Watch Me Disappear

  • by Jill Dawson
  • Narrated by Jilly Bond
  • 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Does the past yield its secrets if we search hard enough? And where is the line between ordinary lust and something altogether murkier? A marine biologist specialising in seahorses, Tina is returning for her brother's wedding to the Fenland village where she grew up. A moment of panic about her 10-year-old daughter triggers a vision of her best friend, Mandy Baker, who went missing without a trace at the same age three decades ago. And the more Tina replays events and relives her tempestuous upbringing, the more she believes she knows what happened to Mandy - and who was responsible. Jill Dawson's affecting novel is an incisive and disturbing exploration of desire and childhood.

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What the Critics Say

"Inspired by the Soham murders, this is one of the most perceptive novels you'll read on adolescent girls and the effect their budding sexuality has on themselves and men around them." (Marie Claire)
"Slow-burning, spine-crawling....It is a compelling, haunting and intelligent read." (Daily Telegraph)
"An outstanding novel....Intense, intelligent and compelling." (Daily Mail)

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Customer Reviews

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slow to start, but compelling by midway

I found this book a slow starter, but by the end of the first part I was hooked. The time slips between past and present, ably assisted by the accent of the reader, as Tina gradually considers her past and the fate of Mandy.
Disturbing in some ways, this is a fascinating account of a family meeting as adults, and the memories that can be stirred up of childhood.
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- L. White

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-11-2006
  • Publisher: ISIS Audio Books