The Disappearing by Lori Roy

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Surprisingly, I have not read a book by Lori Troy before! Shocking, I know, considering the genre I normally gravitate towards. I found this while looking at upcoming books and was completely honored for letting Dutton books let me read it in exchange for my honest review.

Lane never thought she would return back to home state, but soon enough finds herself there working behind a bar. She’s cautious about town as she is known for her father’s supposed abuse of the boys at the school he was a director at. She stays even more cautious for her two daughters that she lives with. Sure enough, Lane’s oldest daughter goes missing. Is Lane willing to put family differences behind her in order to be successful in finding her missing daughter? Including even her younger daughter?

You may already know by following my reviews that I’m not a fan of multiple points of view. Honestly? They’re growing on me! This one, on the other hand, has a LOT. I’m not one to read more than one book at a time, and having so many different points of view makes me feel like I am. I really focus in on the characters when I’m reading and I had a hard time doing this with so many characters. In all honesty, this was much needed for this book because of the conclusion the storylines all come to in the end. I had a hard time getting into the story at first because I was spending a lot of time trying to keep the characters in line and the timeline that matched it. I really had to pull myself to stay dedicated. The switch from first person to third person point of view was also way too distracting for me and a bit of a turn-off. The twist at the end of the book grabbed my attention back for sure (the twist is worth the read if anything!) I thought it was super cool that the story was based off true life events, something that makes it all the more relatable. In the end, I do need to go read more of Lori’s books!

2.5/5 Stars

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