<p><b>A spellbinding mystery of obsession and guilt, <i>A Kind of Vanishing</i> is the poignant story of what happens to those left behind when a child vanishes without trace.</b></p><p><b>Summer, 1968.</b> Two nine-year-old girls are playing hide and seek in the ruins of a deserted village. Eleanor Ramsay and Alice have been forced into friendship, with the hopes that Alice's well-behaved demeanour will rub off on the rambunctious, tomboy Eleanor. But Alice has discovered a family secret about her new friend, and is taunting the other girl.</p><p>When it is Eleanor's turn to hide, Alice disappears.</p><p>Years later, what happened to Alice that day remains a mystery – but the two families have been linked together by tragedy ever since. So when Eleanor's teenage daughter, Chris, becomes suspicious of her mother's past and turns detective, an extraordinary turn of events will open up shocking truths for the Ramsay family and all who knew the missing girl.</p><p><b>Praise for Lesley Thomson:</b></p><p>'Lesley Thomson gets better and better.' <b>Ian Rankin</b> <br />
'Thomson's plots are original and she draws her characters with genuine affection.' <b><i>Sunday Times</i></b> <br />
'Thomson creates a rich and sinister world that is utterly unique.' <b>William Shaw</b></p>
<p>The debut novel from Lesley Thomson that follows the story of a nine-year-old child who disappeared without trace in 1968.</p>
'Lesley Thomson gets better and better'
'Thomson's plots are original and she draws her characters with genuine affection'
'Thomson creates a rich and sinister world that is utterly unique'
<p>Lesley Thomson was Head of Zeus' top-selling UK crime author in 2022. <i>A Kind of Vanishing</i> is her debut novel, first published in 2007.</p>
<p>In 2023 we continue our campaign to position Lesley Thomson as the must-read author for fans looking for a unique take on traditional murder mystery. This will involve a re-brand of all titles, a year-round digital marketing campaign, and a nationwide PR campaign including appearances at all major crime festivals and crime events.</p>
<p>The Detective's Daughter series has now sold over 800,000 copies, and received over 6,000 reader reviews.</p>
<p>MARKET: Elly Griffiths; Val McDermid; Mari Hannah; William Shaw.</p>