Watch Me Disappear

Watch Me Disappear

A Novel

Book - 2017 | First edition.
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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 she starts having waking dreams--hallucinations?--in which her very vibrant mother urges the girl to look for her, and Olive begins to believe her mother is still alive and in trouble. Jonathan believes the trauma and anxiety of losing her mother is making Olive ill, until he uncovers a secret that that compels him to consider that Billie may not be dead after all and sends him on his own quest for the truth--about Billie, their marriage, and the things people do in the name of love.
Publisher: New York :, Spiegel & Grau,, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780812989465
0812989465
Characteristics: 358 pages
358 pages
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ehbooklover Feb 07, 2018

This one is a twisty slow burn and I couldn't stop reading it. I really liked how the story was told via alternating points of view. The characters felt real and I grew very invested in the outcome of the story.


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agenesis Oct 11, 2018

Loved this book. Was shouting, "WHAT?!" in delight on the very last page. Will look for more of this author's work for sure.

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0007548100dmw
Feb 18, 2018

Slow stare, almost gave up but glad I continued. Very good book but, a little surprised with the ending.

ehbooklover Feb 07, 2018

This one is a twisty slow burn and I couldn't stop reading it. I really liked how the story was told via alternating points of view. The characters felt real and I grew very invested in the outcome of the story.

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marcrrussell
Jan 25, 2018

trite; possibly a good story in a better writer's hands? It IS a quick read , but I'd rather have those two days back!

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squeak_0
Jan 07, 2018

Great read!

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BigOrange
Nov 10, 2017

Entertaining and kept me going - a good, light read

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SJLoft
Oct 30, 2017

LOVED THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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ronandlynda
Aug 24, 2017

Featured in People Picks August 2017 (People Magazine)

Cynthia_N Jul 26, 2017

Thought I had it figured out but I did not! Great read!!!

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gailjackman
Jul 25, 2017

I thought this book would be more "mysterious" than it really was, so I was disappointed in it throughout - even the ending which I'd predicted.

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