The Vanishing Season by Joanna Schaffhausen
Ellory Hathaway is convinced that a serial killer is stalking the streets of the small town of Woodbury, Massachusetts. She’s convinced that the next victim will be taken soon but no one else on the small police force takes her seriously. But Ellory has inside knowledge of the minds of serial killers. She was saved from the clutches of a monster fourteen years before. Desperate she reaches out to the man who rescued her: Special Agent Reed. Turns out that Ellory’s instincts were correct after all.
It’s interesting to see how a woman’s life turns out after being the only living victim of a serial killer and the scars, both physical and emotional, that she carries and how she lives her life. The same for the FBI Agent who cracked the case and suddenly was the darling of the agency; was solving that case the highlight of his career and if so, what does he do for the years and years afterwards.
If you have read a lot of serial killer thrillers then you’ll know whodunnit rather quickly. Unfortunately you’ll also probably figure out why the killer is killing people once a year on Ellory’s birthday. Strangely I still enjoyed the book. I listened to it and it’s fast paced and I really wanted to know if I was right. For the record, I was right, on both counts.