Vanished

Vanished by James Delargy


ISBN
9781398501270
Published
Binding
Paperback
Pages
496
Dimensions
153 x 234mm

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.

* * * 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

'If you liked the Dry you will like this' 5*, Amazon reader

'I enjoy a good psychological thriller and this was up there with the best' 5*, Amazon reader

I loved this book from start to finish . . . the ending is still on my mind today 5*, Amazon reader

A real page-turner. Gets a grip on you from the start. Best book I've read in years!'; 5*, Amazon reader

'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' 5*, Amazon reader
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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.

* * * 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

'If you liked the Dry you will like this' 5*, Amazon reader

'I enjoy a good psychological thriller and this was up there with the best' 5*, Amazon reader

I loved this book from start to finish . . . the ending is still on my mind today 5*, Amazon reader

A real page-turner. Gets a grip on you from the start. Best book I've read in years!'; 5*, Amazon reader

'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' 5*, Amazon reader
ISBN:
9781398501270
Publication Date:
05 / 05 / 2021
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
153 x 234mm
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Vanished is an enthralling psycological thriller following a suspicious family who move to an abandoned mining town in the Great Victoria Desert to escape their past, only to end up suddenly dsappearing. It is an intense and atmospheric novel of outback noir, perfect for fans of Jane Harper. - Abbie (QBD)
, 05/05/2021
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Jamed Delargy delivers another gripping crime thriller set in the desolate and quiet Great Victorian Desert, where drama and conspiracy plague a family to their lethal end. Intense and easy to read, I'm keen to see what Delargy does next. - Jacob (QBD)
, 04/05/2021
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If you want a high octane book look no further than Delargy! Back with another thriller, Vanished takes you to outback Australia with the Kanes who move away from the hustle and bustle of city living. But things take a turn for the worst when the whole family disappear after multiple warnings to leave. Delargy explores the inhospitabity of the landscape to turn life upside down for the Kane family - Dion (QBD)
, 03/05/2021
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Vanished is a great thriller, mysterious, suspensful, tense and sharply plotted with a great hook at it's core! Using a mulitperson narrative split between Lorcan, Naiyanna and Emmeline a picture is built between the Kane's family life in Kallayee and Emmeline's search for the missing family ........ giving us enough of the present and past to keep the tension high and pages turning - Kellie (QBD)
, 01/05/2021
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Running from their past a family moves to Kallayee, an all but abandoned mining town marked only by a kangaroo skeleton. Alone and isolated they are pushed to their breaking point. Then they vanish. Detective Emmaline must uncover the mystery of the missing family and the truth about Kallayee. A thrilling page-turner with a gripping mystery that will have you breathless to the very last page. - Sarah (QBD)
, 01/05/2021
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WOW What a book! Set against the backdrop of the Australian outback in a remote town where the townsfolk have secrets, a young family think it'll be the perfect place to start a new life but boy are they wrong! When strange things start to happen they get more than they bargained for! Full of betrayal, deceit & secrets, you won't be able to put this book down! - Wade (QBD)
, 01/05/2021
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Equal parts arresting and realistic, 'Vanished' epitomises the retreat and return narrative, except... without the return! Down on their luck, the Kane's seek the ever illusive 'fresh start' in dilapidated mining town, Kallayee. Of course, things are never so simple. Eerie noises precede the deafening silence left by the Kanes. Turn left at Kangaroo skeleton and join them! - Kelsey (QBD)
, 30/04/2021
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A Perth family on the run, with enemies at every turn. An outback ghostown, abandoned for decades. But with no one around for miles, who is responsible for their disappearance? Vanished is an exciting thriller from the author of 55. A must read for lovers of outback crime, I couldn't put it down! - Charlotte (QBD)
, 30/04/2021
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This Aussie outback thriller will have people stuck to their seats. A one sitting read that will have you questioning everything! - Abbey (QBD)
, 30/04/2021
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The Kane family move to an abandoned mining town to get away. From everything and everyone they knew. Detective Emmaline Taylor visits an abandoned mining town to get answers. About the vanished Kane family. Told in the alternating views of the Kane family's move and the investigation into their dissapearance this page turning crime thriller will keep you reading well into the night. - Serena (QBD)
, 30/04/2021
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James Delargy has produced another great mystery. Set in WA with a strong female detective who is trying to solve the mysterious disappearance of a family that has recently relocated to a small abandoned mining town with its own dark history. - Janelle (QBD)
, 30/04/2021
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Set under the hot Australian sun, we meet the Kane family who have just moved to Kallayee in the hopes of finding a more peaceful life than the one they left beind. But strange things are afoot and despite pleas from friends for them to leave, they stay. A trully intense and nail-biting experience about how a family's stubbornness and past leads them to vanish. - Jazmin (QBD)
, 30/04/2021
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Say hello to the new nail-biting thriller by James Delargy, and does he ever follow through on a powerful read to rival his debut of 55. A multi-perspective tale of a family breaking at the seams, and the dectective trying to piece together the mystery of why they would willingly reside in a mining town that doesn't even exist on the maps anymore, and how they seem to have just... Vanished. - Tianna (QBD)
, 30/04/2021
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A perfectly rounded outback thriller with almost as many twists and turns as James Delargy's debut novel 55. Loved the ending in this one :) - Yvonne (QBD)
, 30/04/2021
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The Kane family are running from their bad financial decisions, and land themselves in an abandoned mining town hoping for things to blow over before returning home. Unfortunately for them the town might not be as abandoned as they think. Short, tense chapters where the brutal Australian outback is a central character amid people you will love to hate make this book hard to put down. - Jessica (QBD)
, 30/04/2021
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A great follow up after his debut "55" Another creepy one set in our backyard... A young family goes missing after they moved into what they thought was a quiet and secure getaway place... will they be found before it's too late? Perfect for fans of "The Dry" and "Scrublands". - Sheila (QBD)
, 29/04/2021
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If you liked '55' by Delargy then you will love Vanished. If you get you hooked and have you asking so many questions. - Kylie (QBD)
, 29/04/2021
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Vanished is an atmospheric, gripping fusion of police procedural and psychological thriller that will keep you guessing until the last page. Set in rural Perth, it follows the Kane family as they attempt to escape their troubled past. Perfect for crime fans, especially those who love Chris Hammer and Sarah Bailey. - Zoe (QBD)
, 29/04/2021
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The way in which James Delargy describes the Australian landscape is phenomenal. The characters and their relationship to the area is really quite interesting. There are plenty of twists and turns to leave a reader abosulutely hooked! - Amy (QBD)
, 29/04/2021
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The Kane family have moved town to outrun their troubles. Instead in the tiny town of Kalayee, trouble has found them. A dark and gritty tale full of things that go bump in the night, Vanished embodies the quintessential story of crime in the Australian outback. With every page full of underlying tension, this book is guaranteed to keep you reading well into the night. - Natasha (QBD)
, 29/04/2021
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Lorcan and Naiyana want to relocate to a more quiet place. So why not an isolated town out in woop woop!!!! That's when lots of freaky stuff starts happening and then they.........“Vanish”.Look, if you are fan of hold your breath kinda read. This is for you. Outback, psycho killer what more can you ask for. Needless to say it's a good read, definitely for fans of Jane Harper. - Gina (QBD)
, 29/04/2021
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This book set up such a tense situation, I didn’t want to stop reading. The story held my interest until the payoff, making it a very satisfying read. With a dual storyline that set up crimes and investigation, this story created a scenario that is both plausible and disturbing, making it an easy read. I wanted to uncover not just what happened but also how it all resolved. - Nigel (QBD)
, 29/04/2021
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Set in Outback Australia, the Kane family have fled from Perth, on the run from..something. Then, they go missing. Switching between the present with Detective Emmaline Taylor and the recent past when the Kane fmaily arrive, Delargy does an amazing job describing the setting; hot, dusty, isolated, and creepier than you'd ever want your home to be. - Stephanie (QBD)
, 29/04/2021
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A family running from the past hiding out in a old gold mine town in The Victoria Desert. Feeling safe if not comfortable due to a house with half a roof and no water they start to relax as they know that there is no one around for miles, but is that right, there six year old son soon turns the tables when he wont sleep due to the ground making noises at night and seeing a strange man in town. - Karen (QBD)
, 29/04/2021
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Following up from the superb success of his debut novel '55', James Delargy once again delivers a chilling page turner. In the dusty Australian outback in an abandoned mining town, the Kane family are running from their building troubles. But all is not as it seems. The town is empty but there are tracks in the dirt, strange noises in the night. And then one day they simply vanish into thin air. - Joanna (QBD)
, 29/04/2021
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A page turning thriller set in the oppressive heat of Western Australia. Lorcan and Naiyana leave their past in Perth and relocate to the abandoned mining town of Kallayee. Isolated and 2.5 hrs from the closest town, they're keen to make a go of fixing up their dilapatated home, until they realise they're not as alone as they think. Can Detective Emmaline Taylor find the family that's vanished? - Sara (QBD)
, 29/04/2021
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Delargy delivers an excellent psychological thriller, keeping you on the edge of your seat and staying with you for days after you finish. A town in the vast Australian outback begins to feel claustrophobic as you follow the detective in her search for the missing family. A must read. - Maya (QBD)
, 28/04/2021
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From the author of 55 comes this fantistic Aussie thriller for fans of Jane Harper's THE DRY. A young family move to the peaceful abandoned mining town of Kallayee. But all is not what it seems. There are strange noises, eerie shadows , then the family simply VANISH ! It is up to the local detective Emmaline to find them before it's too late. You won't be able to put this down once you start. - Peter (QBD)
, 28/04/2021
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Seeking shelter from past mistakes and powerful enemies, the Kane family escape to the desolate town of Kallayee. But some places are better left undisturbed. Mysterious noises, footprints left and a stranger that only their youngest *swears* he saw, soon make the Kanes' wonder if they've found solace or something far more sinister. Perfect for fans of The Shining, Lee Child and Jane Harper - Kale (QBD)
, 28/04/2021
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We dive into the story of the Maguire family who have fled from Perth to a remote mining town in Victoria, only to completely vanish. The mysteries keep on coming though as Detective Taylor begins to unravel what happened to them, and why they fled to begin with. Delargy's ability to send chills down my spine and fill me with dread is second to none. I can't wait to see what he writes next! - Jillian (QBD)
, 28/04/2021
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Another addictive read from the author of 55. The Kane family have vanished from a deserted gold mining town in Western Australia, where you use a kangaroo skeleton to navigate your way, where deep rumblings keep you awake at night and strange things are lurking in the dark. This gripping, page turning thriller will have you guessing and second guessing everyone you come across until last page! - Kirsty (QBD)
, 27/04/2021
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Why did this little family pick up an move to an abandoned, outback Australian town? Detective Emmaline Taylor sets out to Kallayee searching for three missing persons who inexlicably moved to the middle of nowhere. Told through the eyes of both the family and the detective, Vanished offers question after question that will leave you desperate for answers. Namely - where the heck did they go?r - Katrina (QBD)
, 27/04/2021
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The Kane family head to the abandoned gold mining town of Kallayee in hopes of escaping their past. The quiet, rural, desolate town is the perfect place to start over. Until the family appears to vanish. Fans of The Dry will eat up this outback mystery! - Megan (QBD)
, 26/04/2021
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rom the author of 55 comes a chilling new thriller about the search for a family that vanises in the vast desolation of the Australian desert. Delargy's combination of heart-throbbing suspense with unforgettable characters and a hauntingly anthropomorphised desert landscape make this book impossible to put down! A must read for fans of Jane Harper, Karin Slaughter and Chris Hammer. - Grace (QBD)
, 26/04/2021
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Addictive and suspenseful, Delargy crafts a stunning amalgamation of psychological thrill and mystery set in the Australian outback. The varying perspectives of the chapters offers rich juxtaposition of the two timelines, providing insight into the mind of the cold detective as well as showing the struggles of the missing family. A gripping read! - Alyssa (QBD)
, 26/04/2021
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Set in the Great Victoria Desert, Delargy's latest thriller captures the bleak and isolating atmosphere of an abandoned mining town in outback Australia. When the Kane family go missing, Detective Emmaline Taylor is determined to find out what happened. A gripping psychological thriller that will keep you guessing until the last page. - Orah (QBD)
, 26/04/2021
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Vanished took my breath away! Delargy's latest novel is an unpredictable whirlwind, the kind of menacing thriller that keeps you up at night, hooked on every single page. The atmospheric, tension driven plot begs the question – what happened to the Kane family? Creepy, tense, and set against the unforgettable backdrop of an Australian mining town, this book is perfect for fans of The Dry. - Melanie (QBD)
, 25/04/2021
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“...The family can’t leave. No one can talk sense into them. And now, no one can talk to them at all. They’ve simply vanished....” Delargy creates a thrilling and claustraphobic atmosphere in “Vanished”, utilising the isolation of the Australian outback to weave a chilling mystery that will leave you guessing to the last second. - Caitlin (QBD)
, 25/04/2021
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Told in two distinct timelines, the tensin is palpable throughout this page-turner. In one timeline, The Kane family leave Perth to move into an abandoned mining town, pick a house to claim and start rebuilding their life. In the other timeline, Detective Emmaline Taylor leads an investigation into how and why the family have vanished. The short, sharp chapters keep you thinking 'just one more' - Alison (QBD)
, 17/04/2021

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