Book Review: The Day We Disappeared by Lucy Robinson

image Annie Mulholland has a past which continues to haunt her. Everything she does is affected by her past, the past which we, the readers know nothing about. She suddenly finds herself in luck. Unbelievable, fantastic luck. So amazing that it’s difficult to come to terms with, especially for her long time friends and sister, who, much to her surprise, seem reluctant to share her happiness.

Kate Brady has run away from her life, abandoning her career in Google in Dublin and has chosen to live and work in an equestrian yard for no salary. What made her run away from her former, glamorous life?

The book alternates between Annie and Kate’s narrative. Their stories unfold in parallel. Annie and Kate are old friends. Both of them are happy with their lives, different as it might be to what they are used to. Annie with her new-found job and happiness with a new man, and Kate, with her solitude and her new life in the equestrian yard. Both of them have secrets, which we as the readers are tantalised with mentions which allude to something that is coming our way.

I wish I could say more, but I’m trying hard here to not give away too much. It is a book, I read without any context and I loved it. It was a great book. This was the first book of Lucy Robinson that I have read and I have to say that her style has me hooked. I am definitely going to pick up other books by the author.It was such a brilliant, compelling read. Totally ‘unputdownable’. She keeps the tension going, she reveals just enough to keep us gasping for more.

The Blurb said

A gripping and unpredictable story of two young women running from their pasts. We defy you to guess the twist.

It absolutely was. It was a great story, narrated beautifully, with the right amount of suspense and humour and completely gripping. A 4/5 read for me. A book I will definitely recommend. Do give it a try.

Thank you Netgalley and the publishers for a ARC of this book, in exchange of a fair and unbiased review.

About the Author

The Day We Disappeared is Lucy Robinson’s fourth novel, following hot on the heels of the widely-acclaimed The Unfinished Symphony of You and Me – a Book of 2014 for several online and print media publications.

Lucy worked in theatre and then television documentaries before starting a blog for Marie Claire about her laughably unsuccessful foray into the world of online dating. She did not meet a man during this time but she did become a novelist: every cloud has a silver lining. She now lives in Bristol with her partner, The Man, whom she met when she took off to Buenos Aires to become a bohemian writer in 2010. She still works in television when time permits and does a lot of walking and strange healthy cooking, which you can laugh at via her social media channels

This book is available to pre-order from Amazon(UK).

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