The Vanishing of Katharina LindenUK (April 2009); US (August 2010)
On the day Katharina Linden disappears, Pia is the last person to see her alive. Terror is spreading through the town. How could a ten-year-old girl vanish in a place where everybody knows everybody else?
Pia is determined to find out what happened to Katharina.
But then the next girl disappears...
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"...a feast of treats and creeps. The excellent writing, and the eschewing of anything remotely winsome or mawkish, make this an eerily subtle literary page-turner. Wonderful."
"This fascinating debut novel veers off in an unexpected direction and Grant steers it with impressive skill...a richly textured, effortlessly written novel with an impeccable sense of place and characterisation."
The Sunday Telegraph
"Lightness of touch, neatness of phrase and talent for observation enliven the darkness of the material...For something so chilling, it is terrific entertainment."
The Sunday Times
"An impressive debut from a writer to watch."
The Daily Mail
Puffin, Paperback, UK April 2009, ISBN: 978-0141325736
Random House, Hardcover, US August 2010, ISBN: 9780385344173