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My book for today is The Day She Disappeared by Lisa Hall
Publication Date: October 3, 2023
A remote island. A missing girl. A woman with a troubled past.
Becky is back on the tiny island where she was born, the island she swore she’d never return to.
Apart from her former best friend Megan, everyone makes it clear she isn’t wanted. The islanders have long memories. They haven’t forgotten the scandal. What Becky did.
Becky decides to leave as soon as she can. But first, she must discover what happened to Violet.
Violet disappeared exactly a year ago, the day of the summer festival. Everyone assumes she ran off to the mainland with her boyfriend. Only her sister believes something more sinister happened to her.
Becky starts to ask questions — and becomes convinced that Violet never left the island. Someone in this remote, suspicious community knows exactly what happened to her. Someone who’s determined to keep the truth hidden — whatever it takes.
As Becky pieces the clues together, she is forced to confront the dark secrets of her own past. But has she got it tragically wrong . . . yet again?
And then another teenage girl goes missing . . .
I remember the exact moment I receive the telephone call, the call that starts the whole chain of events. Rain crashes against dirty windows as I stand in my chilly, one-bedroom flat, looking out over the grey, bleak landscape that is London in June — the great British summertime — the phone pressed hard against my ear.
Today’s Question Is: – Have you ever become disoriented in a bookstore? (submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)
A: Oh my goodness, yes! Matter of fact I do it quite a bit since I have been going weekly. I get so lost in reading the synopsis of books, that when I am done, I am like “Where the heck am I at?” That comes with being an old lady too, lol!
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