So this week’s BotW is Lucy Robinson’s latest – The Day We Disappeared. And this is likely to be quite a short post because I’m terrified of saying too much about this. You may remember Lucy Robinson from previous posts – about The Unfinished Symphony of You and Me which was one of my books of the year in 2014.
The Day We Disappeared tells the stories of Annie and Kate. Annie has a secret and it’s caused her a lot of problems – but now there’s someone who wants to fix her. Kate is running away and she’s not going to tell you why – because that would defeat the object the reinvention that she’s trying to pull off. And there are undercurrents. Lots of undercurrents – of different types – and there are complications.
And that’s all I dare say. Which isn’t much more than the back of the book says. But that’s because to tell you more would Give Too Much Away and Ruin It All. And Lucy Robinson’s clearly worked really hard in writing this not to do that and I don’t want to spoil it. Because this book blew me away – in a really good way. As you can tell, I loved Unfinished Symphony, and I think I like this more – even if there isn’t a side-kick as funny as Barry. This is a bit different though. The last book had me in tears – of both types, whereas this one had me holding my breath and totally gripped. I did laugh and I nearly cried, but there’s so much suspense and tension in this as well that wasn’t in the last one.
It did take me a while to read this – but that’s mostly because I was worried about ending up in tears in public again. Crying on the train is so embarrassing. To be honest, my only problem with this book is that the cover does not match the rest of Lucy Robinson’s books – which is more about my issues with matching books than anything else. And I read this on my e-reader. So it’s not really a problem at all until I buy a paperback version for completeness…
My copy came from NetGalley* (yes, I know, I’m behind again) but you can get yours from all over the place – like Amazon, Waterstones, Foyles, Kindle (for a bargain £1.79 at time of writing), Kobo and hopefully the supermarkets too. It’d be a great book to take on holiday,** as long as you don’t have any pressing plans to do anything other than reading it because you’ll be glued to your sun lounger!
*With the usual provisos – honest review, only write about stuff on here I do genuinely love etc.
** Yes I know, I promised a holiday reads post. It is coming. It really is. I’ve even started working out what I’m going to include. But there are a few more books that I need to read before I can be sure I’ve covered all bases.