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The Vanishing (2014)


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FictionFICTION/WEBB,WDue 12-21-15
Published: New York : Hyperion, 2014
Edition:  First edition
Description:  290 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN/ISSN: 9781401341947 (pbk.), 1401341942 (pbk.),
Language:  English

"Recently widowed and rendered penniless by her Ponzi-scheming husband, Julia Bishop is eager to start anew. So when a stranger appears on her doorstep with a job offer, she finds herself accepting the mysterious yet unique position: caretaker to his mother, Amaris Sinclair, the famous and rather eccentric horror novelist whom Julia has always admired...and who the world believes is dead. When she arrives at the Sinclairs' enormous estate on Lake Superior, Julia begins to suspect that there may be sinister undercurrents to her "too-good-to-be-true" position. As Julia delves into the reasons of why Amaris chose to abandon her successful writing career and withdraw from the public eye, her search leads to unsettling connections to her own family tree, making her wonder why she really was invited to Havenwood in the first place, and what monstrous secrets are still held prisoner within its walls"--

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Lock the Door And Leave The Lights On

Desperation can drive anyone to make disastrous decisions. In The Vanishing, byWendy Webb, Julia Bishop has reached a crossroad in her life. Her husband Jeremy has cheated countless innocent people in a fraudulent investment scheme. His subsequent suicide has left Julia vulnerable and exposed.

When the mysterious Amaris Sinclair offers her an opportunity to exit her past and renew her future, she jumps at the chance. But her move to the centuries old estate of Havenwood may be her last. The mysterious mansion holds more questions than answers, and the whispering walls begin to close in on her...

Experience the mystery and terror of this tangled tale by an appealingly articulate Midwestern author.

One word of caution: You may want to lock the door and leave the lights on...

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