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J O S E P H   F A L A N K


"Falank is master and commander of his pen." - Natasha Head, author of Pulse, Nothing Left to Lose


The Vanishing at Echo Lake - Coming November 2024 - to Commemorate a Decade in Publishing

The Vanishing at Echo Lake

Fresh off the critically praised Renewal, author Joseph Falank's next release arrives November 12, 2024, which will serve to commemorate ten years since his first published book, the hit young adult novel Seeing, in 2014.

In the decade since his debut, Falank has also authored the supernatural novel The Painted Lady, along with two thrilling novellas in An Unexpected Visit and Disconnected, as well as the aforementioned family drama Renewal. 

In his sixth and latest release to be published next November, Falank once again blends genres in a character-focused thriller about six friends who gather at a secluded lake house, where one by one they begin to vanish.

The novel The Vanishing at Echo Lake will be published by BHC Press in hardcover, softcover, and eBook formats on November 12, 2024.



Two years after an incident caused a rift in his family, aspiring novelist Malcolm Aton returns home, beckoned by his younger brother to assist in the care of their ailing father, who is facing the end stages of Alzheimer's disease.

With confrontation imminent, Malcolm takes on the temporary role of caregiver while contending with big decisions that will impact every corner of his life.


Nothing will go as expected.

"Falank writes an honest, raw, gut wrenching, heartbreaking novel about the reality of Alzheimer's disease. But there is so much more to this book than the debilitating disease - this book is also about forgiveness, about relationships, heartbreak, and the renewal of life after all of that. It's a book that you don't want to miss."

- Kristin G., The Book Addict

"...there may have been a tear or two towards the end. ...a well-written account..."

- Di B., The Book Review Crew

"...Renewal is a powerfully written and incredibly honest story..."

- Max Bowen, Citywide Blackout podcast