When She Disappeared – ARC Book Review

When She Disappeared: The twisty new psychological thriller that will keep you turning the pages in 2022 by [Steph Mullin, Nicole Mabry]

Title:- When She Disappeared

Authors:- Steph Mullin and Nicole Mabry

No. of pages:- 388 pages

Date published:- will be published on March 3rd 2022

Genre:- Psychological Thriller


‘On May 26, 2004, Jessie Germaine went to school as normal and cheered at the end of year rally. That evening, she rode her bike into the forest and disappeared…into thin air.’

Margo hasn’t been back to Lake Moss since her school friend went missing. But as she returns, running from a failed marriage, the news breaks. Her hometown’s swimming hole has been Jessie’s grave for fifteen years.

Digging out her old diary, and steeling herself to face unfriendly ghosts of the past, Margo sets out to help a documentary crew as they investigate the infamous case the police bungled.

In a town where everyone knows everyone – but they all have secrets – the killer is certain to be close to home…

After reading The Family Tree, written by the very same authors, I got an invitation from the publisher to review their latest book, When She Disappeared, about a high school student named Jessie who went missing years ago.

The story starts with a couple of teenagers who go cliff jumping and finds the skeletal remains of a girl stored in a cooler. The girl is Jessie Germaine who disappeared years ago. Margo after dealing with Jessie’s disappearance and her mother’s death returns back to Lake Moss after being away for years and her failed marriage. She along with Austin sets out to question a few of Jessie’s friends for their podcast. But Margot receives threatening messages from someone, who does not want them to dig into the past.

Initially, the story started out a little boring. But soon, it gained momentum towards the middle, became fast paced. However, there were not much twists and turns you would expect in a thriller but nonetheless, the authors managed to draw the reader into the story. The ending…now that’s what I want to talk about. The ending was totally unexpected and for a moment I couldn’t even believe that the book ended in that way.

Overall, this is a good thriller book, quiet unputdownable that will keep you up all night–worth five stars

Many thanks to Netgalley and Avon the for ARC. The review is based on my honest opinion only.

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