Vanished Author:Danielle Steel 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. ... more »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.« less
Another good Danielle Steel! I try to stay away from the romances that have the same old storyline time after time. This book is unique as it is written in the shadows of the Lindbergh kidnapping. Historically set in the late 1930's this is the story about a child abducted and the secret lives that surround this little boy. During the trial for the accused abductor the child's mother is forced to scrutinize her life, her husband and her ex-husband. I won't say anymore or I will give the story away, but this is not the usual "meet prince charming and live happily ever after" tale. A rather gripping tale.......for a romance!