Book Review: Vanishing Act by Erica Kiefer

vanishing actTitle: Vanishing Act
Author: Erica Kiefer
Series: Lingering Echos
Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing
Release Date: May 26, 2015

Book Summary:

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.

Cheryls review

Another really terrific book by Erica Kiefer! I really liked the other books in the “Lingering Echos” series as well. This one can easily stand alone. It does not need to be read with the others. There were some very unexpected twists and turns in this book. Erica does a great job exploring pain and grief especially as it is experienced by youth. For some reason I wasn’t expecting that to be such a central theme in this story. The characters are continually learning and growing. Aaron Jackson, a favorite character of mine from the previous stories, has a central role in this one. He always seems like the perfect hero to me. New characters play a very large part of this story and I came to love them as well. So glad to have another captivating story by Erica Kiefer to read!

5 stars

Rating: 5 stars – I loved it!!!

Content: Clean, some violence, not too graphic

Source: ebook for rview

This book can be purchased at Amazon.


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