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review 2017-07-21 03:08
Watch Me Disappear: A Novel - Janelle Brown

I thought that this was a pretty good premise for this book. However, I did tire of the father rather soon into my reading. I just did not connect with him at all. That being said, I'm not sure how I would act if my wife was missing for over a year and finding out all kinds of things about her that he did not know. Things in her past that were not even close to being revealed or told truthfully during their marriage that had been long enough to produce a teenage daughter.

Besides the missing mother and wife, there are other things going on in the book. Most of them having to do with the teenage daughter who is seeing visions and thinks her mother is still alive. These visions, after a while, lead the father and daughter to a mystery that was a shock to them both.

A decent read that includes some suspense that is, if you can get over some of the actions taken by the father.

Thanks to Random House and Net Galley for providing me with a free e-galley in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.

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review 2017-07-07 13:52
Watch Me Disappear
Watch Me Disappear: A Novel - Janelle Brown

 

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

 

Publication Date:  July 11th 2017

 

Format: Hardcover

 

Pages : 368 pages

 

 


 

It’s been a year since Billie Flanagan—a beautiful, charismatic Berkeley mom with an enviable life—went on a solo hike in Desolation Wilderness and vanished from the trail.

 

No body—only a hiking boot—has ever been found. Billie’s husband and teenage daughter cope with her death the best they can: Jonathan drinks, Olive grows remote.

 

But then Olive starts having waking dreams—or are they hallucinations?—that her mother is still alive. Jonathan worries about Olive’s emotional stability, until he starts unearthing secrets from Billie’s past that bring into question everything he thought he knew about his wife. Together, Olive and Jonathan embark on a quest for the truth—about Billie, their family, and the stories we tell ourselves about the people we love.

 

The story is about a family dealing with the disappearance of the mother ” Billie”, she had a wild eventful past and everyone loves her and worships her, but one day she goes hiking and never comes back, which leaves her husband and daughter trying to make peace with what happened, did she die and they have to move on? or, did she disappear and they need to find her?

 


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My Review : 

 

 

The story is about a family dealing with the disappearance of the mother ” Billie”, she had a wild eventful past and everyone loves her and worships her, but one day she goes hiking and never comes back, which leaves her husband and daughter trying to make peace with what happened, did she die and they have to move on? or, did she disappear and they need to find her?

 

 

This book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley

 

 

Thoughts: 

 

❃ I loved the writing in this book, It’s beautiful and made me like the story from the first few pages,

 

At first, the story was heartwarming and sweet, then it took a mysterious turn
It wasn’t thrilling or scary but very suspenseful and made me question the characters and the lives they had.

 

❃ The characters were great, i loved some and hated others,I admired ” Billie” at certain times but hated her selfishness at some points as well , I was invested in the father and daughter’s lives and feelings more, I really appreciate it when a book can do that, I also admired the relationship between them, you could feel the love they had for each other

 

But as the story goes on, you start to find out some not so pretty things about certain characters, Lies start to unfold, doubt and accusations start to take place over the good memories.

 

❃ The plot: I’m not sure how i feel about it, The events in this story didn’t start picking up until about 70% of the book, it was a bit slow paced for my liking but i was okay with it because I was waiting for the big reveal, i had high hopes for a mind blowing twist that would leave me gasping, which didn’t happen here, The actual reveal is good, I did enjoy it, but it left me a bit disappointed, It wasn’t something unexpected, and I didn’t get all the explanations i was waiting for .

 

The reason I’m giving this book 4 stars is because of the beautiful writing and the idea behind it, Do we really know the people we love as much as we think we do?

 

I loved that idea, and i enjoyed how it was represented in Billie and Jonathan.

 

“Maybe this is why they say love is blind : who you want people to be makes you blind to who they really are”

 

“I was marrying a woman who didn’t want to be known by anyone – not even me “

 

 

Source: thevillainlibrary.wordpress.com/2017/07/07/watch-me-disappear-review
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review 2017-06-26 00:41
Watch Me Disappear
Watch Me Disappear: A Novel - Janelle Brown

Billie Flanagan is a beautiful, charismatic wife and mother. One day while hiking alone in a place called Desolation Wilderness Billie vanishes. It's coming up on the one year anniversary since the incident and her body has still never been found. But her teenage daughter Olive begins seeing her. She takes this as a sign that her mother is still alive and that she wants her to find her. Jonathan is worried about his daughter but as he uncovers secrets about Billie's past he thinks that just maybe Billie is alive out there somewhere. And they're going to find out once and for all what happened.

This book was really good! It has lots of layers - the characters are complex, Billie especially - she was a completely different person before she met Jonathan and she only allows him to have a glimpse of who she was and who she is even well into their marriage. The story flowed well. There was never a dull moment. We'd be trying to figure out what happened to Billie and then we'd be hit with secrets of hers that I did not see coming. I couldn't stand not knowing if she was dead or alive. I thought I had the ending figured out but I was wrong. I loved it!

Thank you to Netgalley and Random House Publishing Group for a copy of this book.

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review 2017-06-08 19:00
Watch Me Throw the Ball!
Watch Me Throw the Ball! - Mo Willems

I'm pretty sure this was my first Elephant and Piggie book, and it's still my favorite. I read this one with R (not the nine-year-old) a lot. It's very funny and so fun to read out loud.

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text 2017-06-06 15:09
Silent Watch By Elle Kennedy 99 cents!
Silent Watch (Silhouette Intimate Moments, #1574) - Elle Kennedy

Blake was tracking the Rose Killer in order to forget the woman he couldn't save. Now there was a new lead: a survivor. Convincing Samantha “Sam” Dawson to help was only half the battle. Resisting the allure of the fiery beauty was downright impossible.

 

Sam wanted nothing to do with men. With the city. With the fame of her former life as a model. Six months after the heinous attack, she still bore the killer's trademark scar. But if she was tough as she thought, she'd have to face her fears to catch a killer—and dare to love again.

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