What would you do if the person you loved suddenly vanished into thin air Catherine s cosy life as a housewife and mum of three is quickly thrown into disarray when husband Simon disappears without explanation She is convinced he hasn t left by choice as confusion and spiraling debts threaten to tear her family apart Meanwhile Simon has begun a carefree new life travellWhat would you do if the person you loved suddenly vanished into thin air Catherine s cosy life as a housewife and mum of three is quickly thrown into disarray when husband Simon disappears without explanation She is convinced he hasn t left by choice as confusion and spiraling debts threaten to tear her family apart Meanwhile Simon has begun a carefree new life travelling the world And he s determined not to disclose his past to all he meets, even if it means resorting to extreme and violent measures.But why did he leave Catherine only gets her answer 25 years later when Simon suddenly reappears on her doorstep.During their furious final confrontation, they discover the secrets, lies and misunderstandings that tore them apart, then brought them face to face one last time.
The Wronged Sons What would you do if the person you loved suddenly vanished into thin air Catherine s cosy life as a housewife and mum of three is quickly thrown into disarray when husband Simon disappears without ex
2.5 StarsHaving read glowing reviews from some of my GR friends, I wanted to love When You Disappeared But of course, I have to be the person who didn t love this book Married for 10 years with three children, it might seem like Catherine and Simon have the perfect marriage But when Simon disappears without a trace, Catherine comes to learn that she never really knew the man she married Flash forward 25 years, Simon has returned determined to punish Catherine for her wrongs The two share with on [...]
A Traveling Sister read with Brenda and Lindsay 3.5 Catherine wakes up in the morning oblivious that her world is about to change forever Her husband is gone And she is frantic He never showed up to work maybe lying injured or dead in a ditch somewhere The hours turn into days and eventually fall away into years Simon has never been heard from again until now We re also given a view into Simon s world during his disappearance What would have motivated him to leave his family What is the unforgiv [...]
Traveling Sisters NetGalley Sister Review by Brenda with Lindsay and Kaceey s thoughts.When You Disappeared started off with seven of us for a Traveling Sister Group read, and then they started to disappear with three sisters dropping out and the thread started to read like a thriller itself Norma with a full weekend ahead had to drop out as well, leaving Kaceey, Lindsay and me as the last standing Sisters for this read When You Disappeared is a family drama thriller that is heavy on the drama a [...]
3 stars This novel had such potential with a highly enticing premise, however, the extreme lack of believability meant the story fell flat for me.I enjoyed the way the story unfolded The novel was told through Catherine and Simon s perspectives ranging from 28 years ago to a present day meeting The author, John Marrs, does a great job revealing pieces of the story in a suspenseful and intriguing way, all the while making me curious to see how the story would play out Unfortunately, many of the s [...]
I found this book very hard to read as the characters were very unlikeable I did feel sorry for Catherine who was abandoned by her husband She did not know what happened to him and she was left struggling to look after her three children Her husband Simon was a very selfish man, not caring about his wife and children and taking advantage of everyone I would like to thank NetGalley and the publisher for my e book in exchange for a honest review.
DNF 50 percent in and just can t any.Boring boring boring and plot is just unbelievable and stupid No thanks .
Catherine wakes up one morning to find her husband gone She checks his shoes no, his running shoes are right where they always are His car is still there, his keys are not missing His wallet is on the dresser Where is he and what has happened to him Twenty Five years later Simon appears on her doorstep He has all the answers, and he knows it s time that Catherine had them, too But neither of them know the whole truth The story line is perfect When Simon shows up, he confesses to all he s done in [...]
3.5 I ve been told that the secret to a lasting relationship is communication So it s the same with Catherine and Simon.Alternating from the perspective of Catherine and Simon 25 years ago to present Simon is the perfect father and husband One day he doesn t come home The police are called, the community rallies up search parties with no luck Family and friends start to suspect Catherine has something to do with it Over time he s presumed dead and Catherine and their 3 children try to move on wi [...]
This is a really lovely book by John Marrs, and I have to admit, it was difficult to put down I saw many reviews and it does seem this is a polarizing book Some hated it, some loved it, and most hate loved it Having read it, I can understand these opinions I will say that even those who seemed to dislike the book the most, admitted that it really made them feel something, and that is a marker of a great book in my opinion This is a book I won t soon forget.I would not characterize this book as a [...]
After reading both of his novels I can say that I m officially addicted He s got what it takes to completely transport me to another country and another lifetime and he really let the characters come alive so much in this novel that they crept under my skin When You Disappeared is a deeply character driven family drama and I was really invested in the characters or one of them at least This is a novel that s all about the journey and isn t fast paced in that way but of a slow unfolding and disc [...]
I started this book last night and it s now just after 2am, that s how addictive it is I just couldn t put it down This is I believe the first book by this author which is incredible, what a first book In general I prefer my books lighter than this with a male character that I actually like but wow you should really give this book a chance, I only intended to read the first couple of pages to see if it s a book I d want to read in the future and that was it I was hooked, couldn t put it down.In [...]
For me, this wasn t so much a thriller but I still thoroughly enjoyed it I was hooked right from the start and needed answers A great page turner This is one that has sat unread on my Kindle for a while and I m so glad I finally decided to start it.
You can find all of our reviews at reallyintothisHappy Reading, friends WHEN YOU DISAPPEARED BY JOHN MARRS BOOK REVIEWWhen You Disappeared is my first John Marrs book it certainly won t be my last I love any book with a George Michael reference YOU EVER THINK HE JUST WON T COME BACK Years ago, my husband was a stay at home dad He took care of both kids, cleaned, did the laundry, ran errands much He was is the backbone of our household One time, we had a particularly difficult morning loading up [...]
ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review DNF Too slow, or maybe too uninteresting for me I don t mind the writing style, but the story isn t grabbing my attention I have a long list of books to read, I ll set this aside for now Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for my copy.
This is a brilliant debut novel I literally could not put it down and have recommended it to everyone I know So many twists.a gripping book Can t wait for the author to write another book.
At first I was not going to rate this because I felt I would not be able to separate my feelings for the characters from the overall story, then I decided to sod all and rate.Have you ever read a book where you hated the MC, absolutely hated I hated Simon, I hope he is in the hottest place in hell.Before I get into the why of my hatred let me talk about the book I didn t like the back and forth time jumps to be honest, I almost gave up I hated being yanked out of the story Secondly, it was slow, [...]
Imagine one day your husband disappears, you have no idea what has happened to him, as time passes you grieve, you go on to build a life without him and then when you least expect he turns up on your doorstep, I m sure you would be shocked to say the least and even so when he reveals what he s been up too And this is pretty much the premises for When You Disappear The story opens with the day Simon left and follows the impact this has on his family, and on Simon himself, when he reappears twent [...]
2.5 stars This was ok, but I can t honestly go as far as saying that I enjoyed it Quite a frustrating read I had the urge to slap the male protagonist, Simon He had no redeeming features whatsoever On top of that, I couldn t even find a lot of sympathy for the female lead, Catherine, who ends up raising their three children by herself after Simon simply disappears one day Told from Simon and Catherine s perspectives and switching between the present and the past, this was a character driven fami [...]
Twenty five years ago, Catherine awoke to find her husband had vanished As the days turned into weeks and then months, and no trace of either him or his dead body was found, Catherine and her three young children went through every hellish emotion as they desperately tried to cling to normality Twenty five years ago, Simon chose to walk out on his wife and children Hitching to Europe, he began a new carefree life, giving little thought to those he left behind.Today, Simon knocks on Catherine s d [...]
John Marrs is a thriller author equivalent of a spider He weaves the best and most complicated of webs I believe it was only Chapter Two when already my mind was spinning with all the teases and hints, and guys, I love it when a book makes my heart beat a little faster with anticipation I like to squirm while I wait for the revelations.There is a difference in between a story that drags towards a conclusion and tension filled slow burn of a progression Marrs, in this case, has mastered the slow [...]
When You Disappeared is about a man who walks out on his wife and children, and turns up 25 years later Will Simon s wife, Catherine finally get answers as to where he s been all those years and why This was an enjoyable thriller, but not one I fell in love with I didn t fully connect with the characters, and found Simon rather unlikable, which in turn left me less shocked or surprised by his actions The One is still my favourite book by this author, as I absolutely loved it.I borrowed this book [...]
John Marrs gets me every time After reading and loving The One earlier this year, I was eager to pick up his other books While I was reading this one, I kept thinking about how it was good, but not as twisty as The Oneen I got to the end, and WOW It was twist after twist, and I LOVED it This was easy to read, and once the story got going, I didn t want to put it down I loved how things played out, and loved to hate Simon I especially enjoyed the ending of the book
This is a tricky book to review, as it is well written with very well developed characters but I can t really say that I enjoyed it due to the subject of the story For a husband to walk away from his family, leaving them with no clue as to whether he is dead or alive seems rather callous As a reader we know that he is alive and well but Catherine and the children can but imagine the worst case scenario when after days, weeks, months and then years pass they have no sign of him The years pass and [...]
When you disappeared by John Marrs is a roller coaster journey that will leave you with whip lash and asking yourself what the just happened Catherine and Simon have just gone through every parent s worst nightmare of losing a child For weeks Catherine s legs couldn t physically hold her weight and sorrow so she has been curled up in bed mourning the loss of her son She now feels ready to face the world and to rebuild her and her family s lives, however, when she wakes up her husband Simon isn t [...]
For all of my reviews readingbetweenthepagesblog.wordprCatherine wakes up one morning to find her husband, Simon, gone She isn t too concerned and assumes he has just gone out for a jog It isn t until he does not show up for work and does not return home that she realizes something must have happened to him This is the premise of this story where did Simon go And why did he leave without a word The story alternates time periods and the perspective of Catherine and Simon This format works really [...]
I gave it 2 for the writing and story that s it This story was initially entertaining, if not far fetched, but not riveting I admit to turning over some pages towards the end out of boredom it goes on and on and on I got to the point it just needed to end view spoiler Simon s death at the end was very unsatisfying for me it was too good for him when it finally happened I wanted him to suffer .For the most part I found it pretty predictable, and I was right about when Simon whispered into his rea [...]
I shelved this as a mystery but it really isn t I just don t have a shelf that it really fits Catherine is leading a stressful life of stay at home mom married to a work a holic They both come from troubled backgrounds but seem to be making the best of it despite some pretty terrible tragedies Then one day her husband, Simon, disappears Just vanishes from the face of the earth And suddenly she has to become both mum dad to her three children and pick up her life from the ashes This isn t an easy [...]
An absolutely brilliant, unputdownable, heart in your mouth, roller coaster of a book The story, told alternately between Catherine and Simon is so brilliant, it s pure genius This genius story is played out so eloquently that I could not stop reading Each and every page was captivating, drawing me in deeper and deeper to Simon s warped and troubled mind I was dreaming of every possible injustice that Catherine might have done to warrant such behaviour Not once did I even come close to the compl [...]
2.5 sIf I got anything out of this book, it was not to live assuming anything if you want to know anything ask, straight out I enjoyed the story for the most part but I predicted most of what happened before it happened the reason Simon left made go seriously, that s it