What I’m Reading: Watch Me Disappear

I’ve been consuming audio books at a remarkably slower pace lately.  When I was sick with the flu I got on a Netflix kick…I know, surprising for me as normally I don’t watch much television at all.  I got hooked on a couple series and ended up watching them in their entirety.  That’s okay…sometimes change is good.

So this is my latest listen…  Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown.

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So what did I think of the book…it was okay.

I never fell in love with any of the characters and it’s hard to really get into a book unless I can imagine myself as the character.  This one, there’s no way I related to any of the characters.   To be honest, I almost quit on the book a couple times….I stuck it out though.

Here’s what Amazon had to say:
It’s been a year since Billie Flanagan—a Berkeley mom with an enviable life—went on a solo hike in Desolation Wilderness and vanished from the trail. Her body was never found, just a shattered cellphone and a solitary hiking boot. Her husband and teenage daughter have been coping with Billie’s death the best they can: Jonathan drinks as he works on a loving memoir about his marriage; Olive grows remote, from both her father and her friends at the all-girls school she attends.

But then Olive starts having strange visions of her mother, still alive. Jonathan worries about Olive’s emotional stability, until he starts unearthing secrets from Billie’s past that bring into question everything he thought he understood about his wife. Who was the woman he knew as Billie Flanagan?

Together, Olive and Jonathan embark on a quest for the truth—about Billie, but also about themselves, learning, in the process, about all the ways that love can distort what we choose to see. Janelle Brown’s insights into the dynamics of intimate relationships will make you question the stories you tell yourself about the people you love, while her nervy storytelling will keep you guessing until the very last page.”

Amazon readers give the book 4.2 stars.  I’d just say 4 stars.

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