Thursday, October 22, 2020

Showcase The Girl Who Wasn't There by Vincent Zandri Oceanview Publishing

 Today I'm showcasing The Girl Who Wasn't There by Vincent Zandri a new release from fave indy Oceanview Publishing. Perfect for fans of Gillian Flynn and Paula Hawkins

ISBN-13: 978-1608093960
Publisher: Oceanview Publishing
Release Date: 10-13-2020
Length: 304pp
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/IndieBound



Sidney O’Keefe just wants to spend a peaceful weekend alone with his wife and daughter in the vacation paradise of Lake Placid, New York—now that he’s been paroled after a ten year stretch in a maximum-security prison. But any illusion of a peaceful future is destroyed when his eleven-year-old daughter, Chloe, suddenly disappears from the iconic beach scene, leaving Sidney and his wife, Penny, stricken with fear and panic.

When it’s determined that his old crime boss, Mickey Rabuffo, might be behind the abduction, it becomes apparent that the past has not only come back to haunt Sidney, but it’s come back to kill the entire family. With the village police assuming that Sidney, an ex-con with a history of prison violence, is responsible for his daughter’s disappearance, Sidney is left with no choice—he needs to take the law into his own hands—not only to expose the truth about what’s developing into a conspiracy of Biblical proportions, but also to render his own particular brand of rough justice.


The Girl Who Wasn't There is the hard hitting, fast paced and brutally honest mystery novel that I was waiting for and that I've come to expect from Vincent Zandri. He's hit it right out of the ball park with this one.” —John Hemingway, author of Strange Tribe

“Outstanding! Twists, turns, and you'd-never-guess-it plot twists galore. This vintage Zandri can’t be missed.” —Diane Capri, New York Times best-selling author

“Vincent Zandri’s tight-fisted thriller throws a gut punch at those who would separate a man from his family.” —Foreword Reviews

“[The Girl Who Wasn’t There is an] engrossing thriller . . . a tangled web of death and deceit.” —Publishers Weekly

Praise for Vincent Zandri

“Gritty, fast-paced, lyrical and haunting.” —Harlan Coben, New York Times best-selling author

“Tough, stylish, heartbreaking.” —Don Winslow, New York Times best-selling author

“. . . Oh, what a story it is . . . Riveting . . . A terrific old school thriller.” —Booklist (Starred Review)

“Vincent Zandri hails from the future.” —The New York Times

“Sensational . . . masterful . . . brilliant.” —New York Post

About the author:
Vincent Zandri is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of more than forty novels and novellas. His books have been translated into several languages; he has been featured in the New York Times; and has appeared on Bloomberg TV and Fox News. Zandri’s awards include the ITW Thriller Award, the Shamus Award, and was nominated for the Derringer Award. An MFA graduate of Vermont College, he is a freelance photojournalist and has written for many magazines including New York Newsday. Zandri is an active supporter of libraries and a lecturer at several New York colleges and universities. He lives in Albany, New York.


  1. While this kind of book is not my "cup of tea" I immediately thought of the two authors you mention at the top and how it looked like something they'd write.

  2. Sounds like my kind of story. Thanks for sharing Debbie.

  3. I like this kind of story now and again. Sounds like it would make for a really good movie too.

  4. This sounds so good. I like it. Thanks for introducing me to this book.