The Vanishing

The Vanishing

Book rating: 03 Paperback

By (author) Tim Krabbe, Translated by Sam Garrett

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  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Format: Paperback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 196mm x 12mm | 100g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2003
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0747565333
  • ISBN 13: 9780747565338
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Sales rank: 284,117

Product description

Petrol gauge broken, anxiety and tempers flaring, young lovers Rex and Saskia pull in at a service station on their way to a holiday the South of France to refuel. As soon as they stop the tension is relieved. Rex buries two coins in a crack at the base of fence post as a secret sign of their love: Saskia goes off to buy a couple of cold drinks and vanishes. Eight years later Rex is still haunted by her. Then one day he sees scrawled in the grime on the roof of a yellow car parked below his window two lines: REX YOU ARE SO SWEET SANDRA and WHEN I WRITE THIS IT SHOWS THE PAIN...And the obsession rages in his blood again.

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Author information

Tim Krabbe is one of Holland's leading writers whose many books include the noir novel THE CAVE and the cycling classic THE RIDER (both published by Bloomsbury). A chess and cycliing enthusiast, he lives in Amsterdam. Sam Garrett, a former wire-service correspondent, s the translator of The Cave and The Rider by Tim Krabbe, The Gates of Damascus by Lieve Joris and Silent Extras by Arnon Grunberg.

Customer reviews

By Mads Odnes Jensen 11 Nov 2013 3

This book makes for a very chilling experience. Fast paced with a harrowing twist.