Judging a Book by It’s Cover – Vanishing Act

Title: Vanishing Act
Author: Erica Keifer

First Impression:  So this cover intrigues me right off. My first thought is of illusionists and escape artists – so I think a small part of me would actually be disappointed if there wasn’t that element incorporated in this book. However, the title Vanishing Act allows my mind to wander to more serious things, like abuse and captivity. Of course, there are always double meanings, so I can guess that the main character of this novel is going to be breaking the bonds on his/her life, and starting something new. The bi-line reads “In a journey for retribution, lines blur between courage, justice, and revenge.” So perhaps the MC is fighting off the bonds that are within his/her mind due to a past mistake, decision or action. However, the “revenge” indicates that there was a wrong done to them though, so I’m thinking no.

My Prediction: This book is going to be intense either way. Action, whether it is within the mind trying to figure out the next steps, or in fighting the antagonist, is bound to be an edge of your seat kind of ride. I’m really interested and am very likely to pick this book up.

Blurb (from Goodreads):

A fresh start at college is exactly what Kate needs to ease the burden of her family secrets. When she meets the confident and charming Aaron Jackson, she weaves a new history for herself to fit into his seemingly perfect life. But the past refuses to stay where it belongs, causing a rift between their contrasting worlds.

When Ben reappears in Kate’s life, she is only pulled deeper into the childhood that she’s tried to forget. Driven by the abuse and pain that still lingers within him, Ben seeks Kate’s help in making a change. But in this journey for retribution, lines blur between courage, justice, and revenge.

Bound by their shared and damaged youth, Kate is forced to choose sides, and fast. The final act is almost here, and time is running out.

Vanishing Act is a Lingering Echoes novel that can be read as part of the series or as a stand alone story. Fueled by the scars from an experience in foster care that no child should have to endure, Vanishing Act touches on serious issues that can continue to impact abuse victims well into their adult lives. Vanishing Act is an emotional drama with a sweet romance mixed in.


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