The Art of Vanishing was an enjoyable, easy read that had me chuckling at parts and surprised me at others. Although no one dies in this cozy mystery there are still plenty of mysterious happenings and a culprit to sniff out to keep the reader engaged in the story. This book was the second book in the series but it could be read without having read the first.
I did truly enjoy the story but there were a couple things that bothered me. I felt like Lila doesn’t really do all the much to solve the crimes. Most of the stuff that happens in the story happens around or to Lila rather than her actually doing anything about it. I really like Lila as a character, I just wanted her to have a more take charge attitude about everything. She had some moments of actions, but each of them seemed to be reactions to her surroundings or what others had said or done. I hope that in future books she takes charge of the story a bit more.
Overall I give the book 4 out of 5 stars. Even without an actual murder it was a great read. I am looking forward to reading more stories from the author.
*I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*