Book Review | The Day I Disappeared

The Day I Disappeared by Brandi Reeds

Publication Date: August 25th, 2020

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A terrifying crime reunites a mother and daughter in a novel of psychological suspense by the Amazon Charts bestselling author of Trespassing.

Three months after four-year-old Holly Gebhardt was kidnapped, she was inexplicably returned to the same park from which she’d vanished…with no memory of the ordeal. Though a local handyman was convicted, suspicion also fell on his friend—Holly’s mother, Cecily. The troubling doubts about her involvement shattered the family, forever driving a wedge between mother and daughter.

Twenty years later, another girl goes missing under eerily similar circumstances. It’s just the latest in a series of kidnappings that Detective Jason Guidry thinks Holly can help solve. Though Holly has tried to move on with her life, a young girl’s life hangs in the balance. All she has to do is try to remember…

With her memory still mostly blank, Holly is missing vital pieces of the puzzle, and she believes her mother can put them in place. In desperation and fear, Holly and her mother come together again. But in a chilling rush toward the past, Cecily still has secrets she’s yet to share with her daughter. Should she dare to breathe a word, she could lose Holly all over again.

You know at first I was very skeptical of this book. The synopsis was perfect and  I wasn’t sure how much I was going to like it. But after reading about 20-30% into the book, it dug its claws into me and wouldn’t let me go. I thought this was such a great book! It literally kept me guessing until the end. Everytime I would think “No, this is the person who did it. I’m sure of it”, I would change my mind and be persuaded to think otherwise. Brandi Reeds did such a great job with telling this story. I loved that it was mostly told in Holly’s POV, but I appreciated that some of the “chapters” were told in her mother’s perspective. I thought this was a great story about forgiveness, truth, understanding and the ability to grow. If you are looking for a great read that will keep you on your toes, this is a great book to pick up especially with the fall season coming soon!

⭐⭐⭐⭐ 1/2

I received an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review!

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