Welcome back to my second book feature; an online bookclub I'm sharing with Lorna and Leanne. Remember last time I said my biggest fear was not reading quickly enough? Well, I had no reason to worry! Lorna's choice of our second read was so good I read the majority of this book in just one day. Yeh, I know... whadda geek. I took up residence in Costa with a cappuccino, and three hours later was nearly finished! I felt mildly guilty at only spending £2-something in that time, so made a quick escape. I made it all the way home before I found myself curled up in my reading chair finishing the last few chapters.
#2: The Day We Disappeared by Lucy Robinson.
As you may have been able to tell in my previous bookworm post, I love a bit of a mystery. So when I saw the blurb starting "Annie has a secret..." I was in. The blurb actually gives very little away, which I like. Make me work for it! You can probably guess what I'm going to say - I loved this book. The fact I read it so quickly is testament to that.
I started off, however, not quite so impressed. The story starts with Irish Kate moving to (unwittingly) work on a farm as an assistant to famous horse eventer Mark Waverley. I felt like I'd read that storyline several times before, and wasn't sold. Kate's story was contrasted with Annie's troubled life in London, which I found much more interesting - this story appealed to me more. But as the novel progressed I got more and more engaged and by about a third of the way through I was hooked.
I had an funny feeling about Stephen from the off, and just had to keep reading to find out what he was all about. Like I've said in my bookworm posts before, I love trying to suss out the mystery before characters reveal it, and this book is perfect for that! A saw a couple of revelations coming, but others were a complete surprise to me which I loved. The ending left me feeling satisfied - I've read so many disappointing endings recently it was nice to see one finished off well.
Have you read The Day We Disappeared? What did you think?