Synopses & Reviews
Following the phenomenal success of My Sister's Keeper and Second Glance, beloved best-selling author Jodi Picoult is back with another page-turning novel about the power of memories--and the sharing of their secrets. Vanishing Acts introduces readers to Delia Hopkins, a young woman who seems indeed to have led a charmed life. Raised in rural New Hampshire by her windowed father Andrew, she finds fulfillment in her work, in which she uses Search and Rescue blood-hounds to find missing persons. In addition, she now has a small daughter and is on the threshold of marrying her handsome fiance. However, as Delia starts to plan her wedding, she finds that she is plagued by flashbacks to a time that she can't recall. What are these flashbacks, and what do they mean? In shock and confused, Delia must search out the truth among these newly discovered memories--even when they threaten to devastate her life, and the lives of those she loves most. Gripping and absorbing in every way, Vanishing Acts is a story that explores what happens when a past we have been running from catches up with us--and what happens when the memory we thought had vanished returns as a threat.
The "New York Times" bestselling author of "My Sister's Keeper" now brings listeners the gripping, absorbing, and shocking story of a woman caught between a past she cannot recall and the life she cannot live without it. Unabridged. 12 CDs.
How do you recover the past when it was never yours to lose?
Delia Hopkins has led a charmed life. Raised in rural New Hampshire by her beloved, widowed father, she now has a young daughter, a handsome fiance, and her own search-and-rescue bloodhound, which she uses to find missing persons. But as Delia plans her wedding, she is plagued by flashbacks of a life she can't recall...until a policeman knocks on her door, revealing a secret about herself that changes the world as she knows it -- and threatens to jeopardize her future. With Vanishing Acts, Jodi Picoult explores how life -- as we know it -- might not turn out the way we imagined; how the people we've loved and trusted can suddenly change before our very eyes; how the memory we thought had vanished could return as a threat. Once again, Picoult handles an astonishing and timely topic with under-standing, insight, and compassion.