When She Disappeared

By: Steph Mullin and Nicole Mabry

Thank you HarperCollinsPublishing and Avon Books UK for a copy of this book!

On May 26, 2004, Jessie Germaine went missing. Margo had been friends with her in elementary school, but they since had grown apart. Margo left Lake Moss for college, and hasn’t been back since. Now she has returned to take care of her father after his knee surgery. As she returns to Lake Moss, Jessie’s body is found. Margo then helps her friend Austin, who works for a TV show, interview Jessie’s friends to help determine what really happened to Jessie. In this small town where everyone knows everyone, everyone is a suspect.

I wanted to love this book, but unfortunately it fell flat for me. The prologue was great, and then it all went downhill from there. From long, useless descriptions of non-important things, to juvenile conversations between the characters, I just could not get into it. I also figured out pretty early on who the murderer was – I just didn’t figure out the why. I also figured out one the reveals pretty early as well. The book was not suspenseful to me, and because I was able to figure things out, it was also not twisty.

That being said. For someone who is new to reading thrillers, I think you would like this one. I’ve read so many that sometimes I am able to figure things out. For newbies, I really do believe you can be shocked.

You can get your copy of this book here.


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