Considering I finished this one almost a week ago, it’s about time I get this review up
Thanks to Berkley for the free early copy in exchange for my honest review
THE RETURN – Rachel Harrison (Releasing March 24th, 2020)
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An edgy and haunting debut novel about a group of friends who reunite after one of them has returned from a mysterious two-year disappearance.
Julie is missing, and the missing don’t often return. But Elise knows Julie better than anyone, and she feels in her bones that her best friend is out there, and that one day she’ll come back. She’s right. Two years to the day that Julie went missing, she reappears with no memory of where she’s been or what happened to her.
My Thoughts: 3/5 stars
This one I’m very middle ground on – it’s hard to really review it too without spoiling it. THE RETURN by Rachel Harrison is a solid suspense story about a group of friends reuniting after one of them disappeared for years. Julie is missing, but her friends know that she’s still out there and alive. Two year to the day, she suddenly returns and with no memory of what happened to her.
What didn’t work for me was that the whole first portion of the book was a lot of dialogue between the characters and it didn’t feel like there was much progression with the story. However, once it picks up then it really does. That’s what redeemed it for me. I did enjoy the writing and for the most part the author kept my attention! By no means is this a bad review or a book I wouldn’t recommend. I know plenty of other readers that absolutely loved it! I for sure will pick up more from Harrison in the future.