Kiss Kill Vanish (Hardcover)
Katherine Tegen Books, 9780062274496, 432pp.
Publication Date: October 7, 2014
Love. Betrayal. Murder.
Valentina is living a charmed, glittering life in Miami—falling in love for the first time, showered with gifts and affection by her father, surrounded by friends—when one shocking moment shatters everything she thought she knew about herself, her boyfriend, and her world. With no one left to trust, Valentina sheds her identity and flees to Montreal, where she finds work posing for a series of portraits by a pompous young artist. Valentina has always been at home in the art world, but she's never felt quite so alone.
Valentina's carefully constructed new life comes crashing down when someone from her past resurfaces, putting her safety in question and her heart on the line. With betrayal at every turn, Valentina must untangle the deceptions of those she once loved and race to find her own truth—before it's too late.
About the Author
Jessica Martinez is a Canadian living in Florida. She graduated from Brigham Young University and now divides her time between her three sweet children, her two rebellious cats, her husband, and all the books she wants to read. Also, sometimes she writes.
Praise For Kiss Kill Vanish…
— Kirkus Reviews
“[A] strong voice, full of sensory imagery, and exquisitely drawn relationships... make this a memorable thriller.”
— Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“[A] thrilling, twist-filled story.”
“A whirlwind of intrigue and romance…. From the heat of Miami to the cold streets of Montreal, Martinez’s modern-day film noir is a wild ride for romance and thriller fans alike.”
— School Library Journal
“A sexy, pulse-pounding thriller with a fresh, artsy vibe—bold, dangerous, intoxicating.”
— Lisa McMann, bestselling author of the Wake trilogy and the Visions series
“A beautiful tangle of love, loyalty, compromise, and betrayal, Kiss Kill Vanish will leave you breathless.”
— Robin Wasserman, author of The Book of Blood and Shadow and the Seven Deadly Sins series
“Kiss Kill Vanish is an outstanding and original novel that is unlike anything else I’ve ever read. Martinez manages the rare combination of gorgeous, atmospheric writing and thrilling, page-turner action. She has created a darkly romantic world that is compelling and ultimately unforgettable. I miss it already.”
— Corey Ann Haydu, author of OCD Love Story and Life by Committee