<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>THERE IS NO ESCAPING THE PAST</b></p><p><b>Summer, 1968.</b> While playing in the ruins of a deserted village, nine-year-old Alice Howard goes missing. The only person who could have seen what happened was Eleanor Ramsey, the young girl who was with Alice when she disappeared.</p><p>But the children were not playing nicely. Having discovered a family secret about her new friend, Alice had begun taunting Eleanor. Soon after, Alice vanished – along with the chance of this secret getting out...</p><p><b>Now.</b> The families were never the same after the disappearance, but both have been linked together by tragedy. So when Eleanor's teenage daughter, Chris, becomes suspicious of her mother's past, she turns detective, opening 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 can make your flesh creep at will.' <b><i>The 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>