The Vanishing - Tim Krabbé, Sam Garrett Being on holiday in the Netherlands, I wanted to read a book by a Dutch author and this was the most interesting-looking book in the English section of the bookshop. I'd seen the Dutch film of the book a few years ago and, having liked that very much, I had another impetus to get this novel.Well, novel is pushing it a bit - at 115 pages of relatively large-font, double-spaced text, this is really a short story or novella and I read it in a few hours.Anyway, a well written, engaging and chilling psychological thriller. There are no "blood-spattered" details of what happened to the "vanished" woman, but the effects of her disappearance on her boyfriend and the views into the mind of the man who effected her disappearance are gripping.