Then She Vanishes by Claire Douglas

I’m back into reading more twisty thrillers, and this is said to be one of the best!

Thank you Harper books for my gifted copy in exchange for my honest review.

Synopsis: On a summer’s night in 1994, sixteen-year-old Flora Powell vanished from her sleepy seaside town without a trace. Their hearts shattered, Flora’s mother, her sister Heather, and Heather’s best friend Jess had to somehow carry on not knowing what happened. Twenty-five years later, tragedy strikes again when Heather walks into a stranger’s house and allegedly kills two people in cold blood. Why would this loving wife and doting new mother commit such a heinous crime? Jess, now a reporter, returns to the hometown she left behind to cover the case and dig for answers. But this isn’t like any other story. Jess was like a sister to the Powell girls, until the summer that tore them all apart. What happened to the girl she used to know? The question haunts Jess and propels her to find the key that may unlock the mysteries involving both sisters. But the search may reveal more . . . a darker side to this idyllic place she thought she knew.

This is actually a re-publishing of this novel. The original publishing date was back in 2019, so if this sounds familiar to you, you may have read it before! This is one of those fun novels where little clues are left throughout to have you feeling like a real detective, trying to guess the twist in the end. This is another multiple point-of-view novel which isn’t always my favorite, but this is really well done. The ending especially made it totally worth it. This was a really fun summer thriller that you won’t want to pass up before summer ends!

4/5 Stars

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