars. Enticing prologue! Entertaining debut! WHO saw it happen 14 years ago and kept it a secret? Ellery Hathaway is a police officer with a scarred past working in the small town of Woodbury, Massachusetts, and she'll do just about anything (and has) to convince Police Chief Sam ...

    This was a novel that suffered an identity crisis, not sure what it wanted to be: a thriller, police procedural or character study. Contained elements of all three, but for me this worked. There were a few instances where I had to suspend belief, but it also gave me some strong charact...

    3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars! Thank you so much to St. Martin's Press for granting my wish to read this book. Covers of books are usually what initially draws me into deciding which books I want to read and when I seen this cover I just knew that I wanted to read this book! Th...

    Ellery Hathaway is the only survivor of the notorious serial killer, Frances Michael Coben. She was to be victim 17, but FBI agent Reed Markham swept in to rescue her from the fetid, locked closet where she had been kept, the closet where the unlucky 16 who didn?t survive had tried t...

    Years ago Ellery Hathaway became victim number seventeen of serial killer Francis Michael Coben when she was abducted and held captive. Ellery was lucky enough that FBI Agent Reed Markham saw something other investigators hadn't and followed clues to Coben's home where he managed to re...

    The Vanishing Season is an impressive first novel from author Joanna Schaffhausen. The cover and title initially grabbed my attention, so I was very pleased that St. Martin's Press granted my wish to read this book on Net Galley. No one around Ellery Hathaway really knows her. They...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?It?s not up to you to stop it, not by yourself. You?re just one person, Ellie.? ?Yeah, but I?m the one he wants.? The Vanishing Season would most definitely NOT pass the Ron 2.0 smell test . . . . ...

    About: The Vanishing Season is a mystery thriller written by Joanna Schaffhausen. It was recently published on 12/5/17 by Minotaur Books, an imprint of St. Martin?s Press, hardcover, 288 pages. The genres are mystery, thriller, suspense, and fiction. This book is the author?s debut...

    3.5 Stars I'm not sure I would call this a thriller, but more of a crime, police-procedural mystery. This is a debut author and I did enjoy her writing for the most part. It started off very compelling as a kidnapping occurs, but ultimately does not keep up with the pace of the in...

    I?ve done it! I?ve finally done it!! I?ve found an author whose writing is worthy of being compared to Tess Gerritsen in a sentence like ?I?ve finally found an author as good as Tess? or ?This book had everything I love about Tess books and more, and it?s not even writ...

    For a debut novel this is an excellent police procedural / mystery. At the age of 14, on her birthday, Ellery Hathaway is kidnapped by a serial killer. After three harrowing days she is rescued by FBI agent Reed Markham. Fast forward several years into the future we find Ellery...

    The Vanishing Season kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time I was reading it. It?s a highly entertaining read with a sympathetic, likeable protagonist and a clever mystery with a satisfying and realistic resolution. As the story careens towards its ultimate thrilling conclusi...

    For the past 3 years, Ellery Hathaway has received the same card on her birthday. From a relative? Perhaps a friend. Uh, no. The cards may be unsigned but she knows exactly what their arrival means. Ellie is a cop in the rural town of Woodbury. It?s a sleepy place where crimes ra...

    ???? / 5 My reviews and (maybe) some other random thoughts can also be seen at https://readingbetweenwinessite.wordp... ____________________________________________________________ It would appear that I liked The Vanishing Season more than a lot of other people I k...

    Clever, disturbing, and highly suspenseful! In this debut novel by Schaffhausen, The Vanishing Season, we are introduced to the tenacious, scarred Officer Hathaway and the once heroic now spiritless Agent Reed as they hunt for a serial killer with an all-consuming obsession and a pe...

    Please visit https://www.mysteryinminutes.com/revi... to read the complete MINM review. Five very bright stars from me for The Vanishing Season by Joanna Schaffhausen. One of the most accomplished crime fiction debuts read by Mystery in Minutes in 2017, with a plot that draws the rea...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The Vanishing Season follows Ellery Hathaway, small town cop and one time serial killer victim, as she's faced with the awful truth that her past may be coming back to haunt her. Ellery was abducted on her birthday 14...

    The Vanishing Seasons is a fabulous book! This is the kind of book that I breezed through, and that I felt from the very start that I would love and I was not wrong. The story is engrossing. Officer Ellery Hathaway is a young woman, the only surviving victim of a serial killer, and she...

    4.5 Winning Debut Stars * * * *1/2 Spoiler Free-It's Live!!! This had all the elements to cause continual reading...I took longer breaks at work... stayed up too late and got up early because I could not read this fast enough. I have a history of being a Mystery reader so my mind...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It kept me enthralled the whole time. I enjoyed every minute! Highly recommend! What a great start to 2018!!! ...

    Beautifully done and tense thriller about a victim turned cop who believes another killer is on the loose but nobody will believe her. Turning to the man who saved her for help, together they uncover the secrets of the small town she now lives in. Compelling stuff. I was very fond o...

    This novel reads like the author really likes to watch the Hallmark Channel or Lifetime movies. And that?s not necessarily a bad thing, if you?re into that. Lort knows, I?ve binged all of the Aurora Teagarden movies like a fucking champ. The Vanishing Season ticks off a lot...

    THE VANISHING SEASON by Joanna Schaffhausen - Thank you so much to the fabulous Minotaur Books for providing my free copy - all opinions are my own. Summary: Ellery Hathaway is the soul survivor of a string of murders at the hand of a serial killer, Frances Michael Coben. S...

    This opens with a bang that grabbed my attention right away, fourteen years ago a young woman was kidnapped and tortured by a twisted serial killer and she?s the only victim to make it out alive. Someone saw Ellery the day she was taken, but they?ve remained silent all of these yea...

    Reminiscent of Mary Higgins Clark, The Vanishing Season is just dark enough and with the right amount of small twists to keep you guessing. A serial killer may be on the lose the small town where Ellery is a cop, but no one else believes her. Worse yet, the crimes may be linked to ...

    I used to love creepy books about serial murderers but as I?ve aged and had children, I?ve found they scare me too much to make them regular fare. However, Joanna Schaffhausen is a good friend of a good friend of mine meaning I feel like I know her (even though the limit of our fri...

    This award-winning debut novel is everything I want from a mystery thriller, which is my favorite sort of book. It hooked me from the get-go and kept me nearly running ahead of myself through each page because I couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next. The characters, from p...

  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    Aug 24, 2017

    3.5* At the age of 14, Ellie was taken by an infamous serial killer. Close to death, she was rescued by FBI agent Reed Markham. Years later, Ellie is now a police officer in the small town of Woodbury, Massachusetts. Once again she turns to Agent Reed for help. People are suddenly van...

    Let's just pause for a moment to acknowledge that BEAUTIFUL cover. Not to mention how perfect it fits this cozy little mystery! Thank you to St. Martin's Press for granting my wish! What a wish this was :). The Vanishing Season is an addicting and unique thriller that will grab you...

    3.5 stars The Vanishing Season was another Traveling Sisters read that I squeezed in with Kaceey between our Sister reads. The Vanishing Season is a haunting, enjoyable, fast-paced and suspenseful crime mystery thriller with a little creep added to it that had us intrigued but w...

    3.5 Stars. Enticing prologue! Entertaining debut! WHO saw it happen 14 years ago and kept it a secret? Ellery Hathaway is a police officer with a scarred past working in the small town of Woodbury, Massachusetts, and she'll do just about anything (and has) to convince Police Chief Sam ...

    This was a novel that suffered an identity crisis, not sure what it wanted to be: a thriller, police procedural or character study. Contained elements of all three, but for me this worked. There were a few instances where I had to suspend belief, but it also gave me some strong charact...

    3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars! Thank you so much to St. Martin's Press for granting my wish to read this book. Covers of books are usually what initially draws me into deciding which books I want to read and when I seen this cover I just knew that I wanted to read this book! Th...

    Ellery Hathaway is the only survivor of the notorious serial killer, Frances Michael Coben. She was to be victim 17, but FBI agent Reed Markham swept in to rescue her from the fetid, locked closet where she had been kept, the closet where the unlucky 16 who didn?t survive had tried t...

    Years ago Ellery Hathaway became victim number seventeen of serial killer Francis Michael Coben when she was abducted and held captive. Ellery was lucky enough that FBI Agent Reed Markham saw something other investigators hadn't and followed clues to Coben's home where he managed to re...

    The Vanishing Season is an impressive first novel from author Joanna Schaffhausen. The cover and title initially grabbed my attention, so I was very pleased that St. Martin's Press granted my wish to read this book on Net Galley. No one around Ellery Hathaway really knows her. They...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?It?s not up to you to stop it, not by yourself. You?re just one person, Ellie.? ?Yeah, but I?m the one he wants.? The Vanishing Season would most definitely NOT pass the Ron 2.0 smell test . . . . ...

    About: The Vanishing Season is a mystery thriller written by Joanna Schaffhausen. It was recently published on 12/5/17 by Minotaur Books, an imprint of St. Martin?s Press, hardcover, 288 pages. The genres are mystery, thriller, suspense, and fiction. This book is the author?s debut...

    3.5 Stars I'm not sure I would call this a thriller, but more of a crime, police-procedural mystery. This is a debut author and I did enjoy her writing for the most part. It started off very compelling as a kidnapping occurs, but ultimately does not keep up with the pace of the in...

    I?ve done it! I?ve finally done it!! I?ve found an author whose writing is worthy of being compared to Tess Gerritsen in a sentence like ?I?ve finally found an author as good as Tess? or ?This book had everything I love about Tess books and more, and it?s not even writ...

    For a debut novel this is an excellent police procedural / mystery. At the age of 14, on her birthday, Ellery Hathaway is kidnapped by a serial killer. After three harrowing days she is rescued by FBI agent Reed Markham. Fast forward several years into the future we find Ellery...

    The Vanishing Season kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time I was reading it. It?s a highly entertaining read with a sympathetic, likeable protagonist and a clever mystery with a satisfying and realistic resolution. As the story careens towards its ultimate thrilling conclusi...

    For the past 3 years, Ellery Hathaway has received the same card on her birthday. From a relative? Perhaps a friend. Uh, no. The cards may be unsigned but she knows exactly what their arrival means. Ellie is a cop in the rural town of Woodbury. It?s a sleepy place where crimes ra...

    ???? / 5 My reviews and (maybe) some other random thoughts can also be seen at https://readingbetweenwinessite.wordp... ____________________________________________________________ It would appear that I liked The Vanishing Season more than a lot of other people I k...

    Clever, disturbing, and highly suspenseful! In this debut novel by Schaffhausen, The Vanishing Season, we are introduced to the tenacious, scarred Officer Hathaway and the once heroic now spiritless Agent Reed as they hunt for a serial killer with an all-consuming obsession and a pe...

    Please visit https://www.mysteryinminutes.com/revi... to read the complete MINM review. Five very bright stars from me for The Vanishing Season by Joanna Schaffhausen. One of the most accomplished crime fiction debuts read by Mystery in Minutes in 2017, with a plot that draws the rea...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The Vanishing Season follows Ellery Hathaway, small town cop and one time serial killer victim, as she's faced with the awful truth that her past may be coming back to haunt her. Ellery was abducted on her birthday 14...

    The Vanishing Seasons is a fabulous book! This is the kind of book that I breezed through, and that I felt from the very start that I would love and I was not wrong. The story is engrossing. Officer Ellery Hathaway is a young woman, the only surviving victim of a serial killer, and she...

  • Cindy Burnett
    Dec 03, 2017

    3.5* At the age of 14, Ellie was taken by an infamous serial killer. Close to death, she was rescued by FBI agent Reed Markham. Years later, Ellie is now a police officer in the small town of Woodbury, Massachusetts. Once again she turns to Agent Reed for help. People are suddenly van...

    Let's just pause for a moment to acknowledge that BEAUTIFUL cover. Not to mention how perfect it fits this cozy little mystery! Thank you to St. Martin's Press for granting my wish! What a wish this was :). The Vanishing Season is an addicting and unique thriller that will grab you...

    3.5 stars The Vanishing Season was another Traveling Sisters read that I squeezed in with Kaceey between our Sister reads. The Vanishing Season is a haunting, enjoyable, fast-paced and suspenseful crime mystery thriller with a little creep added to it that had us intrigued but w...

    3.5 Stars. Enticing prologue! Entertaining debut! WHO saw it happen 14 years ago and kept it a secret? Ellery Hathaway is a police officer with a scarred past working in the small town of Woodbury, Massachusetts, and she'll do just about anything (and has) to convince Police Chief Sam ...

    This was a novel that suffered an identity crisis, not sure what it wanted to be: a thriller, police procedural or character study. Contained elements of all three, but for me this worked. There were a few instances where I had to suspend belief, but it also gave me some strong charact...

    3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars! Thank you so much to St. Martin's Press for granting my wish to read this book. Covers of books are usually what initially draws me into deciding which books I want to read and when I seen this cover I just knew that I wanted to read this book! Th...

    Ellery Hathaway is the only survivor of the notorious serial killer, Frances Michael Coben. She was to be victim 17, but FBI agent Reed Markham swept in to rescue her from the fetid, locked closet where she had been kept, the closet where the unlucky 16 who didn?t survive had tried t...

    Years ago Ellery Hathaway became victim number seventeen of serial killer Francis Michael Coben when she was abducted and held captive. Ellery was lucky enough that FBI Agent Reed Markham saw something other investigators hadn't and followed clues to Coben's home where he managed to re...

    The Vanishing Season is an impressive first novel from author Joanna Schaffhausen. The cover and title initially grabbed my attention, so I was very pleased that St. Martin's Press granted my wish to read this book on Net Galley. No one around Ellery Hathaway really knows her. They...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?It?s not up to you to stop it, not by yourself. You?re just one person, Ellie.? ?Yeah, but I?m the one he wants.? The Vanishing Season would most definitely NOT pass the Ron 2.0 smell test . . . . ...

    About: The Vanishing Season is a mystery thriller written by Joanna Schaffhausen. It was recently published on 12/5/17 by Minotaur Books, an imprint of St. Martin?s Press, hardcover, 288 pages. The genres are mystery, thriller, suspense, and fiction. This book is the author?s debut...

    3.5 Stars I'm not sure I would call this a thriller, but more of a crime, police-procedural mystery. This is a debut author and I did enjoy her writing for the most part. It started off very compelling as a kidnapping occurs, but ultimately does not keep up with the pace of the in...

    I?ve done it! I?ve finally done it!! I?ve found an author whose writing is worthy of being compared to Tess Gerritsen in a sentence like ?I?ve finally found an author as good as Tess? or ?This book had everything I love about Tess books and more, and it?s not even writ...

    For a debut novel this is an excellent police procedural / mystery. At the age of 14, on her birthday, Ellery Hathaway is kidnapped by a serial killer. After three harrowing days she is rescued by FBI agent Reed Markham. Fast forward several years into the future we find Ellery...

    The Vanishing Season kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time I was reading it. It?s a highly entertaining read with a sympathetic, likeable protagonist and a clever mystery with a satisfying and realistic resolution. As the story careens towards its ultimate thrilling conclusi...

  • Diane S ☔
    Dec 23, 2017

    3.5* At the age of 14, Ellie was taken by an infamous serial killer. Close to death, she was rescued by FBI agent Reed Markham. Years later, Ellie is now a police officer in the small town of Woodbury, Massachusetts. Once again she turns to Agent Reed for help. People are suddenly van...

    Let's just pause for a moment to acknowledge that BEAUTIFUL cover. Not to mention how perfect it fits this cozy little mystery! Thank you to St. Martin's Press for granting my wish! What a wish this was :). The Vanishing Season is an addicting and unique thriller that will grab you...

    3.5 stars The Vanishing Season was another Traveling Sisters read that I squeezed in with Kaceey between our Sister reads. The Vanishing Season is a haunting, enjoyable, fast-paced and suspenseful crime mystery thriller with a little creep added to it that had us intrigued but w...

    3.5 Stars. Enticing prologue! Entertaining debut! WHO saw it happen 14 years ago and kept it a secret? Ellery Hathaway is a police officer with a scarred past working in the small town of Woodbury, Massachusetts, and she'll do just about anything (and has) to convince Police Chief Sam ...

    This was a novel that suffered an identity crisis, not sure what it wanted to be: a thriller, police procedural or character study. Contained elements of all three, but for me this worked. There were a few instances where I had to suspend belief, but it also gave me some strong charact...

  • Jasmine from How Useful It Is
    Jan 08, 2018

    3.5* At the age of 14, Ellie was taken by an infamous serial killer. Close to death, she was rescued by FBI agent Reed Markham. Years later, Ellie is now a police officer in the small town of Woodbury, Massachusetts. Once again she turns to Agent Reed for help. People are suddenly van...

    Let's just pause for a moment to acknowledge that BEAUTIFUL cover. Not to mention how perfect it fits this cozy little mystery! Thank you to St. Martin's Press for granting my wish! What a wish this was :). The Vanishing Season is an addicting and unique thriller that will grab you...

    3.5 stars The Vanishing Season was another Traveling Sisters read that I squeezed in with Kaceey between our Sister reads. The Vanishing Season is a haunting, enjoyable, fast-paced and suspenseful crime mystery thriller with a little creep added to it that had us intrigued but w...

    3.5 Stars. Enticing prologue! Entertaining debut! WHO saw it happen 14 years ago and kept it a secret? Ellery Hathaway is a police officer with a scarred past working in the small town of Woodbury, Massachusetts, and she'll do just about anything (and has) to convince Police Chief Sam ...

    This was a novel that suffered an identity crisis, not sure what it wanted to be: a thriller, police procedural or character study. Contained elements of all three, but for me this worked. There were a few instances where I had to suspend belief, but it also gave me some strong charact...

    3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars! Thank you so much to St. Martin's Press for granting my wish to read this book. Covers of books are usually what initially draws me into deciding which books I want to read and when I seen this cover I just knew that I wanted to read this book! Th...

    Ellery Hathaway is the only survivor of the notorious serial killer, Frances Michael Coben. She was to be victim 17, but FBI agent Reed Markham swept in to rescue her from the fetid, locked closet where she had been kept, the closet where the unlucky 16 who didn?t survive had tried t...

    Years ago Ellery Hathaway became victim number seventeen of serial killer Francis Michael Coben when she was abducted and held captive. Ellery was lucky enough that FBI Agent Reed Markham saw something other investigators hadn't and followed clues to Coben's home where he managed to re...

    The Vanishing Season is an impressive first novel from author Joanna Schaffhausen. The cover and title initially grabbed my attention, so I was very pleased that St. Martin's Press granted my wish to read this book on Net Galley. No one around Ellery Hathaway really knows her. They...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?It?s not up to you to stop it, not by yourself. You?re just one person, Ellie.? ?Yeah, but I?m the one he wants.? The Vanishing Season would most definitely NOT pass the Ron 2.0 smell test . . . . ...

    About: The Vanishing Season is a mystery thriller written by Joanna Schaffhausen. It was recently published on 12/5/17 by Minotaur Books, an imprint of St. Martin?s Press, hardcover, 288 pages. The genres are mystery, thriller, suspense, and fiction. This book is the author?s debut...

  • Reading.Between.Wines
    Nov 26, 2017

    3.5* At the age of 14, Ellie was taken by an infamous serial killer. Close to death, she was rescued by FBI agent Reed Markham. Years later, Ellie is now a police officer in the small town of Woodbury, Massachusetts. Once again she turns to Agent Reed for help. People are suddenly van...

    Let's just pause for a moment to acknowledge that BEAUTIFUL cover. Not to mention how perfect it fits this cozy little mystery! Thank you to St. Martin's Press for granting my wish! What a wish this was :). The Vanishing Season is an addicting and unique thriller that will grab you...

    3.5 stars The Vanishing Season was another Traveling Sisters read that I squeezed in with Kaceey between our Sister reads. The Vanishing Season is a haunting, enjoyable, fast-paced and suspenseful crime mystery thriller with a little creep added to it that had us intrigued but w...

    3.5 Stars. Enticing prologue! Entertaining debut! WHO saw it happen 14 years ago and kept it a secret? Ellery Hathaway is a police officer with a scarred past working in the small town of Woodbury, Massachusetts, and she'll do just about anything (and has) to convince Police Chief Sam ...

    This was a novel that suffered an identity crisis, not sure what it wanted to be: a thriller, police procedural or character study. Contained elements of all three, but for me this worked. There were a few instances where I had to suspend belief, but it also gave me some strong charact...

    3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars! Thank you so much to St. Martin's Press for granting my wish to read this book. Covers of books are usually what initially draws me into deciding which books I want to read and when I seen this cover I just knew that I wanted to read this book! Th...

    Ellery Hathaway is the only survivor of the notorious serial killer, Frances Michael Coben. She was to be victim 17, but FBI agent Reed Markham swept in to rescue her from the fetid, locked closet where she had been kept, the closet where the unlucky 16 who didn?t survive had tried t...

    Years ago Ellery Hathaway became victim number seventeen of serial killer Francis Michael Coben when she was abducted and held captive. Ellery was lucky enough that FBI Agent Reed Markham saw something other investigators hadn't and followed clues to Coben's home where he managed to re...

    The Vanishing Season is an impressive first novel from author Joanna Schaffhausen. The cover and title initially grabbed my attention, so I was very pleased that St. Martin's Press granted my wish to read this book on Net Galley. No one around Ellery Hathaway really knows her. They...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?It?s not up to you to stop it, not by yourself. You?re just one person, Ellie.? ?Yeah, but I?m the one he wants.? The Vanishing Season would most definitely NOT pass the Ron 2.0 smell test . . . . ...

    About: The Vanishing Season is a mystery thriller written by Joanna Schaffhausen. It was recently published on 12/5/17 by Minotaur Books, an imprint of St. Martin?s Press, hardcover, 288 pages. The genres are mystery, thriller, suspense, and fiction. This book is the author?s debut...

    3.5 Stars I'm not sure I would call this a thriller, but more of a crime, police-procedural mystery. This is a debut author and I did enjoy her writing for the most part. It started off very compelling as a kidnapping occurs, but ultimately does not keep up with the pace of the in...

    I?ve done it! I?ve finally done it!! I?ve found an author whose writing is worthy of being compared to Tess Gerritsen in a sentence like ?I?ve finally found an author as good as Tess? or ?This book had everything I love about Tess books and more, and it?s not even writ...

    For a debut novel this is an excellent police procedural / mystery. At the age of 14, on her birthday, Ellery Hathaway is kidnapped by a serial killer. After three harrowing days she is rescued by FBI agent Reed Markham. Fast forward several years into the future we find Ellery...

    The Vanishing Season kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time I was reading it. It?s a highly entertaining read with a sympathetic, likeable protagonist and a clever mystery with a satisfying and realistic resolution. As the story careens towards its ultimate thrilling conclusi...

    For the past 3 years, Ellery Hathaway has received the same card on her birthday. From a relative? Perhaps a friend. Uh, no. The cards may be unsigned but she knows exactly what their arrival means. Ellie is a cop in the rural town of Woodbury. It?s a sleepy place where crimes ra...

    ???? / 5 My reviews and (maybe) some other random thoughts can also be seen at https://readingbetweenwinessite.wordp... ____________________________________________________________ It would appear that I liked The Vanishing Season more than a lot of other people I k...

  • Carol
    Nov 08, 2017

    3.5* At the age of 14, Ellie was taken by an infamous serial killer. Close to death, she was rescued by FBI agent Reed Markham. Years later, Ellie is now a police officer in the small town of Woodbury, Massachusetts. Once again she turns to Agent Reed for help. People are suddenly van...

    Let's just pause for a moment to acknowledge that BEAUTIFUL cover. Not to mention how perfect it fits this cozy little mystery! Thank you to St. Martin's Press for granting my wish! What a wish this was :). The Vanishing Season is an addicting and unique thriller that will grab you...

    3.5 stars The Vanishing Season was another Traveling Sisters read that I squeezed in with Kaceey between our Sister reads. The Vanishing Season is a haunting, enjoyable, fast-paced and suspenseful crime mystery thriller with a little creep added to it that had us intrigued but w...

    3.5 Stars. Enticing prologue! Entertaining debut! WHO saw it happen 14 years ago and kept it a secret? Ellery Hathaway is a police officer with a scarred past working in the small town of Woodbury, Massachusetts, and she'll do just about anything (and has) to convince Police Chief Sam ...

  • Lee
    May 16, 2018

    3.5* At the age of 14, Ellie was taken by an infamous serial killer. Close to death, she was rescued by FBI agent Reed Markham. Years later, Ellie is now a police officer in the small town of Woodbury, Massachusetts. Once again she turns to Agent Reed for help. People are suddenly van...

    Let's just pause for a moment to acknowledge that BEAUTIFUL cover. Not to mention how perfect it fits this cozy little mystery! Thank you to St. Martin's Press for granting my wish! What a wish this was :). The Vanishing Season is an addicting and unique thriller that will grab you...

    3.5 stars The Vanishing Season was another Traveling Sisters read that I squeezed in with Kaceey between our Sister reads. The Vanishing Season is a haunting, enjoyable, fast-paced and suspenseful crime mystery thriller with a little creep added to it that had us intrigued but w...

    3.5 Stars. Enticing prologue! Entertaining debut! WHO saw it happen 14 years ago and kept it a secret? Ellery Hathaway is a police officer with a scarred past working in the small town of Woodbury, Massachusetts, and she'll do just about anything (and has) to convince Police Chief Sam ...

    This was a novel that suffered an identity crisis, not sure what it wanted to be: a thriller, police procedural or character study. Contained elements of all three, but for me this worked. There were a few instances where I had to suspend belief, but it also gave me some strong charact...

    3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars! Thank you so much to St. Martin's Press for granting my wish to read this book. Covers of books are usually what initially draws me into deciding which books I want to read and when I seen this cover I just knew that I wanted to read this book! Th...

    Ellery Hathaway is the only survivor of the notorious serial killer, Frances Michael Coben. She was to be victim 17, but FBI agent Reed Markham swept in to rescue her from the fetid, locked closet where she had been kept, the closet where the unlucky 16 who didn?t survive had tried t...

    Years ago Ellery Hathaway became victim number seventeen of serial killer Francis Michael Coben when she was abducted and held captive. Ellery was lucky enough that FBI Agent Reed Markham saw something other investigators hadn't and followed clues to Coben's home where he managed to re...

    The Vanishing Season is an impressive first novel from author Joanna Schaffhausen. The cover and title initially grabbed my attention, so I was very pleased that St. Martin's Press granted my wish to read this book on Net Galley. No one around Ellery Hathaway really knows her. They...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?It?s not up to you to stop it, not by yourself. You?re just one person, Ellie.? ?Yeah, but I?m the one he wants.? The Vanishing Season would most definitely NOT pass the Ron 2.0 smell test . . . . ...

    About: The Vanishing Season is a mystery thriller written by Joanna Schaffhausen. It was recently published on 12/5/17 by Minotaur Books, an imprint of St. Martin?s Press, hardcover, 288 pages. The genres are mystery, thriller, suspense, and fiction. This book is the author?s debut...

    3.5 Stars I'm not sure I would call this a thriller, but more of a crime, police-procedural mystery. This is a debut author and I did enjoy her writing for the most part. It started off very compelling as a kidnapping occurs, but ultimately does not keep up with the pace of the in...

    I?ve done it! I?ve finally done it!! I?ve found an author whose writing is worthy of being compared to Tess Gerritsen in a sentence like ?I?ve finally found an author as good as Tess? or ?This book had everything I love about Tess books and more, and it?s not even writ...

    For a debut novel this is an excellent police procedural / mystery. At the age of 14, on her birthday, Ellery Hathaway is kidnapped by a serial killer. After three harrowing days she is rescued by FBI agent Reed Markham. Fast forward several years into the future we find Ellery...

    The Vanishing Season kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time I was reading it. It?s a highly entertaining read with a sympathetic, likeable protagonist and a clever mystery with a satisfying and realistic resolution. As the story careens towards its ultimate thrilling conclusi...

    For the past 3 years, Ellery Hathaway has received the same card on her birthday. From a relative? Perhaps a friend. Uh, no. The cards may be unsigned but she knows exactly what their arrival means. Ellie is a cop in the rural town of Woodbury. It?s a sleepy place where crimes ra...

    ???? / 5 My reviews and (maybe) some other random thoughts can also be seen at https://readingbetweenwinessite.wordp... ____________________________________________________________ It would appear that I liked The Vanishing Season more than a lot of other people I k...

    Clever, disturbing, and highly suspenseful! In this debut novel by Schaffhausen, The Vanishing Season, we are introduced to the tenacious, scarred Officer Hathaway and the once heroic now spiritless Agent Reed as they hunt for a serial killer with an all-consuming obsession and a pe...

    Please visit https://www.mysteryinminutes.com/revi... to read the complete MINM review. Five very bright stars from me for The Vanishing Season by Joanna Schaffhausen. One of the most accomplished crime fiction debuts read by Mystery in Minutes in 2017, with a plot that draws the rea...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The Vanishing Season follows Ellery Hathaway, small town cop and one time serial killer victim, as she's faced with the awful truth that her past may be coming back to haunt her. Ellery was abducted on her birthday 14...

    The Vanishing Seasons is a fabulous book! This is the kind of book that I breezed through, and that I felt from the very start that I would love and I was not wrong. The story is engrossing. Officer Ellery Hathaway is a young woman, the only surviving victim of a serial killer, and she...

    4.5 Winning Debut Stars * * * *1/2 Spoiler Free-It's Live!!! This had all the elements to cause continual reading...I took longer breaks at work... stayed up too late and got up early because I could not read this fast enough. I have a history of being a Mystery reader so my mind...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It kept me enthralled the whole time. I enjoyed every minute! Highly recommend! What a great start to 2018!!! ...

    Beautifully done and tense thriller about a victim turned cop who believes another killer is on the loose but nobody will believe her. Turning to the man who saved her for help, together they uncover the secrets of the small town she now lives in. Compelling stuff. I was very fond o...

    This novel reads like the author really likes to watch the Hallmark Channel or Lifetime movies. And that?s not necessarily a bad thing, if you?re into that. Lort knows, I?ve binged all of the Aurora Teagarden movies like a fucking champ. The Vanishing Season ticks off a lot...

    THE VANISHING SEASON by Joanna Schaffhausen - Thank you so much to the fabulous Minotaur Books for providing my free copy - all opinions are my own. Summary: Ellery Hathaway is the soul survivor of a string of murders at the hand of a serial killer, Frances Michael Coben. S...

    This opens with a bang that grabbed my attention right away, fourteen years ago a young woman was kidnapped and tortured by a twisted serial killer and she?s the only victim to make it out alive. Someone saw Ellery the day she was taken, but they?ve remained silent all of these yea...

    Reminiscent of Mary Higgins Clark, The Vanishing Season is just dark enough and with the right amount of small twists to keep you guessing. A serial killer may be on the lose the small town where Ellery is a cop, but no one else believes her. Worse yet, the crimes may be linked to ...

    I used to love creepy books about serial murderers but as I?ve aged and had children, I?ve found they scare me too much to make them regular fare. However, Joanna Schaffhausen is a good friend of a good friend of mine meaning I feel like I know her (even though the limit of our fri...

  • Brenda - Traveling Sister
    Nov 21, 2017

    3.5* At the age of 14, Ellie was taken by an infamous serial killer. Close to death, she was rescued by FBI agent Reed Markham. Years later, Ellie is now a police officer in the small town of Woodbury, Massachusetts. Once again she turns to Agent Reed for help. People are suddenly van...

    Let's just pause for a moment to acknowledge that BEAUTIFUL cover. Not to mention how perfect it fits this cozy little mystery! Thank you to St. Martin's Press for granting my wish! What a wish this was :). The Vanishing Season is an addicting and unique thriller that will grab you...

    3.5 stars The Vanishing Season was another Traveling Sisters read that I squeezed in with Kaceey between our Sister reads. The Vanishing Season is a haunting, enjoyable, fast-paced and suspenseful crime mystery thriller with a little creep added to it that had us intrigued but w...

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Jan 07, 2018

    3.5* At the age of 14, Ellie was taken by an infamous serial killer. Close to death, she was rescued by FBI agent Reed Markham. Years later, Ellie is now a police officer in the small town of Woodbury, Massachusetts. Once again she turns to Agent Reed for help. People are suddenly van...

    Let's just pause for a moment to acknowledge that BEAUTIFUL cover. Not to mention how perfect it fits this cozy little mystery! Thank you to St. Martin's Press for granting my wish! What a wish this was :). The Vanishing Season is an addicting and unique thriller that will grab you...

    3.5 stars The Vanishing Season was another Traveling Sisters read that I squeezed in with Kaceey between our Sister reads. The Vanishing Season is a haunting, enjoyable, fast-paced and suspenseful crime mystery thriller with a little creep added to it that had us intrigued but w...

    3.5 Stars. Enticing prologue! Entertaining debut! WHO saw it happen 14 years ago and kept it a secret? Ellery Hathaway is a police officer with a scarred past working in the small town of Woodbury, Massachusetts, and she'll do just about anything (and has) to convince Police Chief Sam ...

    This was a novel that suffered an identity crisis, not sure what it wanted to be: a thriller, police procedural or character study. Contained elements of all three, but for me this worked. There were a few instances where I had to suspend belief, but it also gave me some strong charact...

    3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars! Thank you so much to St. Martin's Press for granting my wish to read this book. Covers of books are usually what initially draws me into deciding which books I want to read and when I seen this cover I just knew that I wanted to read this book! Th...

    Ellery Hathaway is the only survivor of the notorious serial killer, Frances Michael Coben. She was to be victim 17, but FBI agent Reed Markham swept in to rescue her from the fetid, locked closet where she had been kept, the closet where the unlucky 16 who didn?t survive had tried t...

    Years ago Ellery Hathaway became victim number seventeen of serial killer Francis Michael Coben when she was abducted and held captive. Ellery was lucky enough that FBI Agent Reed Markham saw something other investigators hadn't and followed clues to Coben's home where he managed to re...

    The Vanishing Season is an impressive first novel from author Joanna Schaffhausen. The cover and title initially grabbed my attention, so I was very pleased that St. Martin's Press granted my wish to read this book on Net Galley. No one around Ellery Hathaway really knows her. They...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?It?s not up to you to stop it, not by yourself. You?re just one person, Ellie.? ?Yeah, but I?m the one he wants.? The Vanishing Season would most definitely NOT pass the Ron 2.0 smell test . . . . ...

  • Kaceey - Traveling Sister
    Nov 28, 2017

    3.5* At the age of 14, Ellie was taken by an infamous serial killer. Close to death, she was rescued by FBI agent Reed Markham. Years later, Ellie is now a police officer in the small town of Woodbury, Massachusetts. Once again she turns to Agent Reed for help. People are suddenly van...

  • Amy
    Dec 22, 2017

    3.5* At the age of 14, Ellie was taken by an infamous serial killer. Close to death, she was rescued by FBI agent Reed Markham. Years later, Ellie is now a police officer in the small town of Woodbury, Massachusetts. Once again she turns to Agent Reed for help. People are suddenly van...

    Let's just pause for a moment to acknowledge that BEAUTIFUL cover. Not to mention how perfect it fits this cozy little mystery! Thank you to St. Martin's Press for granting my wish! What a wish this was :). The Vanishing Season is an addicting and unique thriller that will grab you...

    3.5 stars The Vanishing Season was another Traveling Sisters read that I squeezed in with Kaceey between our Sister reads. The Vanishing Season is a haunting, enjoyable, fast-paced and suspenseful crime mystery thriller with a little creep added to it that had us intrigued but w...

    3.5 Stars. Enticing prologue! Entertaining debut! WHO saw it happen 14 years ago and kept it a secret? Ellery Hathaway is a police officer with a scarred past working in the small town of Woodbury, Massachusetts, and she'll do just about anything (and has) to convince Police Chief Sam ...

    This was a novel that suffered an identity crisis, not sure what it wanted to be: a thriller, police procedural or character study. Contained elements of all three, but for me this worked. There were a few instances where I had to suspend belief, but it also gave me some strong charact...

    3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars! Thank you so much to St. Martin's Press for granting my wish to read this book. Covers of books are usually what initially draws me into deciding which books I want to read and when I seen this cover I just knew that I wanted to read this book! Th...

    Ellery Hathaway is the only survivor of the notorious serial killer, Frances Michael Coben. She was to be victim 17, but FBI agent Reed Markham swept in to rescue her from the fetid, locked closet where she had been kept, the closet where the unlucky 16 who didn?t survive had tried t...

    Years ago Ellery Hathaway became victim number seventeen of serial killer Francis Michael Coben when she was abducted and held captive. Ellery was lucky enough that FBI Agent Reed Markham saw something other investigators hadn't and followed clues to Coben's home where he managed to re...

    The Vanishing Season is an impressive first novel from author Joanna Schaffhausen. The cover and title initially grabbed my attention, so I was very pleased that St. Martin's Press granted my wish to read this book on Net Galley. No one around Ellery Hathaway really knows her. They...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?It?s not up to you to stop it, not by yourself. You?re just one person, Ellie.? ?Yeah, but I?m the one he wants.? The Vanishing Season would most definitely NOT pass the Ron 2.0 smell test . . . . ...

    About: The Vanishing Season is a mystery thriller written by Joanna Schaffhausen. It was recently published on 12/5/17 by Minotaur Books, an imprint of St. Martin?s Press, hardcover, 288 pages. The genres are mystery, thriller, suspense, and fiction. This book is the author?s debut...

    3.5 Stars I'm not sure I would call this a thriller, but more of a crime, police-procedural mystery. This is a debut author and I did enjoy her writing for the most part. It started off very compelling as a kidnapping occurs, but ultimately does not keep up with the pace of the in...

    I?ve done it! I?ve finally done it!! I?ve found an author whose writing is worthy of being compared to Tess Gerritsen in a sentence like ?I?ve finally found an author as good as Tess? or ?This book had everything I love about Tess books and more, and it?s not even writ...

    For a debut novel this is an excellent police procedural / mystery. At the age of 14, on her birthday, Ellery Hathaway is kidnapped by a serial killer. After three harrowing days she is rescued by FBI agent Reed Markham. Fast forward several years into the future we find Ellery...

    The Vanishing Season kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time I was reading it. It?s a highly entertaining read with a sympathetic, likeable protagonist and a clever mystery with a satisfying and realistic resolution. As the story careens towards its ultimate thrilling conclusi...

    For the past 3 years, Ellery Hathaway has received the same card on her birthday. From a relative? Perhaps a friend. Uh, no. The cards may be unsigned but she knows exactly what their arrival means. Ellie is a cop in the rural town of Woodbury. It?s a sleepy place where crimes ra...

    ???? / 5 My reviews and (maybe) some other random thoughts can also be seen at https://readingbetweenwinessite.wordp... ____________________________________________________________ It would appear that I liked The Vanishing Season more than a lot of other people I k...

    Clever, disturbing, and highly suspenseful! In this debut novel by Schaffhausen, The Vanishing Season, we are introduced to the tenacious, scarred Officer Hathaway and the once heroic now spiritless Agent Reed as they hunt for a serial killer with an all-consuming obsession and a pe...

    Please visit https://www.mysteryinminutes.com/revi... to read the complete MINM review. Five very bright stars from me for The Vanishing Season by Joanna Schaffhausen. One of the most accomplished crime fiction debuts read by Mystery in Minutes in 2017, with a plot that draws the rea...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The Vanishing Season follows Ellery Hathaway, small town cop and one time serial killer victim, as she's faced with the awful truth that her past may be coming back to haunt her. Ellery was abducted on her birthday 14...

    The Vanishing Seasons is a fabulous book! This is the kind of book that I breezed through, and that I felt from the very start that I would love and I was not wrong. The story is engrossing. Officer Ellery Hathaway is a young woman, the only surviving victim of a serial killer, and she...

    4.5 Winning Debut Stars * * * *1/2 Spoiler Free-It's Live!!! This had all the elements to cause continual reading...I took longer breaks at work... stayed up too late and got up early because I could not read this fast enough. I have a history of being a Mystery reader so my mind...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It kept me enthralled the whole time. I enjoyed every minute! Highly recommend! What a great start to 2018!!! ...

    Beautifully done and tense thriller about a victim turned cop who believes another killer is on the loose but nobody will believe her. Turning to the man who saved her for help, together they uncover the secrets of the small town she now lives in. Compelling stuff. I was very fond o...

    This novel reads like the author really likes to watch the Hallmark Channel or Lifetime movies. And that?s not necessarily a bad thing, if you?re into that. Lort knows, I?ve binged all of the Aurora Teagarden movies like a fucking champ. The Vanishing Season ticks off a lot...

    THE VANISHING SEASON by Joanna Schaffhausen - Thank you so much to the fabulous Minotaur Books for providing my free copy - all opinions are my own. Summary: Ellery Hathaway is the soul survivor of a string of murders at the hand of a serial killer, Frances Michael Coben. S...

    This opens with a bang that grabbed my attention right away, fourteen years ago a young woman was kidnapped and tortured by a twisted serial killer and she?s the only victim to make it out alive. Someone saw Ellery the day she was taken, but they?ve remained silent all of these yea...

  • Krystin Rachel
    Apr 09, 2018

    3.5* At the age of 14, Ellie was taken by an infamous serial killer. Close to death, she was rescued by FBI agent Reed Markham. Years later, Ellie is now a police officer in the small town of Woodbury, Massachusetts. Once again she turns to Agent Reed for help. People are suddenly van...

    Let's just pause for a moment to acknowledge that BEAUTIFUL cover. Not to mention how perfect it fits this cozy little mystery! Thank you to St. Martin's Press for granting my wish! What a wish this was :). The Vanishing Season is an addicting and unique thriller that will grab you...

    3.5 stars The Vanishing Season was another Traveling Sisters read that I squeezed in with Kaceey between our Sister reads. The Vanishing Season is a haunting, enjoyable, fast-paced and suspenseful crime mystery thriller with a little creep added to it that had us intrigued but w...

    3.5 Stars. Enticing prologue! Entertaining debut! WHO saw it happen 14 years ago and kept it a secret? Ellery Hathaway is a police officer with a scarred past working in the small town of Woodbury, Massachusetts, and she'll do just about anything (and has) to convince Police Chief Sam ...

    This was a novel that suffered an identity crisis, not sure what it wanted to be: a thriller, police procedural or character study. Contained elements of all three, but for me this worked. There were a few instances where I had to suspend belief, but it also gave me some strong charact...

    3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars! Thank you so much to St. Martin's Press for granting my wish to read this book. Covers of books are usually what initially draws me into deciding which books I want to read and when I seen this cover I just knew that I wanted to read this book! Th...

    Ellery Hathaway is the only survivor of the notorious serial killer, Frances Michael Coben. She was to be victim 17, but FBI agent Reed Markham swept in to rescue her from the fetid, locked closet where she had been kept, the closet where the unlucky 16 who didn?t survive had tried t...

    Years ago Ellery Hathaway became victim number seventeen of serial killer Francis Michael Coben when she was abducted and held captive. Ellery was lucky enough that FBI Agent Reed Markham saw something other investigators hadn't and followed clues to Coben's home where he managed to re...

    The Vanishing Season is an impressive first novel from author Joanna Schaffhausen. The cover and title initially grabbed my attention, so I was very pleased that St. Martin's Press granted my wish to read this book on Net Galley. No one around Ellery Hathaway really knows her. They...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?It?s not up to you to stop it, not by yourself. You?re just one person, Ellie.? ?Yeah, but I?m the one he wants.? The Vanishing Season would most definitely NOT pass the Ron 2.0 smell test . . . . ...

    About: The Vanishing Season is a mystery thriller written by Joanna Schaffhausen. It was recently published on 12/5/17 by Minotaur Books, an imprint of St. Martin?s Press, hardcover, 288 pages. The genres are mystery, thriller, suspense, and fiction. This book is the author?s debut...

    3.5 Stars I'm not sure I would call this a thriller, but more of a crime, police-procedural mystery. This is a debut author and I did enjoy her writing for the most part. It started off very compelling as a kidnapping occurs, but ultimately does not keep up with the pace of the in...

    I?ve done it! I?ve finally done it!! I?ve found an author whose writing is worthy of being compared to Tess Gerritsen in a sentence like ?I?ve finally found an author as good as Tess? or ?This book had everything I love about Tess books and more, and it?s not even writ...

    For a debut novel this is an excellent police procedural / mystery. At the age of 14, on her birthday, Ellery Hathaway is kidnapped by a serial killer. After three harrowing days she is rescued by FBI agent Reed Markham. Fast forward several years into the future we find Ellery...

    The Vanishing Season kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time I was reading it. It?s a highly entertaining read with a sympathetic, likeable protagonist and a clever mystery with a satisfying and realistic resolution. As the story careens towards its ultimate thrilling conclusi...

    For the past 3 years, Ellery Hathaway has received the same card on her birthday. From a relative? Perhaps a friend. Uh, no. The cards may be unsigned but she knows exactly what their arrival means. Ellie is a cop in the rural town of Woodbury. It?s a sleepy place where crimes ra...

    ???? / 5 My reviews and (maybe) some other random thoughts can also be seen at https://readingbetweenwinessite.wordp... ____________________________________________________________ It would appear that I liked The Vanishing Season more than a lot of other people I k...

    Clever, disturbing, and highly suspenseful! In this debut novel by Schaffhausen, The Vanishing Season, we are introduced to the tenacious, scarred Officer Hathaway and the once heroic now spiritless Agent Reed as they hunt for a serial killer with an all-consuming obsession and a pe...

    Please visit https://www.mysteryinminutes.com/revi... to read the complete MINM review. Five very bright stars from me for The Vanishing Season by Joanna Schaffhausen. One of the most accomplished crime fiction debuts read by Mystery in Minutes in 2017, with a plot that draws the rea...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The Vanishing Season follows Ellery Hathaway, small town cop and one time serial killer victim, as she's faced with the awful truth that her past may be coming back to haunt her. Ellery was abducted on her birthday 14...

    The Vanishing Seasons is a fabulous book! This is the kind of book that I breezed through, and that I felt from the very start that I would love and I was not wrong. The story is engrossing. Officer Ellery Hathaway is a young woman, the only surviving victim of a serial killer, and she...

    4.5 Winning Debut Stars * * * *1/2 Spoiler Free-It's Live!!! This had all the elements to cause continual reading...I took longer breaks at work... stayed up too late and got up early because I could not read this fast enough. I have a history of being a Mystery reader so my mind...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It kept me enthralled the whole time. I enjoyed every minute! Highly recommend! What a great start to 2018!!! ...

    Beautifully done and tense thriller about a victim turned cop who believes another killer is on the loose but nobody will believe her. Turning to the man who saved her for help, together they uncover the secrets of the small town she now lives in. Compelling stuff. I was very fond o...

    This novel reads like the author really likes to watch the Hallmark Channel or Lifetime movies. And that?s not necessarily a bad thing, if you?re into that. Lort knows, I?ve binged all of the Aurora Teagarden movies like a fucking champ. The Vanishing Season ticks off a lot...

  • Liz Barnsley
    Feb 19, 2018

    3.5* At the age of 14, Ellie was taken by an infamous serial killer. Close to death, she was rescued by FBI agent Reed Markham. Years later, Ellie is now a police officer in the small town of Woodbury, Massachusetts. Once again she turns to Agent Reed for help. People are suddenly van...

    Let's just pause for a moment to acknowledge that BEAUTIFUL cover. Not to mention how perfect it fits this cozy little mystery! Thank you to St. Martin's Press for granting my wish! What a wish this was :). The Vanishing Season is an addicting and unique thriller that will grab you...

    3.5 stars The Vanishing Season was another Traveling Sisters read that I squeezed in with Kaceey between our Sister reads. The Vanishing Season is a haunting, enjoyable, fast-paced and suspenseful crime mystery thriller with a little creep added to it that had us intrigued but w...

    3.5 Stars. Enticing prologue! Entertaining debut! WHO saw it happen 14 years ago and kept it a secret? Ellery Hathaway is a police officer with a scarred past working in the small town of Woodbury, Massachusetts, and she'll do just about anything (and has) to convince Police Chief Sam ...

    This was a novel that suffered an identity crisis, not sure what it wanted to be: a thriller, police procedural or character study. Contained elements of all three, but for me this worked. There were a few instances where I had to suspend belief, but it also gave me some strong charact...

    3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars! Thank you so much to St. Martin's Press for granting my wish to read this book. Covers of books are usually what initially draws me into deciding which books I want to read and when I seen this cover I just knew that I wanted to read this book! Th...

    Ellery Hathaway is the only survivor of the notorious serial killer, Frances Michael Coben. She was to be victim 17, but FBI agent Reed Markham swept in to rescue her from the fetid, locked closet where she had been kept, the closet where the unlucky 16 who didn?t survive had tried t...

    Years ago Ellery Hathaway became victim number seventeen of serial killer Francis Michael Coben when she was abducted and held captive. Ellery was lucky enough that FBI Agent Reed Markham saw something other investigators hadn't and followed clues to Coben's home where he managed to re...

    The Vanishing Season is an impressive first novel from author Joanna Schaffhausen. The cover and title initially grabbed my attention, so I was very pleased that St. Martin's Press granted my wish to read this book on Net Galley. No one around Ellery Hathaway really knows her. They...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?It?s not up to you to stop it, not by yourself. You?re just one person, Ellie.? ?Yeah, but I?m the one he wants.? The Vanishing Season would most definitely NOT pass the Ron 2.0 smell test . . . . ...

    About: The Vanishing Season is a mystery thriller written by Joanna Schaffhausen. It was recently published on 12/5/17 by Minotaur Books, an imprint of St. Martin?s Press, hardcover, 288 pages. The genres are mystery, thriller, suspense, and fiction. This book is the author?s debut...

    3.5 Stars I'm not sure I would call this a thriller, but more of a crime, police-procedural mystery. This is a debut author and I did enjoy her writing for the most part. It started off very compelling as a kidnapping occurs, but ultimately does not keep up with the pace of the in...

    I?ve done it! I?ve finally done it!! I?ve found an author whose writing is worthy of being compared to Tess Gerritsen in a sentence like ?I?ve finally found an author as good as Tess? or ?This book had everything I love about Tess books and more, and it?s not even writ...

    For a debut novel this is an excellent police procedural / mystery. At the age of 14, on her birthday, Ellery Hathaway is kidnapped by a serial killer. After three harrowing days she is rescued by FBI agent Reed Markham. Fast forward several years into the future we find Ellery...

    The Vanishing Season kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time I was reading it. It?s a highly entertaining read with a sympathetic, likeable protagonist and a clever mystery with a satisfying and realistic resolution. As the story careens towards its ultimate thrilling conclusi...

    For the past 3 years, Ellery Hathaway has received the same card on her birthday. From a relative? Perhaps a friend. Uh, no. The cards may be unsigned but she knows exactly what their arrival means. Ellie is a cop in the rural town of Woodbury. It?s a sleepy place where crimes ra...

    ???? / 5 My reviews and (maybe) some other random thoughts can also be seen at https://readingbetweenwinessite.wordp... ____________________________________________________________ It would appear that I liked The Vanishing Season more than a lot of other people I k...

    Clever, disturbing, and highly suspenseful! In this debut novel by Schaffhausen, The Vanishing Season, we are introduced to the tenacious, scarred Officer Hathaway and the once heroic now spiritless Agent Reed as they hunt for a serial killer with an all-consuming obsession and a pe...

    Please visit https://www.mysteryinminutes.com/revi... to read the complete MINM review. Five very bright stars from me for The Vanishing Season by Joanna Schaffhausen. One of the most accomplished crime fiction debuts read by Mystery in Minutes in 2017, with a plot that draws the rea...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The Vanishing Season follows Ellery Hathaway, small town cop and one time serial killer victim, as she's faced with the awful truth that her past may be coming back to haunt her. Ellery was abducted on her birthday 14...

    The Vanishing Seasons is a fabulous book! This is the kind of book that I breezed through, and that I felt from the very start that I would love and I was not wrong. The story is engrossing. Officer Ellery Hathaway is a young woman, the only surviving victim of a serial killer, and she...

    4.5 Winning Debut Stars * * * *1/2 Spoiler Free-It's Live!!! This had all the elements to cause continual reading...I took longer breaks at work... stayed up too late and got up early because I could not read this fast enough. I have a history of being a Mystery reader so my mind...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It kept me enthralled the whole time. I enjoyed every minute! Highly recommend! What a great start to 2018!!! ...

    Beautifully done and tense thriller about a victim turned cop who believes another killer is on the loose but nobody will believe her. Turning to the man who saved her for help, together they uncover the secrets of the small town she now lives in. Compelling stuff. I was very fond o...

  • Wendy'sThoughts
    Nov 08, 2017

    3.5* At the age of 14, Ellie was taken by an infamous serial killer. Close to death, she was rescued by FBI agent Reed Markham. Years later, Ellie is now a police officer in the small town of Woodbury, Massachusetts. Once again she turns to Agent Reed for help. People are suddenly van...

    Let's just pause for a moment to acknowledge that BEAUTIFUL cover. Not to mention how perfect it fits this cozy little mystery! Thank you to St. Martin's Press for granting my wish! What a wish this was :). The Vanishing Season is an addicting and unique thriller that will grab you...

    3.5 stars The Vanishing Season was another Traveling Sisters read that I squeezed in with Kaceey between our Sister reads. The Vanishing Season is a haunting, enjoyable, fast-paced and suspenseful crime mystery thriller with a little creep added to it that had us intrigued but w...

    3.5 Stars. Enticing prologue! Entertaining debut! WHO saw it happen 14 years ago and kept it a secret? Ellery Hathaway is a police officer with a scarred past working in the small town of Woodbury, Massachusetts, and she'll do just about anything (and has) to convince Police Chief Sam ...

    This was a novel that suffered an identity crisis, not sure what it wanted to be: a thriller, police procedural or character study. Contained elements of all three, but for me this worked. There were a few instances where I had to suspend belief, but it also gave me some strong charact...

    3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars! Thank you so much to St. Martin's Press for granting my wish to read this book. Covers of books are usually what initially draws me into deciding which books I want to read and when I seen this cover I just knew that I wanted to read this book! Th...

    Ellery Hathaway is the only survivor of the notorious serial killer, Frances Michael Coben. She was to be victim 17, but FBI agent Reed Markham swept in to rescue her from the fetid, locked closet where she had been kept, the closet where the unlucky 16 who didn?t survive had tried t...

    Years ago Ellery Hathaway became victim number seventeen of serial killer Francis Michael Coben when she was abducted and held captive. Ellery was lucky enough that FBI Agent Reed Markham saw something other investigators hadn't and followed clues to Coben's home where he managed to re...

    The Vanishing Season is an impressive first novel from author Joanna Schaffhausen. The cover and title initially grabbed my attention, so I was very pleased that St. Martin's Press granted my wish to read this book on Net Galley. No one around Ellery Hathaway really knows her. They...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?It?s not up to you to stop it, not by yourself. You?re just one person, Ellie.? ?Yeah, but I?m the one he wants.? The Vanishing Season would most definitely NOT pass the Ron 2.0 smell test . . . . ...

    About: The Vanishing Season is a mystery thriller written by Joanna Schaffhausen. It was recently published on 12/5/17 by Minotaur Books, an imprint of St. Martin?s Press, hardcover, 288 pages. The genres are mystery, thriller, suspense, and fiction. This book is the author?s debut...

    3.5 Stars I'm not sure I would call this a thriller, but more of a crime, police-procedural mystery. This is a debut author and I did enjoy her writing for the most part. It started off very compelling as a kidnapping occurs, but ultimately does not keep up with the pace of the in...

    I?ve done it! I?ve finally done it!! I?ve found an author whose writing is worthy of being compared to Tess Gerritsen in a sentence like ?I?ve finally found an author as good as Tess? or ?This book had everything I love about Tess books and more, and it?s not even writ...

    For a debut novel this is an excellent police procedural / mystery. At the age of 14, on her birthday, Ellery Hathaway is kidnapped by a serial killer. After three harrowing days she is rescued by FBI agent Reed Markham. Fast forward several years into the future we find Ellery...

    The Vanishing Season kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time I was reading it. It?s a highly entertaining read with a sympathetic, likeable protagonist and a clever mystery with a satisfying and realistic resolution. As the story careens towards its ultimate thrilling conclusi...

    For the past 3 years, Ellery Hathaway has received the same card on her birthday. From a relative? Perhaps a friend. Uh, no. The cards may be unsigned but she knows exactly what their arrival means. Ellie is a cop in the rural town of Woodbury. It?s a sleepy place where crimes ra...

    ???? / 5 My reviews and (maybe) some other random thoughts can also be seen at https://readingbetweenwinessite.wordp... ____________________________________________________________ It would appear that I liked The Vanishing Season more than a lot of other people I k...

    Clever, disturbing, and highly suspenseful! In this debut novel by Schaffhausen, The Vanishing Season, we are introduced to the tenacious, scarred Officer Hathaway and the once heroic now spiritless Agent Reed as they hunt for a serial killer with an all-consuming obsession and a pe...

    Please visit https://www.mysteryinminutes.com/revi... to read the complete MINM review. Five very bright stars from me for The Vanishing Season by Joanna Schaffhausen. One of the most accomplished crime fiction debuts read by Mystery in Minutes in 2017, with a plot that draws the rea...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The Vanishing Season follows Ellery Hathaway, small town cop and one time serial killer victim, as she's faced with the awful truth that her past may be coming back to haunt her. Ellery was abducted on her birthday 14...

    The Vanishing Seasons is a fabulous book! This is the kind of book that I breezed through, and that I felt from the very start that I would love and I was not wrong. The story is engrossing. Officer Ellery Hathaway is a young woman, the only surviving victim of a serial killer, and she...

    4.5 Winning Debut Stars * * * *1/2 Spoiler Free-It's Live!!! This had all the elements to cause continual reading...I took longer breaks at work... stayed up too late and got up early because I could not read this fast enough. I have a history of being a Mystery reader so my mind...

  • Zoe
    Sep 19, 2017

    3.5* At the age of 14, Ellie was taken by an infamous serial killer. Close to death, she was rescued by FBI agent Reed Markham. Years later, Ellie is now a police officer in the small town of Woodbury, Massachusetts. Once again she turns to Agent Reed for help. People are suddenly van...

    Let's just pause for a moment to acknowledge that BEAUTIFUL cover. Not to mention how perfect it fits this cozy little mystery! Thank you to St. Martin's Press for granting my wish! What a wish this was :). The Vanishing Season is an addicting and unique thriller that will grab you...

    3.5 stars The Vanishing Season was another Traveling Sisters read that I squeezed in with Kaceey between our Sister reads. The Vanishing Season is a haunting, enjoyable, fast-paced and suspenseful crime mystery thriller with a little creep added to it that had us intrigued but w...

    3.5 Stars. Enticing prologue! Entertaining debut! WHO saw it happen 14 years ago and kept it a secret? Ellery Hathaway is a police officer with a scarred past working in the small town of Woodbury, Massachusetts, and she'll do just about anything (and has) to convince Police Chief Sam ...

    This was a novel that suffered an identity crisis, not sure what it wanted to be: a thriller, police procedural or character study. Contained elements of all three, but for me this worked. There were a few instances where I had to suspend belief, but it also gave me some strong charact...

    3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars! Thank you so much to St. Martin's Press for granting my wish to read this book. Covers of books are usually what initially draws me into deciding which books I want to read and when I seen this cover I just knew that I wanted to read this book! Th...

    Ellery Hathaway is the only survivor of the notorious serial killer, Frances Michael Coben. She was to be victim 17, but FBI agent Reed Markham swept in to rescue her from the fetid, locked closet where she had been kept, the closet where the unlucky 16 who didn?t survive had tried t...

    Years ago Ellery Hathaway became victim number seventeen of serial killer Francis Michael Coben when she was abducted and held captive. Ellery was lucky enough that FBI Agent Reed Markham saw something other investigators hadn't and followed clues to Coben's home where he managed to re...

    The Vanishing Season is an impressive first novel from author Joanna Schaffhausen. The cover and title initially grabbed my attention, so I was very pleased that St. Martin's Press granted my wish to read this book on Net Galley. No one around Ellery Hathaway really knows her. They...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?It?s not up to you to stop it, not by yourself. You?re just one person, Ellie.? ?Yeah, but I?m the one he wants.? The Vanishing Season would most definitely NOT pass the Ron 2.0 smell test . . . . ...

    About: The Vanishing Season is a mystery thriller written by Joanna Schaffhausen. It was recently published on 12/5/17 by Minotaur Books, an imprint of St. Martin?s Press, hardcover, 288 pages. The genres are mystery, thriller, suspense, and fiction. This book is the author?s debut...

    3.5 Stars I'm not sure I would call this a thriller, but more of a crime, police-procedural mystery. This is a debut author and I did enjoy her writing for the most part. It started off very compelling as a kidnapping occurs, but ultimately does not keep up with the pace of the in...

    I?ve done it! I?ve finally done it!! I?ve found an author whose writing is worthy of being compared to Tess Gerritsen in a sentence like ?I?ve finally found an author as good as Tess? or ?This book had everything I love about Tess books and more, and it?s not even writ...

    For a debut novel this is an excellent police procedural / mystery. At the age of 14, on her birthday, Ellery Hathaway is kidnapped by a serial killer. After three harrowing days she is rescued by FBI agent Reed Markham. Fast forward several years into the future we find Ellery...

    The Vanishing Season kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time I was reading it. It?s a highly entertaining read with a sympathetic, likeable protagonist and a clever mystery with a satisfying and realistic resolution. As the story careens towards its ultimate thrilling conclusi...

    For the past 3 years, Ellery Hathaway has received the same card on her birthday. From a relative? Perhaps a friend. Uh, no. The cards may be unsigned but she knows exactly what their arrival means. Ellie is a cop in the rural town of Woodbury. It?s a sleepy place where crimes ra...

    ???? / 5 My reviews and (maybe) some other random thoughts can also be seen at https://readingbetweenwinessite.wordp... ____________________________________________________________ It would appear that I liked The Vanishing Season more than a lot of other people I k...

    Clever, disturbing, and highly suspenseful! In this debut novel by Schaffhausen, The Vanishing Season, we are introduced to the tenacious, scarred Officer Hathaway and the once heroic now spiritless Agent Reed as they hunt for a serial killer with an all-consuming obsession and a pe...

  • Laura/Mystery in Minutes
    Nov 06, 2017

    3.5* At the age of 14, Ellie was taken by an infamous serial killer. Close to death, she was rescued by FBI agent Reed Markham. Years later, Ellie is now a police officer in the small town of Woodbury, Massachusetts. Once again she turns to Agent Reed for help. People are suddenly van...

    Let's just pause for a moment to acknowledge that BEAUTIFUL cover. Not to mention how perfect it fits this cozy little mystery! Thank you to St. Martin's Press for granting my wish! What a wish this was :). The Vanishing Season is an addicting and unique thriller that will grab you...

    3.5 stars The Vanishing Season was another Traveling Sisters read that I squeezed in with Kaceey between our Sister reads. The Vanishing Season is a haunting, enjoyable, fast-paced and suspenseful crime mystery thriller with a little creep added to it that had us intrigued but w...

    3.5 Stars. Enticing prologue! Entertaining debut! WHO saw it happen 14 years ago and kept it a secret? Ellery Hathaway is a police officer with a scarred past working in the small town of Woodbury, Massachusetts, and she'll do just about anything (and has) to convince Police Chief Sam ...

    This was a novel that suffered an identity crisis, not sure what it wanted to be: a thriller, police procedural or character study. Contained elements of all three, but for me this worked. There were a few instances where I had to suspend belief, but it also gave me some strong charact...

    3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars! Thank you so much to St. Martin's Press for granting my wish to read this book. Covers of books are usually what initially draws me into deciding which books I want to read and when I seen this cover I just knew that I wanted to read this book! Th...

    Ellery Hathaway is the only survivor of the notorious serial killer, Frances Michael Coben. She was to be victim 17, but FBI agent Reed Markham swept in to rescue her from the fetid, locked closet where she had been kept, the closet where the unlucky 16 who didn?t survive had tried t...

    Years ago Ellery Hathaway became victim number seventeen of serial killer Francis Michael Coben when she was abducted and held captive. Ellery was lucky enough that FBI Agent Reed Markham saw something other investigators hadn't and followed clues to Coben's home where he managed to re...

    The Vanishing Season is an impressive first novel from author Joanna Schaffhausen. The cover and title initially grabbed my attention, so I was very pleased that St. Martin's Press granted my wish to read this book on Net Galley. No one around Ellery Hathaway really knows her. They...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?It?s not up to you to stop it, not by yourself. You?re just one person, Ellie.? ?Yeah, but I?m the one he wants.? The Vanishing Season would most definitely NOT pass the Ron 2.0 smell test . . . . ...

    About: The Vanishing Season is a mystery thriller written by Joanna Schaffhausen. It was recently published on 12/5/17 by Minotaur Books, an imprint of St. Martin?s Press, hardcover, 288 pages. The genres are mystery, thriller, suspense, and fiction. This book is the author?s debut...

    3.5 Stars I'm not sure I would call this a thriller, but more of a crime, police-procedural mystery. This is a debut author and I did enjoy her writing for the most part. It started off very compelling as a kidnapping occurs, but ultimately does not keep up with the pace of the in...

    I?ve done it! I?ve finally done it!! I?ve found an author whose writing is worthy of being compared to Tess Gerritsen in a sentence like ?I?ve finally found an author as good as Tess? or ?This book had everything I love about Tess books and more, and it?s not even writ...

    For a debut novel this is an excellent police procedural / mystery. At the age of 14, on her birthday, Ellery Hathaway is kidnapped by a serial killer. After three harrowing days she is rescued by FBI agent Reed Markham. Fast forward several years into the future we find Ellery...

    The Vanishing Season kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time I was reading it. It?s a highly entertaining read with a sympathetic, likeable protagonist and a clever mystery with a satisfying and realistic resolution. As the story careens towards its ultimate thrilling conclusi...

    For the past 3 years, Ellery Hathaway has received the same card on her birthday. From a relative? Perhaps a friend. Uh, no. The cards may be unsigned but she knows exactly what their arrival means. Ellie is a cop in the rural town of Woodbury. It?s a sleepy place where crimes ra...

    ???? / 5 My reviews and (maybe) some other random thoughts can also be seen at https://readingbetweenwinessite.wordp... ____________________________________________________________ It would appear that I liked The Vanishing Season more than a lot of other people I k...

    Clever, disturbing, and highly suspenseful! In this debut novel by Schaffhausen, The Vanishing Season, we are introduced to the tenacious, scarred Officer Hathaway and the once heroic now spiritless Agent Reed as they hunt for a serial killer with an all-consuming obsession and a pe...

    Please visit https://www.mysteryinminutes.com/revi... to read the complete MINM review. Five very bright stars from me for The Vanishing Season by Joanna Schaffhausen. One of the most accomplished crime fiction debuts read by Mystery in Minutes in 2017, with a plot that draws the rea...

  • Sarah Joint
    Dec 06, 2017

    3.5* At the age of 14, Ellie was taken by an infamous serial killer. Close to death, she was rescued by FBI agent Reed Markham. Years later, Ellie is now a police officer in the small town of Woodbury, Massachusetts. Once again she turns to Agent Reed for help. People are suddenly van...

    Let's just pause for a moment to acknowledge that BEAUTIFUL cover. Not to mention how perfect it fits this cozy little mystery! Thank you to St. Martin's Press for granting my wish! What a wish this was :). The Vanishing Season is an addicting and unique thriller that will grab you...

    3.5 stars The Vanishing Season was another Traveling Sisters read that I squeezed in with Kaceey between our Sister reads. The Vanishing Season is a haunting, enjoyable, fast-paced and suspenseful crime mystery thriller with a little creep added to it that had us intrigued but w...

    3.5 Stars. Enticing prologue! Entertaining debut! WHO saw it happen 14 years ago and kept it a secret? Ellery Hathaway is a police officer with a scarred past working in the small town of Woodbury, Massachusetts, and she'll do just about anything (and has) to convince Police Chief Sam ...

    This was a novel that suffered an identity crisis, not sure what it wanted to be: a thriller, police procedural or character study. Contained elements of all three, but for me this worked. There were a few instances where I had to suspend belief, but it also gave me some strong charact...

    3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars! Thank you so much to St. Martin's Press for granting my wish to read this book. Covers of books are usually what initially draws me into deciding which books I want to read and when I seen this cover I just knew that I wanted to read this book! Th...

    Ellery Hathaway is the only survivor of the notorious serial killer, Frances Michael Coben. She was to be victim 17, but FBI agent Reed Markham swept in to rescue her from the fetid, locked closet where she had been kept, the closet where the unlucky 16 who didn?t survive had tried t...

    Years ago Ellery Hathaway became victim number seventeen of serial killer Francis Michael Coben when she was abducted and held captive. Ellery was lucky enough that FBI Agent Reed Markham saw something other investigators hadn't and followed clues to Coben's home where he managed to re...

    The Vanishing Season is an impressive first novel from author Joanna Schaffhausen. The cover and title initially grabbed my attention, so I was very pleased that St. Martin's Press granted my wish to read this book on Net Galley. No one around Ellery Hathaway really knows her. They...

  • DeAnna
    Jan 01, 2018

    3.5* At the age of 14, Ellie was taken by an infamous serial killer. Close to death, she was rescued by FBI agent Reed Markham. Years later, Ellie is now a police officer in the small town of Woodbury, Massachusetts. Once again she turns to Agent Reed for help. People are suddenly van...

    Let's just pause for a moment to acknowledge that BEAUTIFUL cover. Not to mention how perfect it fits this cozy little mystery! Thank you to St. Martin's Press for granting my wish! What a wish this was :). The Vanishing Season is an addicting and unique thriller that will grab you...

    3.5 stars The Vanishing Season was another Traveling Sisters read that I squeezed in with Kaceey between our Sister reads. The Vanishing Season is a haunting, enjoyable, fast-paced and suspenseful crime mystery thriller with a little creep added to it that had us intrigued but w...

    3.5 Stars. Enticing prologue! Entertaining debut! WHO saw it happen 14 years ago and kept it a secret? Ellery Hathaway is a police officer with a scarred past working in the small town of Woodbury, Massachusetts, and she'll do just about anything (and has) to convince Police Chief Sam ...

    This was a novel that suffered an identity crisis, not sure what it wanted to be: a thriller, police procedural or character study. Contained elements of all three, but for me this worked. There were a few instances where I had to suspend belief, but it also gave me some strong charact...

    3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars! Thank you so much to St. Martin's Press for granting my wish to read this book. Covers of books are usually what initially draws me into deciding which books I want to read and when I seen this cover I just knew that I wanted to read this book! Th...

    Ellery Hathaway is the only survivor of the notorious serial killer, Frances Michael Coben. She was to be victim 17, but FBI agent Reed Markham swept in to rescue her from the fetid, locked closet where she had been kept, the closet where the unlucky 16 who didn?t survive had tried t...

    Years ago Ellery Hathaway became victim number seventeen of serial killer Francis Michael Coben when she was abducted and held captive. Ellery was lucky enough that FBI Agent Reed Markham saw something other investigators hadn't and followed clues to Coben's home where he managed to re...

    The Vanishing Season is an impressive first novel from author Joanna Schaffhausen. The cover and title initially grabbed my attention, so I was very pleased that St. Martin's Press granted my wish to read this book on Net Galley. No one around Ellery Hathaway really knows her. They...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?It?s not up to you to stop it, not by yourself. You?re just one person, Ellie.? ?Yeah, but I?m the one he wants.? The Vanishing Season would most definitely NOT pass the Ron 2.0 smell test . . . . ...

    About: The Vanishing Season is a mystery thriller written by Joanna Schaffhausen. It was recently published on 12/5/17 by Minotaur Books, an imprint of St. Martin?s Press, hardcover, 288 pages. The genres are mystery, thriller, suspense, and fiction. This book is the author?s debut...

    3.5 Stars I'm not sure I would call this a thriller, but more of a crime, police-procedural mystery. This is a debut author and I did enjoy her writing for the most part. It started off very compelling as a kidnapping occurs, but ultimately does not keep up with the pace of the in...

    I?ve done it! I?ve finally done it!! I?ve found an author whose writing is worthy of being compared to Tess Gerritsen in a sentence like ?I?ve finally found an author as good as Tess? or ?This book had everything I love about Tess books and more, and it?s not even writ...

    For a debut novel this is an excellent police procedural / mystery. At the age of 14, on her birthday, Ellery Hathaway is kidnapped by a serial killer. After three harrowing days she is rescued by FBI agent Reed Markham. Fast forward several years into the future we find Ellery...

    The Vanishing Season kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time I was reading it. It?s a highly entertaining read with a sympathetic, likeable protagonist and a clever mystery with a satisfying and realistic resolution. As the story careens towards its ultimate thrilling conclusi...

    For the past 3 years, Ellery Hathaway has received the same card on her birthday. From a relative? Perhaps a friend. Uh, no. The cards may be unsigned but she knows exactly what their arrival means. Ellie is a cop in the rural town of Woodbury. It?s a sleepy place where crimes ra...

    ???? / 5 My reviews and (maybe) some other random thoughts can also be seen at https://readingbetweenwinessite.wordp... ____________________________________________________________ It would appear that I liked The Vanishing Season more than a lot of other people I k...

    Clever, disturbing, and highly suspenseful! In this debut novel by Schaffhausen, The Vanishing Season, we are introduced to the tenacious, scarred Officer Hathaway and the once heroic now spiritless Agent Reed as they hunt for a serial killer with an all-consuming obsession and a pe...

    Please visit https://www.mysteryinminutes.com/revi... to read the complete MINM review. Five very bright stars from me for The Vanishing Season by Joanna Schaffhausen. One of the most accomplished crime fiction debuts read by Mystery in Minutes in 2017, with a plot that draws the rea...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The Vanishing Season follows Ellery Hathaway, small town cop and one time serial killer victim, as she's faced with the awful truth that her past may be coming back to haunt her. Ellery was abducted on her birthday 14...

    The Vanishing Seasons is a fabulous book! This is the kind of book that I breezed through, and that I felt from the very start that I would love and I was not wrong. The story is engrossing. Officer Ellery Hathaway is a young woman, the only surviving victim of a serial killer, and she...

    4.5 Winning Debut Stars * * * *1/2 Spoiler Free-It's Live!!! This had all the elements to cause continual reading...I took longer breaks at work... stayed up too late and got up early because I could not read this fast enough. I have a history of being a Mystery reader so my mind...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It kept me enthralled the whole time. I enjoyed every minute! Highly recommend! What a great start to 2018!!! ...

  • Janelle
    Dec 27, 2017

    3.5* At the age of 14, Ellie was taken by an infamous serial killer. Close to death, she was rescued by FBI agent Reed Markham. Years later, Ellie is now a police officer in the small town of Woodbury, Massachusetts. Once again she turns to Agent Reed for help. People are suddenly van...

    Let's just pause for a moment to acknowledge that BEAUTIFUL cover. Not to mention how perfect it fits this cozy little mystery! Thank you to St. Martin's Press for granting my wish! What a wish this was :). The Vanishing Season is an addicting and unique thriller that will grab you...

    3.5 stars The Vanishing Season was another Traveling Sisters read that I squeezed in with Kaceey between our Sister reads. The Vanishing Season is a haunting, enjoyable, fast-paced and suspenseful crime mystery thriller with a little creep added to it that had us intrigued but w...

    3.5 Stars. Enticing prologue! Entertaining debut! WHO saw it happen 14 years ago and kept it a secret? Ellery Hathaway is a police officer with a scarred past working in the small town of Woodbury, Massachusetts, and she'll do just about anything (and has) to convince Police Chief Sam ...

    This was a novel that suffered an identity crisis, not sure what it wanted to be: a thriller, police procedural or character study. Contained elements of all three, but for me this worked. There were a few instances where I had to suspend belief, but it also gave me some strong charact...

    3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars! Thank you so much to St. Martin's Press for granting my wish to read this book. Covers of books are usually what initially draws me into deciding which books I want to read and when I seen this cover I just knew that I wanted to read this book! Th...

    Ellery Hathaway is the only survivor of the notorious serial killer, Frances Michael Coben. She was to be victim 17, but FBI agent Reed Markham swept in to rescue her from the fetid, locked closet where she had been kept, the closet where the unlucky 16 who didn?t survive had tried t...

    Years ago Ellery Hathaway became victim number seventeen of serial killer Francis Michael Coben when she was abducted and held captive. Ellery was lucky enough that FBI Agent Reed Markham saw something other investigators hadn't and followed clues to Coben's home where he managed to re...

    The Vanishing Season is an impressive first novel from author Joanna Schaffhausen. The cover and title initially grabbed my attention, so I was very pleased that St. Martin's Press granted my wish to read this book on Net Galley. No one around Ellery Hathaway really knows her. They...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?It?s not up to you to stop it, not by yourself. You?re just one person, Ellie.? ?Yeah, but I?m the one he wants.? The Vanishing Season would most definitely NOT pass the Ron 2.0 smell test . . . . ...

    About: The Vanishing Season is a mystery thriller written by Joanna Schaffhausen. It was recently published on 12/5/17 by Minotaur Books, an imprint of St. Martin?s Press, hardcover, 288 pages. The genres are mystery, thriller, suspense, and fiction. This book is the author?s debut...

    3.5 Stars I'm not sure I would call this a thriller, but more of a crime, police-procedural mystery. This is a debut author and I did enjoy her writing for the most part. It started off very compelling as a kidnapping occurs, but ultimately does not keep up with the pace of the in...

    I?ve done it! I?ve finally done it!! I?ve found an author whose writing is worthy of being compared to Tess Gerritsen in a sentence like ?I?ve finally found an author as good as Tess? or ?This book had everything I love about Tess books and more, and it?s not even writ...

    For a debut novel this is an excellent police procedural / mystery. At the age of 14, on her birthday, Ellery Hathaway is kidnapped by a serial killer. After three harrowing days she is rescued by FBI agent Reed Markham. Fast forward several years into the future we find Ellery...

    The Vanishing Season kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time I was reading it. It?s a highly entertaining read with a sympathetic, likeable protagonist and a clever mystery with a satisfying and realistic resolution. As the story careens towards its ultimate thrilling conclusi...

    For the past 3 years, Ellery Hathaway has received the same card on her birthday. From a relative? Perhaps a friend. Uh, no. The cards may be unsigned but she knows exactly what their arrival means. Ellie is a cop in the rural town of Woodbury. It?s a sleepy place where crimes ra...

    ???? / 5 My reviews and (maybe) some other random thoughts can also be seen at https://readingbetweenwinessite.wordp... ____________________________________________________________ It would appear that I liked The Vanishing Season more than a lot of other people I k...

    Clever, disturbing, and highly suspenseful! In this debut novel by Schaffhausen, The Vanishing Season, we are introduced to the tenacious, scarred Officer Hathaway and the once heroic now spiritless Agent Reed as they hunt for a serial killer with an all-consuming obsession and a pe...

    Please visit https://www.mysteryinminutes.com/revi... to read the complete MINM review. Five very bright stars from me for The Vanishing Season by Joanna Schaffhausen. One of the most accomplished crime fiction debuts read by Mystery in Minutes in 2017, with a plot that draws the rea...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The Vanishing Season follows Ellery Hathaway, small town cop and one time serial killer victim, as she's faced with the awful truth that her past may be coming back to haunt her. Ellery was abducted on her birthday 14...

    The Vanishing Seasons is a fabulous book! This is the kind of book that I breezed through, and that I felt from the very start that I would love and I was not wrong. The story is engrossing. Officer Ellery Hathaway is a young woman, the only surviving victim of a serial killer, and she...

    4.5 Winning Debut Stars * * * *1/2 Spoiler Free-It's Live!!! This had all the elements to cause continual reading...I took longer breaks at work... stayed up too late and got up early because I could not read this fast enough. I have a history of being a Mystery reader so my mind...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It kept me enthralled the whole time. I enjoyed every minute! Highly recommend! What a great start to 2018!!! ...

    Beautifully done and tense thriller about a victim turned cop who believes another killer is on the loose but nobody will believe her. Turning to the man who saved her for help, together they uncover the secrets of the small town she now lives in. Compelling stuff. I was very fond o...

    This novel reads like the author really likes to watch the Hallmark Channel or Lifetime movies. And that?s not necessarily a bad thing, if you?re into that. Lort knows, I?ve binged all of the Aurora Teagarden movies like a fucking champ. The Vanishing Season ticks off a lot...

    THE VANISHING SEASON by Joanna Schaffhausen - Thank you so much to the fabulous Minotaur Books for providing my free copy - all opinions are my own. Summary: Ellery Hathaway is the soul survivor of a string of murders at the hand of a serial killer, Frances Michael Coben. S...

  • Sandy
    Nov 19, 2017

    3.5* At the age of 14, Ellie was taken by an infamous serial killer. Close to death, she was rescued by FBI agent Reed Markham. Years later, Ellie is now a police officer in the small town of Woodbury, Massachusetts. Once again she turns to Agent Reed for help. People are suddenly van...

    Let's just pause for a moment to acknowledge that BEAUTIFUL cover. Not to mention how perfect it fits this cozy little mystery! Thank you to St. Martin's Press for granting my wish! What a wish this was :). The Vanishing Season is an addicting and unique thriller that will grab you...

    3.5 stars The Vanishing Season was another Traveling Sisters read that I squeezed in with Kaceey between our Sister reads. The Vanishing Season is a haunting, enjoyable, fast-paced and suspenseful crime mystery thriller with a little creep added to it that had us intrigued but w...

    3.5 Stars. Enticing prologue! Entertaining debut! WHO saw it happen 14 years ago and kept it a secret? Ellery Hathaway is a police officer with a scarred past working in the small town of Woodbury, Massachusetts, and she'll do just about anything (and has) to convince Police Chief Sam ...

    This was a novel that suffered an identity crisis, not sure what it wanted to be: a thriller, police procedural or character study. Contained elements of all three, but for me this worked. There were a few instances where I had to suspend belief, but it also gave me some strong charact...

    3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars! Thank you so much to St. Martin's Press for granting my wish to read this book. Covers of books are usually what initially draws me into deciding which books I want to read and when I seen this cover I just knew that I wanted to read this book! Th...

    Ellery Hathaway is the only survivor of the notorious serial killer, Frances Michael Coben. She was to be victim 17, but FBI agent Reed Markham swept in to rescue her from the fetid, locked closet where she had been kept, the closet where the unlucky 16 who didn?t survive had tried t...

    Years ago Ellery Hathaway became victim number seventeen of serial killer Francis Michael Coben when she was abducted and held captive. Ellery was lucky enough that FBI Agent Reed Markham saw something other investigators hadn't and followed clues to Coben's home where he managed to re...

    The Vanishing Season is an impressive first novel from author Joanna Schaffhausen. The cover and title initially grabbed my attention, so I was very pleased that St. Martin's Press granted my wish to read this book on Net Galley. No one around Ellery Hathaway really knows her. They...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?It?s not up to you to stop it, not by yourself. You?re just one person, Ellie.? ?Yeah, but I?m the one he wants.? The Vanishing Season would most definitely NOT pass the Ron 2.0 smell test . . . . ...

    About: The Vanishing Season is a mystery thriller written by Joanna Schaffhausen. It was recently published on 12/5/17 by Minotaur Books, an imprint of St. Martin?s Press, hardcover, 288 pages. The genres are mystery, thriller, suspense, and fiction. This book is the author?s debut...

    3.5 Stars I'm not sure I would call this a thriller, but more of a crime, police-procedural mystery. This is a debut author and I did enjoy her writing for the most part. It started off very compelling as a kidnapping occurs, but ultimately does not keep up with the pace of the in...

    I?ve done it! I?ve finally done it!! I?ve found an author whose writing is worthy of being compared to Tess Gerritsen in a sentence like ?I?ve finally found an author as good as Tess? or ?This book had everything I love about Tess books and more, and it?s not even writ...

    For a debut novel this is an excellent police procedural / mystery. At the age of 14, on her birthday, Ellery Hathaway is kidnapped by a serial killer. After three harrowing days she is rescued by FBI agent Reed Markham. Fast forward several years into the future we find Ellery...

    The Vanishing Season kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time I was reading it. It?s a highly entertaining read with a sympathetic, likeable protagonist and a clever mystery with a satisfying and realistic resolution. As the story careens towards its ultimate thrilling conclusi...

    For the past 3 years, Ellery Hathaway has received the same card on her birthday. From a relative? Perhaps a friend. Uh, no. The cards may be unsigned but she knows exactly what their arrival means. Ellie is a cop in the rural town of Woodbury. It?s a sleepy place where crimes ra...

  • Kristy K
    Oct 03, 2017

    3.5* At the age of 14, Ellie was taken by an infamous serial killer. Close to death, she was rescued by FBI agent Reed Markham. Years later, Ellie is now a police officer in the small town of Woodbury, Massachusetts. Once again she turns to Agent Reed for help. People are suddenly van...

    Let's just pause for a moment to acknowledge that BEAUTIFUL cover. Not to mention how perfect it fits this cozy little mystery! Thank you to St. Martin's Press for granting my wish! What a wish this was :). The Vanishing Season is an addicting and unique thriller that will grab you...

    3.5 stars The Vanishing Season was another Traveling Sisters read that I squeezed in with Kaceey between our Sister reads. The Vanishing Season is a haunting, enjoyable, fast-paced and suspenseful crime mystery thriller with a little creep added to it that had us intrigued but w...

    3.5 Stars. Enticing prologue! Entertaining debut! WHO saw it happen 14 years ago and kept it a secret? Ellery Hathaway is a police officer with a scarred past working in the small town of Woodbury, Massachusetts, and she'll do just about anything (and has) to convince Police Chief Sam ...

    This was a novel that suffered an identity crisis, not sure what it wanted to be: a thriller, police procedural or character study. Contained elements of all three, but for me this worked. There were a few instances where I had to suspend belief, but it also gave me some strong charact...

    3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars! Thank you so much to St. Martin's Press for granting my wish to read this book. Covers of books are usually what initially draws me into deciding which books I want to read and when I seen this cover I just knew that I wanted to read this book! Th...

    Ellery Hathaway is the only survivor of the notorious serial killer, Frances Michael Coben. She was to be victim 17, but FBI agent Reed Markham swept in to rescue her from the fetid, locked closet where she had been kept, the closet where the unlucky 16 who didn?t survive had tried t...

    Years ago Ellery Hathaway became victim number seventeen of serial killer Francis Michael Coben when she was abducted and held captive. Ellery was lucky enough that FBI Agent Reed Markham saw something other investigators hadn't and followed clues to Coben's home where he managed to re...

    The Vanishing Season is an impressive first novel from author Joanna Schaffhausen. The cover and title initially grabbed my attention, so I was very pleased that St. Martin's Press granted my wish to read this book on Net Galley. No one around Ellery Hathaway really knows her. They...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?It?s not up to you to stop it, not by yourself. You?re just one person, Ellie.? ?Yeah, but I?m the one he wants.? The Vanishing Season would most definitely NOT pass the Ron 2.0 smell test . . . . ...

    About: The Vanishing Season is a mystery thriller written by Joanna Schaffhausen. It was recently published on 12/5/17 by Minotaur Books, an imprint of St. Martin?s Press, hardcover, 288 pages. The genres are mystery, thriller, suspense, and fiction. This book is the author?s debut...

    3.5 Stars I'm not sure I would call this a thriller, but more of a crime, police-procedural mystery. This is a debut author and I did enjoy her writing for the most part. It started off very compelling as a kidnapping occurs, but ultimately does not keep up with the pace of the in...

    I?ve done it! I?ve finally done it!! I?ve found an author whose writing is worthy of being compared to Tess Gerritsen in a sentence like ?I?ve finally found an author as good as Tess? or ?This book had everything I love about Tess books and more, and it?s not even writ...

    For a debut novel this is an excellent police procedural / mystery. At the age of 14, on her birthday, Ellery Hathaway is kidnapped by a serial killer. After three harrowing days she is rescued by FBI agent Reed Markham. Fast forward several years into the future we find Ellery...

    The Vanishing Season kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time I was reading it. It?s a highly entertaining read with a sympathetic, likeable protagonist and a clever mystery with a satisfying and realistic resolution. As the story careens towards its ultimate thrilling conclusi...

    For the past 3 years, Ellery Hathaway has received the same card on her birthday. From a relative? Perhaps a friend. Uh, no. The cards may be unsigned but she knows exactly what their arrival means. Ellie is a cop in the rural town of Woodbury. It?s a sleepy place where crimes ra...

    ???? / 5 My reviews and (maybe) some other random thoughts can also be seen at https://readingbetweenwinessite.wordp... ____________________________________________________________ It would appear that I liked The Vanishing Season more than a lot of other people I k...

    Clever, disturbing, and highly suspenseful! In this debut novel by Schaffhausen, The Vanishing Season, we are introduced to the tenacious, scarred Officer Hathaway and the once heroic now spiritless Agent Reed as they hunt for a serial killer with an all-consuming obsession and a pe...

    Please visit https://www.mysteryinminutes.com/revi... to read the complete MINM review. Five very bright stars from me for The Vanishing Season by Joanna Schaffhausen. One of the most accomplished crime fiction debuts read by Mystery in Minutes in 2017, with a plot that draws the rea...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The Vanishing Season follows Ellery Hathaway, small town cop and one time serial killer victim, as she's faced with the awful truth that her past may be coming back to haunt her. Ellery was abducted on her birthday 14...

    The Vanishing Seasons is a fabulous book! This is the kind of book that I breezed through, and that I felt from the very start that I would love and I was not wrong. The story is engrossing. Officer Ellery Hathaway is a young woman, the only surviving victim of a serial killer, and she...

    4.5 Winning Debut Stars * * * *1/2 Spoiler Free-It's Live!!! This had all the elements to cause continual reading...I took longer breaks at work... stayed up too late and got up early because I could not read this fast enough. I have a history of being a Mystery reader so my mind...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It kept me enthralled the whole time. I enjoyed every minute! Highly recommend! What a great start to 2018!!! ...

    Beautifully done and tense thriller about a victim turned cop who believes another killer is on the loose but nobody will believe her. Turning to the man who saved her for help, together they uncover the secrets of the small town she now lives in. Compelling stuff. I was very fond o...

    This novel reads like the author really likes to watch the Hallmark Channel or Lifetime movies. And that?s not necessarily a bad thing, if you?re into that. Lort knows, I?ve binged all of the Aurora Teagarden movies like a fucking champ. The Vanishing Season ticks off a lot...

    THE VANISHING SEASON by Joanna Schaffhausen - Thank you so much to the fabulous Minotaur Books for providing my free copy - all opinions are my own. Summary: Ellery Hathaway is the soul survivor of a string of murders at the hand of a serial killer, Frances Michael Coben. S...

    This opens with a bang that grabbed my attention right away, fourteen years ago a young woman was kidnapped and tortured by a twisted serial killer and she?s the only victim to make it out alive. Someone saw Ellery the day she was taken, but they?ve remained silent all of these yea...

    Reminiscent of Mary Higgins Clark, The Vanishing Season is just dark enough and with the right amount of small twists to keep you guessing. A serial killer may be on the lose the small town where Ellery is a cop, but no one else believes her. Worse yet, the crimes may be linked to ...

  • Carrie
    Nov 08, 2017

    3.5* At the age of 14, Ellie was taken by an infamous serial killer. Close to death, she was rescued by FBI agent Reed Markham. Years later, Ellie is now a police officer in the small town of Woodbury, Massachusetts. Once again she turns to Agent Reed for help. People are suddenly van...

    Let's just pause for a moment to acknowledge that BEAUTIFUL cover. Not to mention how perfect it fits this cozy little mystery! Thank you to St. Martin's Press for granting my wish! What a wish this was :). The Vanishing Season is an addicting and unique thriller that will grab you...

    3.5 stars The Vanishing Season was another Traveling Sisters read that I squeezed in with Kaceey between our Sister reads. The Vanishing Season is a haunting, enjoyable, fast-paced and suspenseful crime mystery thriller with a little creep added to it that had us intrigued but w...

    3.5 Stars. Enticing prologue! Entertaining debut! WHO saw it happen 14 years ago and kept it a secret? Ellery Hathaway is a police officer with a scarred past working in the small town of Woodbury, Massachusetts, and she'll do just about anything (and has) to convince Police Chief Sam ...

    This was a novel that suffered an identity crisis, not sure what it wanted to be: a thriller, police procedural or character study. Contained elements of all three, but for me this worked. There were a few instances where I had to suspend belief, but it also gave me some strong charact...

    3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars! Thank you so much to St. Martin's Press for granting my wish to read this book. Covers of books are usually what initially draws me into deciding which books I want to read and when I seen this cover I just knew that I wanted to read this book! Th...

    Ellery Hathaway is the only survivor of the notorious serial killer, Frances Michael Coben. She was to be victim 17, but FBI agent Reed Markham swept in to rescue her from the fetid, locked closet where she had been kept, the closet where the unlucky 16 who didn?t survive had tried t...

    Years ago Ellery Hathaway became victim number seventeen of serial killer Francis Michael Coben when she was abducted and held captive. Ellery was lucky enough that FBI Agent Reed Markham saw something other investigators hadn't and followed clues to Coben's home where he managed to re...

  • Holly  B
    Oct 26, 2017

    3.5* At the age of 14, Ellie was taken by an infamous serial killer. Close to death, she was rescued by FBI agent Reed Markham. Years later, Ellie is now a police officer in the small town of Woodbury, Massachusetts. Once again she turns to Agent Reed for help. People are suddenly van...

    Let's just pause for a moment to acknowledge that BEAUTIFUL cover. Not to mention how perfect it fits this cozy little mystery! Thank you to St. Martin's Press for granting my wish! What a wish this was :). The Vanishing Season is an addicting and unique thriller that will grab you...

    3.5 stars The Vanishing Season was another Traveling Sisters read that I squeezed in with Kaceey between our Sister reads. The Vanishing Season is a haunting, enjoyable, fast-paced and suspenseful crime mystery thriller with a little creep added to it that had us intrigued but w...

    3.5 Stars. Enticing prologue! Entertaining debut! WHO saw it happen 14 years ago and kept it a secret? Ellery Hathaway is a police officer with a scarred past working in the small town of Woodbury, Massachusetts, and she'll do just about anything (and has) to convince Police Chief Sam ...

    This was a novel that suffered an identity crisis, not sure what it wanted to be: a thriller, police procedural or character study. Contained elements of all three, but for me this worked. There were a few instances where I had to suspend belief, but it also gave me some strong charact...

    3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars! Thank you so much to St. Martin's Press for granting my wish to read this book. Covers of books are usually what initially draws me into deciding which books I want to read and when I seen this cover I just knew that I wanted to read this book! Th...

    Ellery Hathaway is the only survivor of the notorious serial killer, Frances Michael Coben. She was to be victim 17, but FBI agent Reed Markham swept in to rescue her from the fetid, locked closet where she had been kept, the closet where the unlucky 16 who didn?t survive had tried t...

    Years ago Ellery Hathaway became victim number seventeen of serial killer Francis Michael Coben when she was abducted and held captive. Ellery was lucky enough that FBI Agent Reed Markham saw something other investigators hadn't and followed clues to Coben's home where he managed to re...

    The Vanishing Season is an impressive first novel from author Joanna Schaffhausen. The cover and title initially grabbed my attention, so I was very pleased that St. Martin's Press granted my wish to read this book on Net Galley. No one around Ellery Hathaway really knows her. They...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?It?s not up to you to stop it, not by yourself. You?re just one person, Ellie.? ?Yeah, but I?m the one he wants.? The Vanishing Season would most definitely NOT pass the Ron 2.0 smell test . . . . ...

    About: The Vanishing Season is a mystery thriller written by Joanna Schaffhausen. It was recently published on 12/5/17 by Minotaur Books, an imprint of St. Martin?s Press, hardcover, 288 pages. The genres are mystery, thriller, suspense, and fiction. This book is the author?s debut...

    3.5 Stars I'm not sure I would call this a thriller, but more of a crime, police-procedural mystery. This is a debut author and I did enjoy her writing for the most part. It started off very compelling as a kidnapping occurs, but ultimately does not keep up with the pace of the in...

  • Norma * Traveling Sister
    Feb 09, 2018

    3.5* At the age of 14, Ellie was taken by an infamous serial killer. Close to death, she was rescued by FBI agent Reed Markham. Years later, Ellie is now a police officer in the small town of Woodbury, Massachusetts. Once again she turns to Agent Reed for help. People are suddenly van...

    Let's just pause for a moment to acknowledge that BEAUTIFUL cover. Not to mention how perfect it fits this cozy little mystery! Thank you to St. Martin's Press for granting my wish! What a wish this was :). The Vanishing Season is an addicting and unique thriller that will grab you...

    3.5 stars The Vanishing Season was another Traveling Sisters read that I squeezed in with Kaceey between our Sister reads. The Vanishing Season is a haunting, enjoyable, fast-paced and suspenseful crime mystery thriller with a little creep added to it that had us intrigued but w...

    3.5 Stars. Enticing prologue! Entertaining debut! WHO saw it happen 14 years ago and kept it a secret? Ellery Hathaway is a police officer with a scarred past working in the small town of Woodbury, Massachusetts, and she'll do just about anything (and has) to convince Police Chief Sam ...

    This was a novel that suffered an identity crisis, not sure what it wanted to be: a thriller, police procedural or character study. Contained elements of all three, but for me this worked. There were a few instances where I had to suspend belief, but it also gave me some strong charact...

    3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars! Thank you so much to St. Martin's Press for granting my wish to read this book. Covers of books are usually what initially draws me into deciding which books I want to read and when I seen this cover I just knew that I wanted to read this book! Th...

  • Kendall
    Sep 22, 2017

    3.5* At the age of 14, Ellie was taken by an infamous serial killer. Close to death, she was rescued by FBI agent Reed Markham. Years later, Ellie is now a police officer in the small town of Woodbury, Massachusetts. Once again she turns to Agent Reed for help. People are suddenly van...

    Let's just pause for a moment to acknowledge that BEAUTIFUL cover. Not to mention how perfect it fits this cozy little mystery! Thank you to St. Martin's Press for granting my wish! What a wish this was :). The Vanishing Season is an addicting and unique thriller that will grab you...

  • Schizanthus
    Oct 12, 2017

    3.5* At the age of 14, Ellie was taken by an infamous serial killer. Close to death, she was rescued by FBI agent Reed Markham. Years later, Ellie is now a police officer in the small town of Woodbury, Massachusetts. Once again she turns to Agent Reed for help. People are suddenly van...

    Let's just pause for a moment to acknowledge that BEAUTIFUL cover. Not to mention how perfect it fits this cozy little mystery! Thank you to St. Martin's Press for granting my wish! What a wish this was :). The Vanishing Season is an addicting and unique thriller that will grab you...

    3.5 stars The Vanishing Season was another Traveling Sisters read that I squeezed in with Kaceey between our Sister reads. The Vanishing Season is a haunting, enjoyable, fast-paced and suspenseful crime mystery thriller with a little creep added to it that had us intrigued but w...

    3.5 Stars. Enticing prologue! Entertaining debut! WHO saw it happen 14 years ago and kept it a secret? Ellery Hathaway is a police officer with a scarred past working in the small town of Woodbury, Massachusetts, and she'll do just about anything (and has) to convince Police Chief Sam ...

    This was a novel that suffered an identity crisis, not sure what it wanted to be: a thriller, police procedural or character study. Contained elements of all three, but for me this worked. There were a few instances where I had to suspend belief, but it also gave me some strong charact...

    3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars! Thank you so much to St. Martin's Press for granting my wish to read this book. Covers of books are usually what initially draws me into deciding which books I want to read and when I seen this cover I just knew that I wanted to read this book! Th...

    Ellery Hathaway is the only survivor of the notorious serial killer, Frances Michael Coben. She was to be victim 17, but FBI agent Reed Markham swept in to rescue her from the fetid, locked closet where she had been kept, the closet where the unlucky 16 who didn?t survive had tried t...

    Years ago Ellery Hathaway became victim number seventeen of serial killer Francis Michael Coben when she was abducted and held captive. Ellery was lucky enough that FBI Agent Reed Markham saw something other investigators hadn't and followed clues to Coben's home where he managed to re...

    The Vanishing Season is an impressive first novel from author Joanna Schaffhausen. The cover and title initially grabbed my attention, so I was very pleased that St. Martin's Press granted my wish to read this book on Net Galley. No one around Ellery Hathaway really knows her. They...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?It?s not up to you to stop it, not by yourself. You?re just one person, Ellie.? ?Yeah, but I?m the one he wants.? The Vanishing Season would most definitely NOT pass the Ron 2.0 smell test . . . . ...

    About: The Vanishing Season is a mystery thriller written by Joanna Schaffhausen. It was recently published on 12/5/17 by Minotaur Books, an imprint of St. Martin?s Press, hardcover, 288 pages. The genres are mystery, thriller, suspense, and fiction. This book is the author?s debut...

    3.5 Stars I'm not sure I would call this a thriller, but more of a crime, police-procedural mystery. This is a debut author and I did enjoy her writing for the most part. It started off very compelling as a kidnapping occurs, but ultimately does not keep up with the pace of the in...

    I?ve done it! I?ve finally done it!! I?ve found an author whose writing is worthy of being compared to Tess Gerritsen in a sentence like ?I?ve finally found an author as good as Tess? or ?This book had everything I love about Tess books and more, and it?s not even writ...

  • Michelle
    Dec 07, 2017

    3.5* At the age of 14, Ellie was taken by an infamous serial killer. Close to death, she was rescued by FBI agent Reed Markham. Years later, Ellie is now a police officer in the small town of Woodbury, Massachusetts. Once again she turns to Agent Reed for help. People are suddenly van...

    Let's just pause for a moment to acknowledge that BEAUTIFUL cover. Not to mention how perfect it fits this cozy little mystery! Thank you to St. Martin's Press for granting my wish! What a wish this was :). The Vanishing Season is an addicting and unique thriller that will grab you...

    3.5 stars The Vanishing Season was another Traveling Sisters read that I squeezed in with Kaceey between our Sister reads. The Vanishing Season is a haunting, enjoyable, fast-paced and suspenseful crime mystery thriller with a little creep added to it that had us intrigued but w...

    3.5 Stars. Enticing prologue! Entertaining debut! WHO saw it happen 14 years ago and kept it a secret? Ellery Hathaway is a police officer with a scarred past working in the small town of Woodbury, Massachusetts, and she'll do just about anything (and has) to convince Police Chief Sam ...

    This was a novel that suffered an identity crisis, not sure what it wanted to be: a thriller, police procedural or character study. Contained elements of all three, but for me this worked. There were a few instances where I had to suspend belief, but it also gave me some strong charact...

    3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars! Thank you so much to St. Martin's Press for granting my wish to read this book. Covers of books are usually what initially draws me into deciding which books I want to read and when I seen this cover I just knew that I wanted to read this book! Th...

    Ellery Hathaway is the only survivor of the notorious serial killer, Frances Michael Coben. She was to be victim 17, but FBI agent Reed Markham swept in to rescue her from the fetid, locked closet where she had been kept, the closet where the unlucky 16 who didn?t survive had tried t...

    Years ago Ellery Hathaway became victim number seventeen of serial killer Francis Michael Coben when she was abducted and held captive. Ellery was lucky enough that FBI Agent Reed Markham saw something other investigators hadn't and followed clues to Coben's home where he managed to re...

    The Vanishing Season is an impressive first novel from author Joanna Schaffhausen. The cover and title initially grabbed my attention, so I was very pleased that St. Martin's Press granted my wish to read this book on Net Galley. No one around Ellery Hathaway really knows her. They...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?It?s not up to you to stop it, not by yourself. You?re just one person, Ellie.? ?Yeah, but I?m the one he wants.? The Vanishing Season would most definitely NOT pass the Ron 2.0 smell test . . . . ...

    About: The Vanishing Season is a mystery thriller written by Joanna Schaffhausen. It was recently published on 12/5/17 by Minotaur Books, an imprint of St. Martin?s Press, hardcover, 288 pages. The genres are mystery, thriller, suspense, and fiction. This book is the author?s debut...

    3.5 Stars I'm not sure I would call this a thriller, but more of a crime, police-procedural mystery. This is a debut author and I did enjoy her writing for the most part. It started off very compelling as a kidnapping occurs, but ultimately does not keep up with the pace of the in...

    I?ve done it! I?ve finally done it!! I?ve found an author whose writing is worthy of being compared to Tess Gerritsen in a sentence like ?I?ve finally found an author as good as Tess? or ?This book had everything I love about Tess books and more, and it?s not even writ...

    For a debut novel this is an excellent police procedural / mystery. At the age of 14, on her birthday, Ellery Hathaway is kidnapped by a serial killer. After three harrowing days she is rescued by FBI agent Reed Markham. Fast forward several years into the future we find Ellery...

  • Maureen Carden
    Oct 10, 2017

    3.5* At the age of 14, Ellie was taken by an infamous serial killer. Close to death, she was rescued by FBI agent Reed Markham. Years later, Ellie is now a police officer in the small town of Woodbury, Massachusetts. Once again she turns to Agent Reed for help. People are suddenly van...

    Let's just pause for a moment to acknowledge that BEAUTIFUL cover. Not to mention how perfect it fits this cozy little mystery! Thank you to St. Martin's Press for granting my wish! What a wish this was :). The Vanishing Season is an addicting and unique thriller that will grab you...

    3.5 stars The Vanishing Season was another Traveling Sisters read that I squeezed in with Kaceey between our Sister reads. The Vanishing Season is a haunting, enjoyable, fast-paced and suspenseful crime mystery thriller with a little creep added to it that had us intrigued but w...

    3.5 Stars. Enticing prologue! Entertaining debut! WHO saw it happen 14 years ago and kept it a secret? Ellery Hathaway is a police officer with a scarred past working in the small town of Woodbury, Massachusetts, and she'll do just about anything (and has) to convince Police Chief Sam ...

    This was a novel that suffered an identity crisis, not sure what it wanted to be: a thriller, police procedural or character study. Contained elements of all three, but for me this worked. There were a few instances where I had to suspend belief, but it also gave me some strong charact...

    3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars! Thank you so much to St. Martin's Press for granting my wish to read this book. Covers of books are usually what initially draws me into deciding which books I want to read and when I seen this cover I just knew that I wanted to read this book! Th...

    Ellery Hathaway is the only survivor of the notorious serial killer, Frances Michael Coben. She was to be victim 17, but FBI agent Reed Markham swept in to rescue her from the fetid, locked closet where she had been kept, the closet where the unlucky 16 who didn?t survive had tried t...