Thursday, 9 April 2015

Happy Publication Day to Lucy Robinson! Review of The Day We Disappeared

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Title: The Day We Disappeared
Author: Lucy Robinson
Format reviewed: Paperback
Source: Competition Win from Chick Lit Love
Publisher: Penguin
Publication Date: 9th April 2015
Rating: 5 Stars

Annie has a secret. But if she's not going to tell, we won't either. It's a heart-breaking secret she wishes she didn't have - yet Annie isn't broken, not quite yet. Especially now there's someone out there who seems determined to fix her.

Kate has run away. But she's not going to tell us why - that would defeat the point of running, wouldn't it? It's proving difficult to reinvent herself, however, with one person always on her mind.

Scratch beneath the surface and nobody is really who they seem. Even Annie and Kate, two old friends, aren't entirely sure who they are any more. Perhaps you can work it out, before their pasts catch up with them for good . . .

A gripping and unpredictable story of two young women running from their pasts. We defy you to guess the twist . . .

Lucy Robinson does it again! If you haven't read anything by this superb author, then stop reading this review and just go out and buy one of her books. You won't regret it. 

Annie and Kate are friends, and they both have secrets. Annie is trying her hardest to forget things in her past. She is a masseuse and new boyfriend Stephen rescues her from travelling around London to various practices and sets her up as the in office masseuse for his IT empire. Its a company whose offices sound similar to how the Google offices are portrayed in the film "The Internship" (well it's the best was I can describe it).

Katie is running away from something, and runs to the wilds of the West Coast of England, and starts working in a horse yard, for champion eventer Mark Waverley. She is twitchy at the slightest thought that her hiding place could be discovered. She does however soon fall for the horse Stumpy.. and she may have feelings for his owner. 

I found the beginning of the book a bit slow, but still interesting, and was definitely preferring Kate's story to Annie's for most of the book (possibly because of the horses). However as you got to know both characters and bits of their pasts were revealed, I started to feel deeply about ladies. 

The Day We Disappeared is very suspenseful, and I would never have guessed the final outcomes, completely took me by surprise. There is a lot of plot put into this book, and there is not a dull moment at all. 

The host of support characters and friends are delightful, and the "Le Cloob" meetings often provided a bit of light relief. Loved Claudie's fiery French opinions. 

Absolutely wonderful story that I suspect will stay with me for a while. I think this could be one of the best books I will read this year.

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