Happy Monday everyone and what a way to start the week! I’m thrilled to be part of the closing day for the blog blitz for Sibel Hodge’s The Disappeared. I’ve been a fan of Sibel’s books for a while now since I read Look Behind You back in 2014!
Big thanks to Emma Welton of Bloodhound Books for inviting me on the blog blitz and to Bloodhound Books for my e-copy of The Disappeared.
The widow. The secret. The liar.
On a routine flight from Africa to England, Dr Mason Palmer is tragically killed when the light aircraft he’s travelling on crashes and disappears in dense bush land.
Ten months later, Nicole Palmer is still trying to block out the grief of her husband’s sudden death. Until one morning she receives a photo of Mason through the post, along with a cryptic message. A message only he could’ve written.
But when Nicole tries to find out if Mason is really alive and what actually happened to him in Africa, everyone she turns to for answers ends up dead.
Determined to find the truth, Nicole uncovers a conspiracy that spans the globe, and discovers there are powerful people who are prepared to kill to keep her silent.
Who’s lying? Who’s watching Nicole? And can she expose their murky secrets before they catch up with her?
What Did I Think?
I honestly don’t know where to start with my review for The Disappeared. As with many of Sibel Hodge’s books, I don’t want to talk too much about the plot for fear of spoiling the story! #nospoilers.
My heart went out to Nicole. Losing her husband has to be devastating but to not get the closure of a funeral must be a feeling like no other. And then to receive a photo of her late husband, is it a very cruel joke or a glimmer of hope? I wanted to know the truth!
I devoured the book within 24 hours. The pace at which the story unfolds kept my attention gripped to my kindle. Hodge has a way of writing a book of many layers which starts off as one type of book but the more I read and peel back the layers, the story twists and turns into another book entirely.
Yet again Hodge has written a thought provoking read and she’s made me realise I do actually read conspiracy thrillers! I don’t know how much truth there is to the backdrop of this story but it definitely made me ponder the possibilities!
Who Is Sibel Hodge?
Sibel Hodge is the author of the No 1 Bestsellers Look Behind You, Untouchable, and Duplicity. Her books have sold over one million copies and are international bestsellers in the UK, USA, Australia, France, Canada and Germany. She writes in an eclectic mix of genres, and is a passionate human and animal rights advocate.
Her work has been nominated and shortlisted for numerous prizes, including the Harry Bowling Prize, the Yeovil Literary Prize, the Chapter One Promotions Novel Competition, The Romance Reviews’ prize for Best Novel with Romantic Elements and Indie Book Bargains’ Best Indie Book of 2012 in two categories. She was the winner of Best Children’s Book in the 2013 eFestival of Words; nominated for the 2015 BigAl’s Books and Pals Young Adult Readers’ Choice Award; winner of the Crime, Thrillers & Mystery Book from a Series Award in the SpaSpa Book Awards 2013; winner of the Readers’ Favorite Young Adult (Coming of Age) Honorable award in 2015; a New Adult finalist in the Oklahoma Romance Writers of America’s International Digital Awards 2015, and 2017 International Thriller Writers Award finalist for Best E-book Original Novel. Her novella Trafficked: The Diary of a Sex Slave has been listed as one of the top forty books about human rights by Accredited Online Colleges.
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