Kiss Kill Vanish

Kiss Kill Vanish

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Love. Betrayal. Murder.

Valentina is living a charmed, glittering life in Miami--falling in love for the first time, showered with gifts and affection by her father, surrounded by friends--when one shocking moment shatters everything she thought she knew about herself, her boyfriend, and her world. With no one left to trust, Valentina sheds her identity and flees to Montreal, where she finds work posing for a series of portraits by a pompous young artist. Valentina has always been at home in the art world, but she's never felt quite so alone.

Valentina's carefully constructed new life comes crashing down when someone from her past resurfaces, putting her safety in question and her heart on the line. With betrayal at every turn, Valentina must untangle the deceptions of those she once loved and race to find her own truth--before it's too late.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 422 pages
  • 147.32 x 208.28 x 35.56mm | 498.95g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 006227449X
  • 9780062274496
  • 1,098,597

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Valentina Cruz no longer exists.

One moment she was wrapped in Emilio's arms, melting into his kiss. The next, she was witnessing the unthinkable: a murder in cold blood, ordered by her father and carried out by her boyfriend. When Emilio pulled the trigger, Valentina disappeared. She made a split-second decision to shed her identity and flee her life of privilege, leaving the glittering parties and sultry nightlife of Miami far behind.

She doesn't know how to explain to herself what she saw. All she knows now is that nothing she believed about her family, her heart, or Emilio's love was real.

She can change her name and deny her past, but Valentina can't run from the truth. The lines between right and wrong, and trust and betrayal, will be blurred beyond recognition as she untangles the deceptions of the two men she once loved and races to find her own truth.
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Review quote

"[A] thrilling, twist-filled story."--Booklist
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Rating details

1,184 ratings
3.62 out of 5 stars
5 26% (311)
4 30% (354)
3 28% (337)
2 10% (123)
1 5% (59)

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In an almost thriller-like fashion, Kiss, Kill, Vanish should be about a girl on the run, hiding her identity and hopping from city to city. But it's not. There is no action, pacing is achingly slow and you only have a glimpse of a developed character. Valentina doesn't grow up at all and doesn't even change her ways. She is purely tending to Emilio's needs and wants and seems to become putty in his hands. You never know who to trust and the entire time I was picking up on little clues and hints even if they were super subtle. I was bored the entire time since it was all written in a way that was so detailed about her every day life. What she ate and what she did and thought. Her thoughts were pretty trivial to say the least and it can honestly say she was a spoiled brat and thought of herself as someone vastly superior to others because of her wealthy upbringing. I also can't understand that she was pretty much obsessed with Emilio when in reality she should be thinking about her father, who is indeed a monster in my eyes. It never made any sense. She hardly thought about the consequences and didn't work to get anything don't making others do her work for her. This one had potential, but it never came more
by Giselle SM
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.) 17-year-old Valencia ran away to Montreal after witnessing something she never expected to see. Something that rightfully shocked her, and left her doubting who her father and boyfriend really were. Now Valencia is struggling to make rent, and barely surviving on her own. What did Valencia witness? And what are her father and boyfriend mixed up in? This was an okay story, but it dragged. Valencia was an okay character, and I understood why she ran away from home, even if leaving without any money was a little short-sighted. She could have been a bit smarter, but it was clear that she had acted on a fight or flight response rather than anything logical, so fair enough. The storyline in this was okay, but the book was just too long. I liked the mystery aspect of the story, but the whole thing just dragged, and dragged, and dragged a bit more. I could have edited out about half of this story without it losing anything important. There were a couple of interesting twists that I didn’t see coming, and I did appreciate those, but again, the rest of the story just dragged too much in between. There was some romance in this, and it was okay, but I didn’t really love it. The ending was okay, and we got a bit of a happily ever after, but mostly I was just pleased that the book was over. At 432 pages this was way longer than it needed to be. Overall; okay story, but dragged too much, 6.25 out of more
by Sarah Elizabeth
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