The Disappearing – Lori Roy

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Thanks to Dutton Books #PRHPartner for the free advanced copy in exchange for my honest review.

THE DISAPPEARING – Lori Roy

This one is hitting bookshelves tomorrow!

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My Thoughts: 4/5 stars!

This was my introduction to Lori Roy and I was not disappointed! I loved her writing style and the way she was able to build the story with all of the characters and events. THE DISAPPEARING isn’t really a thriller, but more of a slower burn mystery and suspense. So keep that in mind when starting this one!

“A small Southern town where girls disappear and boys run away.”

Lane Fielding has returned to her small hometown in Florida with her two daughters, Annalee and Talley. Her family name comes with a bad history and secrets that she was trying to outrun her entire life. She has to return because of her divorce from her husband. Her father ran a school for boys that had no homes or who were discipline cases and recently he was accused of abusing the boys and even beating some to death.

As if that isn’t enough to worry about, a young woman that did work in the town and for the Fielding family, Susannah, has disappeared. The town fears that history is repeating itself and that the blonde girls could be in trouble. When Lane’s daughter Annalee goes missing she fears the worst for her other daughter as well.

This story follows the perspectives of Lane, Talley, Lane’s mother Erma, and Daryl. We go from present day to Daryl’s perspective (before Susannah’s disappearance) as Roy begins to unravel what happened to the girls. I will say that I was not expecting the twist at the end of the book! I definitely thought I had it figured out, but I was very wrong!

If you’re looking for a good character study, slow burning mystery/suspense novel, then this one is a great addition to the TBR. There are plenty of secrets the Fieldings are hiding and a great twist at the end!

 

Have you read any of Lori Roy’s other books? Which should I pick up next?

–Jess

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