With Vanished, her thirty-first bestselling novel, Danielle Steel brings to life the story of a man and woman faced with an almost unthinkable tragedy – the mysterious abduction of their young son.
In the late 1930s in New York, Marielle Patterson shares her life with her husband Malcolm and their little boy Teddy. But their lives are filled with secrets. Haunted by a past she has kept hidden even from her husband, Marielle secretly lights a candle each year for a child who died in a tragic accident when he was scarcely more than a baby. Then Marielle runs into her first love, American expatriate Charles Delauney. And when little Teddy is kidnapped Charles is first blamed, then arrested, as the Pattersons, the New York Police and the FBI turn the country upside down, looking for Teddy.
A terrifying court drama seeks to put Charles Delauney behind bars, as a series of revelations begin to unravel the truth about Marielle, Charles, and Malcolm. Piece by piece the uncovering of their pasts creates a complex mosaic of the motives and passions controlling their lives.
Vanished is an intriguing tale of guilt, desire, and suspense, and people one can't easily forget, as they are drawn inexorably together, seeking the child that…vanished.