The Night They Vanished


By Vanessa Savage

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A family with a secret.

A past about to catch up with them.


Hanna has barely spoken to her family since the tragedy that rocked their lives fourteen years ago. The tragedy for which they held Hanna responsible.

Then she sees her family home listed as the scene of a horrific crime. Number of victims: three. Date of crime: today. Frantic, Hanna tries to contact her family, only to find they have disappeared.

To find them, Hanna will have to confront what happened all those years ago.

And the person determined to make her pay for it  . . .

  • "A suspenseful psychological thriller you won’t want to put down."
  • "Dark and thoroughly compulsive . . . a definite up-all-nighter."
    Kate Hamer, author of The Girl in the Red Coat, on The Woods
  • "Gripping."
    Daily Mail, on The Woods
  • "Savage carefully sustains the growing tension to the final twist. Psychological thriller fans will be rewarded."
    Publishers Weekly on The Woman in the Dark
  • "One of the best psychological thrillers of 2019."
    Bookriot on The Woman in the Dark
  • "Claustrophobic and compelling."
    Good Housekeeping on The Woman in the Dark
  • "Atmospheric, creepy...Combines the intrigue of thrillers like The Wife Between Us and Behind Closed Doors, coupled with the delicious terror of a haunted house story."
    Booklist on The Woman in the Dark
  • "A vivid portrait of buried tensions."
    Daily Mail on The Woman in the Dark

On Sale
May 3, 2022
Page Count
384 pages

Vanessa Savage

About the Author

Vanessa Savage is a graphic designer and illustrator. She has twice been awarded a Writers' Bursary by Literature Wales, most recently for The Woman in the Dark. She won the Myriad Editions First Crimes competition in 2016 and her work has been highly commended in the Yeovil International Fiction Prize, short listed for the Harry Bowling Prize, and the Caledonia Fiction Prize. She was longlisted for the Bath Novel Award.

Vanessa lives by the sea in South Wales with her husband and two daughters.

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