Edgar Stephens, now a Detective Superintendent, and his team are investigating the possible kidnapping of a young girl when they realize that there are other girls going missing around Brighton. Soon the disappearances begin hitting too close to home.
I enjoyed reading all of the previous books, but was wondering if the series would really continue after The Vanishing Box. Very glad it did! As with the previous books, the story is compelling, the characters engaging, and the mystery entertaining.
Ten years have passed (in the series) and a lot has changed with Brighton and the characters. The passage of time has allowed the characters to change and grow. Circumstances and relationships have altered, which made the read very interesting. The plot is complex and had several pretty good red-herrings, and this is one that I wasn’t sure I had figured out until the end.
My thanks to NetGalley and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for the advanced reader copy made available for my review.