From the groundbreaking author of 55 comes an extraordinary new thriller...
Lorcan and Naiyana are desperate to move their young family far away from the hustle and bustle of modern city life.
The abandoned town of Kallayee seems like the perfect getaway: no one has lived there for decades. It will be peaceful. Quiet. Secure.
But life in Kallayee isn’t quite as straightforward as they hope. Lights flicker at night. Car tracks appear in the dust even when the family hasn’t driven anywhere. And six-year-old Dylan is certain he can hear strange sounds.
Lorcan and Naiyana refuse to leave. No one can talk sense into them.
And now, no one can talk to them at all.
They’ve simply vanished.
Praise so far for Vanished:
‘Delargy manages to turn the wide-open deserted Outback into something intensely claustrophobic and chilling’ Russ Thomas
* * * Readers love 55 by James Delargy* * *
‘A pulse-pounding psycho-thriller . . . splendidly-engineered plot and a masterly sense of pace allied to a haunting background make for a powerful debut’ Crime Time
‘A clever concept for this fast-moving debut, fleshed out with a sympathetic hero haunted by grim memories’ Sunday Times Crime Club
‘Brilliantly atmospheric…with a sense of menace that pervades every page. Even more impressive than 55’ Kate Rhodes
'Fabulously atmospheric, a splendid slice of outback noir for fans of Jane Harper. The intricately woven plot sucks you into a hostile world and keeps you sweating until the final page' Adam Southward 'A gripping race through the bleak Australian outback to find a missing family: Vanished captivated and intrigued me from page one' Louisa De Lange
'If you liked the Dry you will like this'
'I enjoy a good psychological thriller and this was up there with the best'
‘I loved this book from start to finish . . . the ending is still on my mind today’
‘A real page-turner. Gets a grip on you from the start. Best book I’ve read in years!’
‘I found it impossible to tear myself away from this small, isolated community as they stumbled into a territory more hostile and unpredictable than any place on earth. LOVED IT’
James Delargy was born and raised in Ireland and lived in South Africa, Australia and Scotland, before ending up in semi-rural England where he now lives. He incorporates this diverse knowledge of towns, cities, landscape and culture picked up on his travels into his writing. His first novel, 55, was published in 2019 by Simon & Schuster and has been sold to 21 territories to date. Vanished is his second novel. Find him on Twitter: @jdelargyauthor
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