These two sisters are about to be permanently “disappeared”
Julie Welch’s sister, Fay Lariviere, disappears from their hotel in Morocco. Although she leaves a note that she’ll be back in two days, Fay doesn’t return.
Julie’s anger shifts to worry—and to fear when she discovers a stalker. Then, an attack meant for Julie kills another woman. Searching Fay’s luggage and quizzing the hotel staff, Julie discovers Fay’s destination—a remote village in the Saharan desert. Convinced her sister is in danger and propelled by her own jeopardy, Julie rushes to warn Fay.
By the time she reaches the village, Julie finds that Fay has traveled deeper into the desert. With a villager as guide, Julie follows—only to be stranded in the Sahara when the guide abandons her. Julie is eventually reunited with Fay—in a prison cell—and learns the reasons for Fay’s secrecy.
Although furious at Fay’s deception and weak from her desert ordeal, Julie knows they must work together. The sisters, ensnared in a web of dangerous lies and about to be permanently “disappeared”, pit their wits against soldiers and desert in a fight for their lives.
***Thanks to NetGalley and Oceanview Publishing for an eARC of this book. The following review is my honest reflection on the text provided.
I was torn trying to rate Disappeared. It’s unlike anything I’ve ever read, but I never felt wholly engaged in the story.
The beginning is a little muddled, making it difficult to figure out what’s going on. Unfortunately, that feeling lasted farther into the book than it should, and I kept waiting for things to get started. While it eventually leads to an incredible adventure filled with real danger, there were too many lucky coincidences to ever really relax into the narrative.
Disappeared is a unique and incredibly thrilling story; I think I was a little too caught up in the details to enjoy it fully.