Book Review: Then She Vanishes by Claire Douglas #Thriller #ThenSheVanishes #BookBloggers

Then She Vanishes by Claire Douglas UK book cover

GIFTED / Today I bring you my brief review for the thriller I read some time ago and never got around to review it: Then She Vanishes by Claire Douglas.
This book was published by Michael Joseph, Penguin Random House on August 8th 2019, and it has 448 pages.
I want to thank the team from Michael Joseph for sending me an e-galley of this novel (in an exchange for an honest review).

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About the book:

Heather and Jess were best friends – until the night Heather’s sister vanished.

Jess has never forgiven herself for the lie she told that night. Nor has Heather.

But now Heather is accused of an awful crime.

And Jess is forced to return to the sleepy seaside town where they grew up, to ask the question she’s avoided for so long:

What really happened the night Flora disappeared? 

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Review:

It has been some time since I finished Then She Vanishes so I will try to keep my review short and point-blank.

First and most important: this thriller was highly entertaining and that is it’s main plus.
It took me five days to finish it but that is because I was very busy in time I was reading it. I imagine if I had more time to read I would probably finish it in two days.

It was so easy to read, and I really wanted to turn those pages faster, even though the reason for that wasn’t that I was dying to know what will happen, but because I was purely enjoying spending my time with this book.

It main disadvantage, if I’m being honest, is it’s predictability.
There are many things that happened in the story and, of course, most of them weren’t as obvious, but the main revelation and the outcome were visible from the very beginning of the book.

The second flaw is that the story is just not rememberable.
As I already stated, it has been some time since I finished this novel and I already have hard time when I try to think about it’s side characters or subplots. Most of it is a blur.

In the end, I think this book would appeal to readers who like to read thriller from time to time, but if you’re an advanced reader of that genre, maybe you’d wish it brought more to the table.

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5 Comments

  1. If you remember the book as entertaining then that is a good sign. Maybe not a 5 star fantastic but they can’t all be.
    I have a few books read and waiting to be reviewed and I should really write them soon before I forget.
    Nice review Irena. I’m happy to see lots of activity on Book Dust Magic.
    Amanda xx

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    1. Thanks Amanda. I’m trying to keep up, I have only two more reviews to write, of books I already read. I know how sometimes hard it is to make yourself review a book right away, and then the longer you procrastinate the even more harder it is…
      I never reviewed some books on Netgalley because of that reason… 🙈
      I hope you will write those reviews soon then, and I am looking forward to read them. 😊

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