Watch Me Disappear

Watch Me Disappear

Large Print - 2017
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Billie was a teenage runaway from Northern California who took up with a group of environmental activists wanted by the FBI. When she met Jonathan, a tech magazine editor and all around good guy, she settled easily into the life of an eco-conscious, stay-at-home suburban yoga mom. Now their daughter Olive needs less attention, so Billie throws herself into extreme sports-- marathons, scuba diving, rock climbs, solo hikes. On one of these expeditions Billie vanishes from the trail, and a year of intense mourning passes. Jonathan drinks; Olive grows remote. But then she starts having waking dreams, and Olive begins to believe her mother is still alive-- and in trouble.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2017
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781432845094
1432845098
Characteristics: 569 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
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"It’s been a year since Billie Flanagan—a beautiful, charismatic Berkeley mom with an enviable life—went on a solo hike in Desolation Wilderness and vanished from the trail....
But then Olive starts having waking dreams—or are they hallucinations?—that her mother is still alive."

It’s been a year since Billie Flanagan went on a solo hike in Desolation Wilderness and vanished from the trail. Her daughter Olive is having waking dreams that her mother is still alive, and her husband unearths secrets from Billie’s past that bring into question everything he thought he knew a... Read More »

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agenesis Oct 11, 2018

Loved this book. Was shouting, "WHAT?!" in delight on the very last page. Will look for more of this author's work for sure.

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0007548100dmw
Feb 18, 2018

Slow stare, almost gave up but glad I continued. Very good book but, a little surprised with the ending.

ehbooklover Feb 07, 2018

This one is a twisty slow burn and I couldn't stop reading it. I really liked how the story was told via alternating points of view. The characters felt real and I grew very invested in the outcome of the story.

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marcrrussell
Jan 25, 2018

trite; possibly a good story in a better writer's hands? It IS a quick read , but I'd rather have those two days back!

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squeak_0
Jan 07, 2018

Great read!

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BigOrange
Nov 10, 2017

Entertaining and kept me going - a good, light read

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SJLoft
Oct 30, 2017

LOVED THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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ronandlynda
Aug 24, 2017

Featured in People Picks August 2017 (People Magazine)

Cynthia_N Jul 26, 2017

Thought I had it figured out but I did not! Great read!!!

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gailjackman
Jul 25, 2017

I thought this book would be more "mysterious" than it really was, so I was disappointed in it throughout - even the ending which I'd predicted.

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