Published by Joffe Books on October 10, 2023
Genres: Psychological Thrillers
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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 . . .
The Day She Disappeared by Lisa Hall is a gripping psychological thriller that kept me on the edge of my seat from start to finish. The story follows the disappearance of a young woman and the search for answers that follow.
As the story unfolded, I found myself constantly guessing and second-guessing who was responsible for the disappearance, and what their motivations might be. There were several twists and turns that I did not see coming, and the conclusion was both satisfying and unexpected.
The setting of the novel, a remote island community, adds an extra layer of mystery and intrigue to the story. The characters are well-developed and realistic, and their motivations and actions are believable. The relationships between the characters are complex and add depth to the story.
Overall, I highly recommend The Day She Disappeared to anyone who enjoys a well-crafted mystery with plenty of suspense and intrigue. Lisa Hall is definitely an author to watch in the psychological thriller genre.
Thank you to Zoé from ZooLoo Book Tours and the author for allowing me to read and review this book.