Twenty years ago, one-year-old Lauren disappeared. Now, ex-policeman Tom Lomax gets a mysterious offer from an heiress, Sara. She wants him to fly to her private island, all expenses paid. He cannot help but be intrigued. But 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.