The Day She Disappeared

The Day She Disappeared The gripping unputdownable new thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Loving HusbandYour best friend will always be there for youwon t she Have you ever had that sense

  • Title: The Day She Disappeared
  • Author: Christobel Kent
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  • The gripping, unputdownable new thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Loving HusbandYour best friend will always be there for youwon t she Have you ever had that sense that you re being watched And you turn, suddenly, but it s just a curtain, blowing in the wind Or the dress hanging in the doorway Nat knows something s wrong Her best friend, Beth, The gripping, unputdownable new thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Loving HusbandYour best friend will always be there for youwon t she Have you ever had that sense that you re being watched And you turn, suddenly, but it s just a curtain, blowing in the wind Or the dress hanging in the doorway Nat knows something s wrong Her best friend, Beth, would never have upped and left without saying goodbye to her But no one believes that Beth was taken she is a fly by night, a party girl who can t be trusted No one s listening to Nat But someone is definitely watching her Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Kindle Edition, 416 pages Published May 18th 2017 by Sphere More Details ASIN B01NATXS7U Other Editions 12 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about The Day She Disappeared, please sign up Recent Questions i love the setting and description in this book so far and am only on page 26.was just wondering where this is set at first i thought it was around norfolk but am now beginning to think its around maldon, essex thanks xx like 2 months ago Add your answer See 1 question about The Day She Disappeared Lists with This Book This book is not yet featured on Listopia Add this book to your favorite list Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Oct 31, 2017 Sheila rated it liked it Shelves netgalley, read in 2017 3 stars I liked the book.Kent has a strange writing style, almost a stream of consciousness, that at first bothered me but that I grew to like In fact, this is a very clever book There are many, many suspects, and we re reminded that we can t trust or truly know anyone especially men But of course, the protagonist has to trust men to answer the riddle of who murdered her friend It s a subtle commentary that is expertly woven into the plot I d give this 4 stars, but I found it depressing 3 stars I liked the book.Kent has a strange writing style, almost a stream of consciousness, that at first bothered me but that I grew to like In fact, this is a very clever book There are many, many suspects, and we re reminded that we can t trust or truly know anyone especially men But of course, the protagonist has to trust men to answer the riddle of who murdered her friend It s a subtle commentary that is expertly woven into the plot I d give this 4 stars, but I found it depressing The older I get, the harder it is for me to read about certain topics, especially domestic violence There was a bit of that here, and combined with an aging man in the hospital and violence toward women, I found the book sad despite an overall happy ending Or at least, an ending where everything is resolved.Still, recommended for fans of suspense fiction, especially if they like a lot of suspects and trying to determine who done it from subtle hints.I received this review copy from the publisher on NetGalley Thanks for the opportunity to read and review I appreciate it flag 12 likesLike see review View 1 comment May 05, 2017 Bex Beckie Bookworm rated it it was ok Shelves book reviews, crime, mystery, psychological, contemporary, arc, netgalley I did enjoy The Day She Disappeared by Christobel Kent but it did take me quite a while to really get into it, I would say I was about 30% in before I started to zone out.By this I mean when I am reading if I find a book good, I go almost into a book coma, unaware of anything else, I m sure you get my drift we ve all been there.So I m gonna break it down into what worked for me and what I struggled with, but be aware this is just my personal opinion and what I struggled with may not bother you I did enjoy The Day She Disappeared by Christobel Kent but it did take me quite a while to really get into it, I would say I was about 30% in before I started to zone out.By this I mean when I am reading if I find a book good, I go almost into a book coma, unaware of anything else, I m sure you get my drift we ve all been there.So I m gonna break it down into what worked for me and what I struggled with, but be aware this is just my personal opinion and what I struggled with may not bother you at all.First of all, this was my first toe dip into Christobel Kent s work, it was the story description that initially drew me to this book, I found it very intriguing.As I said, I had difficulty at first connecting with the story If I had to pinpoint what it was that caused this I think maybe I found the writing style quite hard to follow and as I was concentrating on deciphering the language and my brain failed to engage with the story properly.The story follows Nat as she tries to decipher what has happened to her friend Beth.Once I became engrossed in the story my mind was working overtime suspecting everyone.You are kept guessing until the end and I never did work out who the killer was, so it came as I surprise, which in my opinion is a sign of a good murder mystery.I also liked how we were allowed to creep into the killer s head, seeing the facts from his point of view while still being kept in the dark over his identity.So, in conclusion, this is a great intriguing read, It s interesting and well paced with great world building it just took me a small while to get my head into the game.I received an E Copy of The Day She Disappeared By Christobel Kent and this is my own honest opiniontps beckiebookworm flag 9 likesLike see review May 01, 2018 Amanda rated it really liked it review of another edition Have always enjoyed Christopher Kent books and although this book seemed to drag on a bit I wasn t disappointed with the ending flag 5 likesLike see review Jun 14, 2017 Between The Pages Book Club Gemma M rated it really liked it I love the cover on this book and have read both of Christobel s books before this one so was a must really I enjoyed reading this book and finished it in just 3 days Some would say that it dragged out until the last 5 chapters and I would agree but it all added up to that big ending WOW I did not have a clue who did it but wow This book is easy to read, contains short chapters and has a thrilling story line of who did it I loved the setting and all the individual characters facing th I love the cover on this book and have read both of Christobel s books before this one so was a must really I enjoyed reading this book and finished it in just 3 days Some would say that it dragged out until the last 5 chapters and I would agree but it all added up to that big ending WOW I did not have a clue who did it but wow This book is easy to read, contains short chapters and has a thrilling story line of who did it I loved the setting and all the individual characters facing their own personal challenges along the way I awarded a fair four stars as it didn t wow me away but a story I enjoyed nevertheless I look forward to reading by Christobel Kent in the future Enjoy flag 2 likesLike see review Feb 18, 2018 Meow rated it it was ok Shelves netgalley, never got there dnf i tried i failed i just couldn t get through this the writing seemed so disjointed and the whole story seemed so out of whack.ank you netgalley and publisher for the digital copy flag 2 likesLike see review Jul 07, 2017 Amanda Bayliss rated it did not like it Didn t get on with this at all The way it was written I felt was very disjointed and hard to follow The plot had promise but it just never came together for meeven though, in my usual way, I had to finish it Never give up on a bookit might get betteris one didn t so don t bother starting it flag 2 likesLike see review May 08, 2017 Pauline rated it liked it Shelves netgalley It took me a while to get to grips with this thriller but once I did I enjoyed it I liked Natalie and was caught up in her search to find out what happened to her friend Beth I read a lot of thrillers and this one kept me guessing until the end I would like to thank NetGalley and Little, Brown Book Group for my e copy in exchange for an honest review flag 22 likesLike see review Mar 12, 2018 Patty rated it really liked it review of another edition TitleThe Day She Disappeared AuthorChristobel KentMy in a nutshell summaryNat and Beth are both working at a smallish pub in a quaint smallish town Beth does not come into work one day and seems to have vanished Nat does not believe that Beth simply went away She left everything she owned behind Strange things begin to happen in this peaceful townanother murder and lots of unexplained occurrencesNat continues to search for Beth but the she does the her own life an TitleThe Day She Disappeared AuthorChristobel KentMy in a nutshell summaryNat and Beth are both working at a smallish pub in a quaint smallish town Beth does not come into work one day and seems to have vanished Nat does not believe that Beth simply went away She left everything she owned behind Strange things begin to happen in this peaceful townanother murder and lots of unexplained occurrencesNat continues to search for Beth but the she does the her own life and the lives of others seem to become endangered My thoughts after reading this bookThis book took on an intense feel almost from its beginning Nat was wise enough to know that her friendBethwould not just leave She was persistent in her search for Beth What I loved about this bookMy favorite character was sweet 92 year old Victor His sense of his daughter s danger was strong and he did what he could to protect her What I did not love about this bookThere were quite a few characters that I loved to hate in this bookjust some really nasty neighbors but in particularjealous pub owner Janine Final thoughtsWould this be a good choice for youpotential reader Readers who love a deeply engrossing I tense mystery should love this book I received an advance reader s copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley and It was my choice to read it and review it flag 1 likeLike see review Feb 10, 2018 Kathy rated it really liked it review of another edition 4.5 stars.The Day She Disappeared by Christobel Kent is a slow burning yet completely mesmerizing mystery set in small English town.Natalie Nat Cooper seems to be the only one concerned about her co worker and close friend, Beth Maxwell s disappearance Their boss, pub owner Janine is not overly troubled that other than a handful of texts, no one has seen or heard from Beth since she abruptly left weeks earlier to care for her mum Now discovering Beth is not returning, Nat is worried enough 4.5 stars.The Day She Disappeared by Christobel Kent is a slow burning yet completely mesmerizing mystery set in small English town.Natalie Nat Cooper seems to be the only one concerned about her co worker and close friend, Beth Maxwell s disappearance Their boss, pub owner Janine is not overly troubled that other than a handful of texts, no one has seen or heard from Beth since she abruptly left weeks earlier to care for her mum Now discovering Beth is not returning, Nat is worried enough to do a little digging around and she is distressed to learn that her friend did not go to her mum s after all But it is not until Beth s landlady makes a shocking discovery that Nat is convinced that something terrible has happened No one, including the police, will take her fears seriously so Nat decides to investigate Beth s disappearance on her own.Nat s life has not exactly gone as planned since after going off to college and living briefly in London, she is back in the town she grew up in Now close to thirty, she is struggling to make peace with the choices she has recently made She and Beth may not have much in common, but the pair were quite close Initially a little hurt that Beth left without warning, Nat was not worried that something was amiss until Beth s out of character failure to return to work as scheduled.Beth is a bit a free spirit who is quite popular with the male customers who come into the pub Spontaneous and without many inhibitions, she enjoys going out with a variety of men Beth is a surprisingly supportive friend and a reliable employee Despite their close friendship, Nat is very surprised by some of the information she uncovers about Beth when she begins trying to find out what happened to her.Around the same time Beth fails to return, Nat s friend, Victor Powell has been hospitalized after a fall In his early nineties, Victor is quite active and well liked by the rest of the townspeople While still in hospital, he is afraid for his safety but the reason for his fear remains tantalizing out of reach Although he cannot quite recall why he is danger, Victor is fully cognizant of his concerns that his daughter, Sophie, might be in danger from her controlling husband.The Day She Disappeared is an intriguing whodunit that unfolds from three very different points of view Nat, Victor and the killer There is an underlying feeling of menace since Nat feels like someone is watching her but no one will take her fears seriously Victor is a fantastic secondary character who desperately wants to recall information that might be relevant to what happened to Beth Brief passages from the killer s perspective paint a very chilling portrait of a smart but twisted person who has absolutely no remorse for their actions Through a series of red herrings and misdirects, Christobel Kent brilliantly keeps the perpetrators identity cleverly under wraps until the novel s action packed conclusion flag 1 likeLike see review May 20, 2018 AngryGreyCat rated it really liked it The Day She Disappeared A Novel is my second Christobel Kent novel and it is so much better than the first The Loving Husband Nat becomes concerned about the disappearance of fellow barmaid Beth, even though at first no one else is Finally, allied with Victor, an elderly and beloved bar patron, with concerns of his own, Nat tries to find out what exactly has happened to Beth The atmosphere here is tense and closed in feeling and the pace becomes frantic as Nat gets closer to some answers a The Day She Disappeared A Novel is my second Christobel Kent novel and it is so much better than the first The Loving Husband Nat becomes concerned about the disappearance of fellow barmaid Beth, even though at first no one else is Finally, allied with Victor, an elderly and beloved bar patron, with concerns of his own, Nat tries to find out what exactly has happened to Beth The atmosphere here is tense and closed in feeling and the pace becomes frantic as Nat gets closer to some answers and the danger seems to be looming closer over both Nat and Victor A real sense of menace and dread and intriguing, intelligent characters make for a good mystery read here flag 1 likeLike see review May 22, 2018 comfort rated it did not like it Shelves zz2018 audio finished, female freindships, crime, quite confusing plot ending, standalone, uk usa I listened to the audio, which on hindsight probably wasn t a good idea The narrator was not able to make different voices for all the characters and there are a lot so sometimes when she started another sentence and it did not make sense it was because it was actually a different character in a different situation.Because of this I found this book incredibly exhausting and not very good I thought it was repetitive and way too long flag 1 likeLike see review Apr 17, 2018 Mandy Gordon rated it did not like it I can t say as I enjoyed this book It was very difficult to get into and to be honest it didn t get much better I read half and I ve put it to one side while I read another book and then I ll come back to it flag 1 likeLike see review Apr 08, 2018 Donna rated it liked it This book took me quite a while to get into It started really graphically the sort of graphic that should have a warning on the front Then it kept jumping between characters and I found it quite hard to follow But, about a quarter of the way in it started to flow better and the story was great The ending wasn t what I expected but I found the ending just happened a bit fast The story unravelled so quickly after taking such a long time to get into it that I was left feeling a bit meh This book took me quite a while to get into It started really graphically the sort of graphic that should have a warning on the front Then it kept jumping between characters and I found it quite hard to follow But, about a quarter of the way in it started to flow better and the story was great The ending wasn t what I expected but I found the ending just happened a bit fast The story unravelled so quickly after taking such a long time to get into it that I was left feeling a bit meh afterwards flag 1 likeLike see review Feb 06, 2018 Paula Sealey rated it liked it Shelves crime and thrillers, netgalley books I found the first few chapters of this book so difficult to get through because of the strange way they were written There were far too many split, overlong sentences here and they severely disrupted the flow of the story I had to re read many parts to try and make sense of them which was annoying when I was trying to settle into the plot I was actually in two minds whether to continue from then on, but I m so glad I persevered as the style of writing at some point changed It became much mor I found the first few chapters of this book so difficult to get through because of the strange way they were written There were far too many split, overlong sentences here and they severely disrupted the flow of the story I had to re read many parts to try and make sense of them which was annoying when I was trying to settle into the plot I was actually in two minds whether to continue from then on, but I m so glad I persevered as the style of writing at some point changed It became much fluent and I found myself deeply absorbed in the story Natalie was a great character, fiercely refusing to believe that her friend Beth had upped and left with only a vague text message announcing her intent not to return Victor, dear old Victor Well, he was my favourite character and I loved the way Kent described his struggle to remember the perpetrator of the crime, it was so convincing The range of suspects were cleverly woven into the story, and I was wavering all the time as to who I thought the guilty party was Unfortunately, the actual reveal left me a little flat, not sure why as it was clever, but maybe because I d invested all my thoughts on other possible offenders Summarising, I d say I enjoyed, even loved some parts, but the beginning and reveal prevented me giving it a high rating I received a copy of the book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review flag 1 likeLike see review Apr 12, 2018 Kate rated it it was ok EhI wanted to like this as I usually do enjoy this kind of book, but it just didn t grip me There were too many irrelevant plot points, and I did end up skim reading large parts of it as I just got bored flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 08, 2018 Vicki Fitzgerald rated it it was amazing This was a great read I really enjoyed the way the story was written and how it came together.Vicki FitzGerald, author of crime debut thriller, Briguella flag 1 likeLike see review Sep 13, 2017 Daisy rated it it was ok review of another edition It took a long time to build, and when it did it wasn t as thrilling or exciting as I had hoped which was a shame because the premise was very good and had a lot of potential flag 1 likeLike see review Mar 02, 2018 Janet Slipak rated it really liked it review of another edition From the bestselling author Christobel Kent, a high strung, bone chilling, heart stopping plunge into the desolate byways of England s Essex, in search of a missing barmaid named, Beth.Some say Beth s disappearance was to be expected She s a rural barmaid from Cornwall, a fly by night party girl who can t be trusted There wasn t really anything to keep her at the Bird in Hand, they said But her best friend, Nathalie, doesn t buy it, not at all Doesn t believe Beth would just vanish like that From the bestselling author Christobel Kent, a high strung, bone chilling, heart stopping plunge into the desolate byways of England s Essex, in search of a missing barmaid named, Beth.Some say Beth s disappearance was to be expected She s a rural barmaid from Cornwall, a fly by night party girl who can t be trusted There wasn t really anything to keep her at the Bird in Hand, they said But her best friend, Nathalie, doesn t buy it, not at all Doesn t believe Beth would just vanish like that Neither does the old lush Victor He has seen something something important but he can t quite remember what.Christobel Kent s psychological thrillers have been called terrifyingly good, perfectly paced, addictive, tense, dense, extremely well plotted and beautifully written Her most recent, The Loving Husband, was an international bestseller, and it is in no way hyperbole to declare The Day She Disappeared her very best It is as brutally unsettling as The Loving Husband, but even complexly detailed and surprising as claustrophobic and atmospheric as The Crooked House, but even heartbreaking in its truths.Kent has been compared to such masters as Daphne du Maurier and P D James With The Day She Disappeared, a new crop of writers will be compared to Christobel Kent THOUGHTS I received this book in exchange for my honest review.Kent s writing style may not be for everyone It has a unique approach to the murder in that we are taken on a journey for answers along with the Protagonist and there is hardly any police involvement, and absolutely no forensics conducted It s a search for truth that a friend desperately needs to learn I found the plot flowed, transitioning from one plot moment to the next smoothly This is mostly a plot driven story, however, there are a few strong character developments involved.You re given a lot of suspects and learn right away that not everyone can be trusted.A few topics were present that left me uncomfortable domestic violence being one and the ill treatment of women in general I think some may find this too sad and caution the reader to consider this before reading With that said, I absolutely loved Victor It was great seeing a feisty ninety year old giving the murderer a run for their money Overall, I would say that this book certainly is an emotional read and while you re on an emotional roller coaster ride, you do make it to a startling conclusion and wrap up of the story perfectly.Filled with great moments of suspense but it does begin as a slow burn I love the short chapters and the wonderful very worth it ending You do have a solid plot and the story is written from an interesting angle.I recommend you give this book a try I would love to hear what you think of it flag Like see review Dec 03, 2018 Bookreporter Mystery Thriller rated it really liked it review of another edition Christobel Kent s previous thrillers have garnered comparisons to the works of Daphne du Maurier, and for good reason Complicated heroines, dark secrets and isolated British landscapes define her sophisticated thrillers, just as they did in du Maurier s Kent s latest novel, THE DAY SHE DISAPPEARED, continues this tradition in a multilayered, atmospheric thriller that explores themes of familial and community interconnectedness.Natalie has always felt a mixture of pity and envy for her fellow b Christobel Kent s previous thrillers have garnered comparisons to the works of Daphne du Maurier, and for good reason Complicated heroines, dark secrets and isolated British landscapes define her sophisticated thrillers, just as they did in du Maurier s Kent s latest novel, THE DAY SHE DISAPPEARED, continues this tradition in a multilayered, atmospheric thriller that explores themes of familial and community interconnectedness.Natalie has always felt a mixture of pity and envy for her fellow barmaid, Beth Beth, with her ample figure and flirtatious attitude, could take a different patron home every night and sometimes does , while the serious Nat has been in a relationship with the same man for nearly a decade But soon after Nat s breakup with that steady boyfriend, Beth disappears, leaving behind only a cryptic series of text messages According to her friends, it s not out of character for Beth to fall in love with some new guy, cut all prior ties, and start over somewhere new But the Nat thinks about Beth s text messages not to mention the increasingly troubling clues she finds elsewhere the she s confident that Beth has come to harm.And Nat is not the only one with suspicions Her favorite customer at the bar an elderly gentleman named Victor is convinced that the drowning of a local young man is somehow connected to Beth s disappearance He has seen something, but after suffering what looks like a stroke, he is not in a position to share his theories with anyone, even his beloved Nat Suspects are abundant including a researcher living off the grid, a cameraman shooting a film set near the town s evocative river, a busboy at the pub, and even Nat s ex How can Nat put the pieces together when no one takes her investigation seriously, and when there might be dangers anywhere Through multiple viewpoints including Nat s, Victor s and the faceless perpetrator s Kent s narration underscores her themes In part, the novel is about secrets about what information we choose to share with those closest to us and what we decide to obscure It s also about the difficulties of knowing who to trust, the pull of even the most imperfect family, and the challenge of starting over with or as someone new Largely, though, THE DAY SHE DISAPPEARED is about the connections that bind its characters, some of which are not immediately apparent, and about how the choices they make and the actions they take affect those around them and their broader community, sometimes in surprising ways.Reviewed by Norah Piehl flag Like see review Nov 24, 2017 Graham McGhie rated it really liked it AN EXCELLENT WHODUNIT WHICH WILL KEEP YOU GUESSING TILL THE END The novel is based upon a solid plot with hardly a police person featuring no serious forensics nor police procedural So Christobel Kent doesn t go for the padding so common amongst crime writers but rather concentrates on concocting a really good plot The Day She Disappeared concerns the disappearance of Beth, fellow barmaid and friend of Natalie Her disappearance arouses no suspicions as she appeared to most Locals as not AN EXCELLENT WHODUNIT WHICH WILL KEEP YOU GUESSING TILL THE END The novel is based upon a solid plot with hardly a police person featuring no serious forensics nor police procedural So Christobel Kent doesn t go for the padding so common amongst crime writers but rather concentrates on concocting a really good plot The Day She Disappeared concerns the disappearance of Beth, fellow barmaid and friend of Natalie Her disappearance arouses no suspicions as she appeared to most Locals as not being the type to settle down But Natalie, her close friend, has cause to believe that her friend has been harmed A belief which grows ever in strength as the novel progresses In the absence of any serious police interest Natalie starts her own investigation Her suspicions are shared by Victor The narrative of the novel is related through a trio of perspectives Natalie, Victor and the Murderer This provides an added chill factor especially when we realise that the Murderer is physically close to either Natalie or Victor But the reader can t easily guess who the Murderer actually is As the story progresses, and the body of a murdered young man is discovered, gradually villagers become convinced that Nat is right and that Beth may have met a grisly end But not the police, who refuse to link the murder with Beth s disappearance.The book falls into the whodunit genre with Nat and Victor trying to track a Killer The novel manages to keep the reader guessing right till the climatic end Christobel Kent throws in many a false trail to keep us in suspense.Set with a pub firmly at its centre this novel explores the value of relationships It also features domestic violence Sophie, Rufus and bad Dad Richard, the solicitor and stresses the importance of good healthy family relationships The story is set in a village in the South East of England near the sea the local community is insular and one in which few appear to be honest with one another.My favourite character was Victor Ninety years of age, we are provided with a realistic and wonderful insight into his mind and thoughts as he tries to protect himself in hospital from a killer determined to eliminate him.The novel is nicely concluded with all loose ends gathered An excellent novel, from the author of previous bestsellers The Crooked House and The Loving Husband to name but two I would thoroughly recommend this novel My review was based on an eBook file provided to me by the publisher My review is totally independent flag Like see review Jan 31, 2018 Liz rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves netgalley in rural England, The Day She Disappeared, tells a story of the various patrons of a pub called Bird in the Hand The disappearance of Beth, one of the barmaids is taken quite seriously by her friend, Natalie Others, think Beth was the kind of person who would just decide that after a few months in Cornwall, it was time to go looking for new and better prospects Beth s reputation was that of a flirt and an easy one night stand The Bird s owner, Janin in rural England, The Day She Disappeared, tells a story of the various patrons of a pub called Bird in the Hand The disappearance of Beth, one of the barmaids is taken quite seriously by her friend, Natalie Others, think Beth was the kind of person who would just decide that after a few months in Cornwall, it was time to go looking for new and better prospects Beth s reputation was that of a flirt and an easy one night stand The Bird s owner, Janine, quickly became my most unliked character in the story There were many unlikable characters in this book like Beth s landlady Mo Hawkins who complained that she was owed money and showed no concern about Beth s well being.Natalie has a dreadful feeling that something has happened to her dear friend and goes about trying to figure things out The novel is set up loosely where all the men who populate the pub and the village are likely suspects Victor, a 92 year old man who lives in a caravan near the water, is the only person Natalie trusts Natalie begins to feel someone is watching her and with that, the suspense builds I wanted to scream at Natalie to pack her bags and get herself to London, but she doggedly grabs onto any small detail of information about the somewhat mysterious Beth and pursues all the leads The police are not very interested for most of the story They have a death they are looking into, and a missing person with the reputation of party girl Beth leaves them unmotivated.I was compelled to read this to its climax even though it was pretty standard British mystery fare I enjoyed the novel and appreciated all the clues the author left for me to mull over The story of Natalie, Victor, and his daughter was worth the read.Thank you to NetGalley and Sarah Crichton Books Farrar Straus and Giroux for the opportunity to read and review the e ARC flag Like see review Dec 30, 2017 Lea rated it it was amazing review of another edition Nat goes into her work at the local pub one day and discovers that her best friend Beth is missing According to the barmistress Janine, Beth has just decided to move on But to Nat this makes no sense, especially since she took nothing with her and didn t tell Nat about her plans Since Nat is convinced foul play was involved and something awful has happened to Beth, she sets out to prove it and to convince the local police that Beth did not leave of her own accord While Nat is conducting her Nat goes into her work at the local pub one day and discovers that her best friend Beth is missing According to the barmistress Janine, Beth has just decided to move on But to Nat this makes no sense, especially since she took nothing with her and didn t tell Nat about her plans Since Nat is convinced foul play was involved and something awful has happened to Beth, she sets out to prove it and to convince the local police that Beth did not leave of her own accord While Nat is conducting her own investigation, she puts herself in danger There are so many characters in this book that are potential suspects that Nat s chance of success looks dim My favorite character is a ninety plus man named Victor who is in no small way one of the heroes of the book This novel starts out rather slowly, and I was not sure what to make of the almost stream of consciousness style, but it was well worth staying with it to the end The I read, the I realized that I didn t want to quit reading until the surprise conclusion This is a whodunit with a villain that the reader never sees coming, so it is not only a surprise, it is a shock DisclaimerDisclosure of Material Connection I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher I was not required to write a positive review The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission s 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising flag Like see review Nov 06, 2017 Andrew rated it really liked it Shelves crime mystery I almost put this into the DNF file I m glad I didn t.There are quite a few characters in this book Nat, Beth, Jim, Jonathan, Ollie, Sophie, Victor, Richard, etc We hear from most of these but the main focus is on Nat and Victor We never meet Beth Her story though is told from the perspective of others Which was why I had a hard time at the beginning of the book Part of this was not being use to the dialect of the people, What s a punter , part was all the different voices As I continued I almost put this into the DNF file I m glad I didn t.There are quite a few characters in this book Nat, Beth, Jim, Jonathan, Ollie, Sophie, Victor, Richard, etc We hear from most of these but the main focus is on Nat and Victor We never meet Beth Her story though is told from the perspective of others Which was why I had a hard time at the beginning of the book Part of this was not being use to the dialect of the people, What s a punter , part was all the different voices As I continued on the flow of the book changed The characters became familiar One downside of the book is characters appearing for no particular reason and then disappearing The story became much coherent and tighter Beth, an early 20 s young woman, disappears Originally we get the impression this is typical behaviour She s a party girl who doesn t take anything seriously Nat, her friend, doesn t report her missing because of this That stereotyping slowly disappears the we find out When Nat does report Beth missing the police are 1 busy investigating a death of a young man and 2 unconcerned because of Beth s reputation This leaves it up to Nat to find and followup on clues.As I stated The Day She Disappeared starts off as a jumble of characters but Christobel Kent tightens this up the deeper we go I look forward to future offerings.I wish to thank Christobel Kent, the Publisher, and NetGalley for my review copy flag Like see review Jun 25, 2017 Megan Jones rated it it was ok Nat knows something is wrong Her best friend, Beth, would never have left without telling her and with just a cursory text No one believes Nat s concerns But someone is watching Nat and soon they are all in danger.This novel is okay, the plot is full of intrigue and an unsettled atmosphere however there was nothing that gripped me and it was a hard slog to finish this I think this is a hundred pages too long, remove the hundred pages and I think it would have been much exciting I found Nat knows something is wrong Her best friend, Beth, would never have left without telling her and with just a cursory text No one believes Nat s concerns But someone is watching Nat and soon they are all in danger.This novel is okay, the plot is full of intrigue and an unsettled atmosphere however there was nothing that gripped me and it was a hard slog to finish this I think this is a hundred pages too long, remove the hundred pages and I think it would have been much exciting I found the way this was written confusing, Kent flits about between characters but does not always make this clear It then took a while to get going and interrupted the flow I think there were better ways for Kent to flit between Character wise, I think Vincent and his family are very strong I cannot say what role he has without spoiling this, so trust me that they are excellently written They carry the story and I thought they were interesting than the main plot Unfortunately, despite this largely following Nat, I never got a sense of knowing her which was a real shame The Day She Disappeared is definitely an atmospheric novel but it is too long and confusing to provide any real excitement flag Like see review Mar 24, 2018 Paul rated it liked it A middling Girl book Light on the violence, which is kind of nice, but also light on the suspense, even so for being loaded with the all the genre s tropes it s just a matter of waiting to find out which apparently trustworthy character is the misogynistic psycho Honestly, someone needs to write a Girl book in which it really is a malevolent stranger menacing the heroine, who, as she s recovering from all her stab wounds, is forced to apologize to all her friends for suspecting the A middling Girl book Light on the violence, which is kind of nice, but also light on the suspense, even so for being loaded with the all the genre s tropes it s just a matter of waiting to find out which apparently trustworthy character is the misogynistic psycho Honestly, someone needs to write a Girl book in which it really is a malevolent stranger menacing the heroine, who, as she s recovering from all her stab wounds, is forced to apologize to all her friends for suspecting them Still, The Day She Disappeared isn t a waste of your spare time It s got charm than your average thriller, thanks largely to Victor, a 92 year old WWII vet wiling away his extreme old age in a caravan read trailer park near a British resort town Victor s stalwart decency is admirable, since it inspires all the other characters except, of course, the killer to be better people, but I wonder if his reassuring presence doesn t make Ms Kent a bit reluctant to pile on the blood and gore which might have raised the stakes a bit for her heroine, a recently divorced barmaid named Natalie There s a fine, elegiac literary novel to be written about Victor and a creepy, disturbing novel to be written about Nat, but neither of those books are The Day She Disappeared flag Like see review Apr 26, 2018 P Seeley rated it liked it Shelves suspense This is the first book I ve read by Christobel Kent and I would definitely read a bit of any others before committing to them The author gives the reader lots of possible choices for the suspect killer responsible for the disappearance of a small town barmaid and still manages to pull off an unexpected reveal at the end But the writing style is really off putting The story is told through several characters viewpoints and while I m sure we are intended to feel as though we are at any given m This is the first book I ve read by Christobel Kent and I would definitely read a bit of any others before committing to them The author gives the reader lots of possible choices for the suspect killer responsible for the disappearance of a small town barmaid and still manages to pull off an unexpected reveal at the end But the writing style is really off putting The story is told through several characters viewpoints and while I m sure we are intended to feel as though we are at any given moment privy to the thoughts going through those characters minds, the resulting internal narratives are extremely jerky and seem to skip randomly among various times and events without any flow This may well be how our minds actually function at times, but artistically a stream of consciousness narration requires structure than this novel offers There is no flow to the words or sentences or thoughts And while the story seemed to get a bit easier to follow as I adjusted to the style, it was at all times an effort to read It was a real relief to start another book written with a traditional style flag Like see review Jan 25, 2018 Karen Barber rated it liked it Shelves netgalley Nat is a barmaid at the pub in a seaside town Her best friend, Beth, has gone missing and Nat is not convinced by the messages purportedly sent by her However, nobody seems interested in Nat s suspicions.The book begins with the account of a murder, and we can only assume it s Beth The question becomes just who is responsible for this event, as everyone around her struggles to come to believe she hasn t just walked away from her life.I found this really difficult to get into The style focuse Nat is a barmaid at the pub in a seaside town Her best friend, Beth, has gone missing and Nat is not convinced by the messages purportedly sent by her However, nobody seems interested in Nat s suspicions.The book begins with the account of a murder, and we can only assume it s Beth The question becomes just who is responsible for this event, as everyone around her struggles to come to believe she hasn t just walked away from her life.I found this really difficult to get into The style focuses on the inner thoughts of a range of characters, and it was difficult to grasp just how they linked and who was who.After the initial difficulties with the style it was a book that became easier to read, but I wasn t convinced by just how many characters were given quite a lot of time We were deliberately misled by one or two characters, and I felt like the actual resolution came from left field.Not one of my favourite reads because it felt like there was too much going on, but I must thank NetGalley for providing me with the opportunity to review it prior to publication flag Like see review Apr 24, 2018 Kay rated it really liked it Shelves british mysteries Took me awhile to get into this one, which falls in the suspense category rather than the classic mysteries I love Nevertheless, the writing was than good enough to keep me reading, even though one point of view inside the killer s mind is something I avoid whenever possible Luckily, those were the shortest chapters in the book What hooked me was the dogged effort of a barmaid to find out what happened to her friend and co worker, Beth, who suddenly disappeared, leaving all her world Took me awhile to get into this one, which falls in the suspense category rather than the classic mysteries I love Nevertheless, the writing was than good enough to keep me reading, even though one point of view inside the killer s mind is something I avoid whenever possible Luckily, those were the shortest chapters in the book What hooked me was the dogged effort of a barmaid to find out what happened to her friend and co worker, Beth, who suddenly disappeared, leaving all her worldly possessions behind The police are not interested in finding a good time girl who s gone missing they ve got pressing things to do But Nat won t give up every bone in her body tells her something is wrong.The best thing in the novel is the motley group of regulars at the bar where Nat works, especially Victor, a 92 year old man who accidentally witnessed something that is central to the plot resolution I became as interested in Victor, and his attempts to rescue his daughter and grandson from a bad marriage, as I was in finding the murderer Now that I think about it, that explains why I m not a fan of the suspense thriller genre flag Like see review May 17, 2017 Grace J Reviewerlady rated it it was amazing This is a perfect mystery for me complex, involving no shortage of characters to suspect and ponder over.Having previously enjoyed The Last Husband by this author, I was than happy to be able to read and review this one and I m delighted to say that it is completely different to it s predecessor The only link is that both main characters have the dogged determination and fearlessness to get to the bottom of things.Every character in this book was the guilty party in my mind at some point This is a perfect mystery for me complex, involving no shortage of characters to suspect and ponder over.Having previously enjoyed The Last Husband by this author, I was than happy to be able to read and review this one and I m delighted to say that it is completely different to it s predecessor The only link is that both main characters have the dogged determination and fearlessness to get to the bottom of things.Every character in this book was the guilty party in my mind at some point during the story Multi layered and gripping, it was truly puzzling and led to many hours of turning over events in my mind whilst the kindle was out of my hands Happily, the offender wasn t revealed until the last few pages.A terrifically intriguing book, and one which I heartily recommend to all lovers of a darn good believable and captivating novel A well earned five stars from me.I received an arc via Net Galley in exchange for my honest and unbiased review flag Like see review May 15, 2018 Judith Shadford rated it liked it Well done, though somewhat lacking in the seductive quality the I love in a mystery Nat alie , something of a lost soul, waitressing in a bar along a tidal river in the English countryside, has made a friend of Beth, the flirty, attractive barmaid who has disappeared The police, investigating a drowning murder, aren t interested Nat strikes out on her own, out of need to find her friend She s clever enough to pursue the evidence, but does so in rising terror.All of this is convincing Kent m Well done, though somewhat lacking in the seductive quality the I love in a mystery Nat alie , something of a lost soul, waitressing in a bar along a tidal river in the English countryside, has made a friend of Beth, the flirty, attractive barmaid who has disappeared The police, investigating a drowning murder, aren t interested Nat strikes out on her own, out of need to find her friend She s clever enough to pursue the evidence, but does so in rising terror.All of this is convincing Kent manages a believable 3 dimensional character who isn t all that bright That s hard Other characters are equally grounded And she, Kent, from the outset, prepares a cast of men who are all ALMOST the culprit and manages that suspense to the very end Well done If I like a brilliant solver of crimes, that s my problem flag Like see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book topics posts views last activity Librari Books to be combined 3 13 Sep 26, 2017 03 19AM More topics Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed

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    1. 3 stars I liked the book.Kent has a strange writing style, almost a stream of consciousness, that at first bothered me but that I grew to like In fact, this is a very clever book There are many, many suspects, and we re reminded that we can t trust or truly know anyone especially men But of course, the protagonist has to trust men to answer the riddle of who murdered her friend It s a subtle commentary that is expertly woven into the plot I d give this 4 stars, but I found it depressing 3 stars [...]

    2. I did enjoy The Day She Disappeared by Christobel Kent but it did take me quite a while to really get into it, I would say I was about 30% in before I started to zone out.By this I mean when I am reading if I find a book good, I go almost into a book coma, unaware of anything else, I m sure you get my drift we ve all been there.So I m gonna break it down into what worked for me and what I struggled with, but be aware this is just my personal opinion and what I struggled with may not bother you I [...]

    3. Have always enjoyed Christopher Kent books and although this book seemed to drag on a bit I wasn t disappointed with the ending

    4. I love the cover on this book and have read both of Christobel s books before this one so was a must really I enjoyed reading this book and finished it in just 3 days Some would say that it dragged out until the last 5 chapters and I would agree but it all added up to that big ending WOW I did not have a clue who did it but wow This book is easy to read, contains short chapters and has a thrilling story line of who did it I loved the setting and all the individual characters facing th I love the [...]

    5. . i tried. i failed i just couldn t get through this the writing seemed so disjointed and the whole story seemed so out of whackk you netgalley and publisher for the digital copy

    6. Didn t get on with this at all The way it was written I felt was very disjointed and hard to follow The plot had promise but it just never came together for meeven though, in my usual way, I had to finish it Never give up on a bookit might get betteris one didn t so don t bother starting it.

    7. It took me a while to get to grips with this thriller but once I did I enjoyed it I liked Natalie and was caught up in her search to find out what happened to her friend Beth I read a lot of thrillers and this one kept me guessing until the end I would like to thank NetGalley and Little, Brown Book Group for my e copy in exchange for an honest review.

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