Watch Me Disappear

Watch Me Disappear

A Novel

eBook - 2017
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--"Tantalizing and twisty . . . a spider's web of a novel . . . You won't be able to put it down."₇Megan Abbott--was Together, Olive and Jonathan embark on a quest for the truth₇about Billie, but also about themselves, learning, in the process, about all the ways that love can distort what we choose to see. Janelle Brown's insights into the dynamics of intimate relationships will make you question the stories you tell yourself about the people you love, while her nervy storytelling will keep you guessing until the very last page.--₇Lisa Gardner, author of Right Behind You "A riveting, seductive read about the secret, protected places within even the most intimate relationships . . . Janelle Brown has written a novel that provokes thought as her story twists and turns. I loved it."₇Sara Gruen, #1 New York Times "Watch Me Disappear "I devoured Watch Me Disappear₇Laura McHugh, author of The Weight of Blood "The real magic of Watch Me Disappear₇Tim Johnston, author of Descent
Publisher: New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2017
ISBN: 9780812989472
0812989473
Branch Call Number: OverDrive eBooks
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Newmommy09
Jun 03, 2019

Really engrossing, enjoyable read. I liked the character development. I will check out this Author's other books, as this one was the first of hers I chose. The author's writing flows well. Recommend this one to my fellow readers out there.

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Bookworm2228
Mar 31, 2019

4 1/2 stars. This is the first of Brown's books I've read but I enjoyed this read so much, I plan to read any other books she's written. Billie Flanagan disappeared on a solo hike to the Desolation Wilderness a year ago. Her husband Jonathon is writing a memoir of their life together and drinking too much. Her daughter Olive, a teenager, is floundering. But Olive starts having visions of her mother and starts to believe that she is still alive. Jonathon starts looking into Billie's past and discovers some truths about Billie that he wished he never knew. Father and daughter are grieving in their own way and at times the distance between them grows. Is Olive really having visions or is there something wrong with her? And Jonathon finds himself questioning whether he ever really knew his wife. A heartfelt and interesting read with a few twists and turns. A really good read.

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gloryb
Dec 19, 2018

Just when I was getting tired of reading about the husband's grief about his wife's death/disappearance - even after a year - the author changes gears and starts to provide a different picture gradually of the loving wife and mother. I liked the visions the daughter has of her mother actually still being alive and her attempts to find those places in her visions in case there will be clues of her mother's presence there. The author keeps her reader's guessing to the last word in the novel as to what happened to the wife. The author has a style of writing that suits those who like minute descriptions of setting, character's actions and feelings, and interpersonal relationships. It was rather hard to believe though that a publishing company would want to publish a book like that memoir the husband wants to write of his wife - a nobody really. Yet interestingly enough, that memoir is the basis for the author's book. I might look for some of the author's other books as this one was the first one I have read that she has written. This title was advertised on my link with Kobo so I thought I would give this book a try, borrowing it from the library though to see if I liked the author's writing style.

agenesis Oct 11, 2018

Loved this book. Was shouting, "WHAT?!" in delight on the very last page. Will look for more of this author's work for sure.

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0007548100dmw
Feb 18, 2018

Slow stare, almost gave up but glad I continued. Very good book but, a little surprised with the ending.

ehbooklover Feb 07, 2018

This one is a twisty slow burn and I couldn't stop reading it. I really liked how the story was told via alternating points of view. The characters felt real and I grew very invested in the outcome of the story.

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marcrrussell
Jan 25, 2018

trite; possibly a good story in a better writer's hands? It IS a quick read , but I'd rather have those two days back!

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squeak_0
Jan 07, 2018

Great read!

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BigOrange
Nov 10, 2017

Entertaining and kept me going - a good, light read

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SJLoft
Oct 30, 2017

LOVED THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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