Vanished Cover


By Danielle Steel

Dell, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780440217466, 400pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 1994


Vanished tells the story of a man and woman faced with an almost unthinkable tragedy—the mysterious abduction of their son.

In the late 1930s, in the shadow of the Lindbergh kidnapping, and as war looms in Europe, Marielle Patterson shares and elegant Manhattan brownstone with her husband, Malcolm, and their little boy, Teddy. Though the couple's lives are filled with secrets, Marielle is a devoted wife and mother, and Malcolm is a man everyone admires.

On the eve of Teddy's disappearance, Marielle runs into her first love, American expatriate Charles Delauney. And when Teddy is kidnapped, Charles is first blamed, then arrested. But as the search for Teddy widens, even Marielle is scrutinized by the FBI and special agent John Taylor. Suspicions and accusations mingle with terror and heartbreak as every threat, every failure, every fear, is remembered, examined, explored.

During Charles Delauney's trial, a series of revalations begins to unravel the about Marielle, Charles, and Malcolm, uncovering the motives and passions controlling their lives.

Vanished is a tale of guilt, desire, suspense, and of people drawn inexorably together, seeking the child who... vanished.

About the Author
Danielle Steelhas been hailed as one of the world s most popular authors, with over 650 million copies of her novels sold. Her many international bestsellers include"Country, Prodigal Son, Pegasus, ""A Perfect Life, Power Play, Winners, First Sight, Until the End of Time, The Sins of the Mother, "and other highly acclaimed novels. She is also the author of"His Bright Light, "the story of her son Nick Traina s life and death;"A Gift of Hope, "a memoir of her work with the homeless;"Pure Joy, "about the dogs she and her family have loved; and the children s book"Pretty Minnie in Paris.""