Twenty years ago, one-year-old Lauren disappeared in the most terrifying way imaginable. Snatched from a creche during a momentary blackout, Lauren was never seen again and to this day her mother still grieves her loss. When ex-policeman Tom Lomax gets a mysterious offer from Sara Eaton, heir to a massive fortune, to fly to her private island, all expenses paid, he cannot help but be intrigued. Sara has received a troubling message and, despite all the privileges in her life, she now has no one to turn to and doesn't know whom she can trust. In a matter of hours, both will be thrown headfirst into a race against time that will challenge everything they've believed in and change both their lives for ever. An action-packed, nail-biting thriller with a heart-wrenching story of loss at its core, The Vanishing is the brand new novel from acclaimed thriller writer John Connor.