Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Review and Giveaway of How Quickly She Disappears by Raymond Fleischmann

Living in Alaska was isolation enough, but having a total stranger show up one day and tell you that he knows where your sister who disappeared twenty years ago is was unreal.

Elisabeth and her sister Jacqueline tell their tale in alternating chapters of when they were children together and then today where Elisabeth tells her tale of being alone and without her sister even though she has a husband and daughter.  She never got over losing her sister.

Looking for her sister for twenty years was an obsession for Elisabeth and also someone else.

Her sister Jacqueline went missing when they were young and was never found.  The news this stranger had was unbelievable. 

Could Elisabeth believe this stranger when he had just killed a man? 

Could Alfred be the man who took Jacqueline?

Could Alfred be the man who lured Jacqueline with his gifts of money and travel tickets?

Could Elisabeth really be wasting her precious time with her daughter and husband while looking for clues and listening to Alfred's story that he knows where Jacqueline is as he drew her into his schemes and away from her family?

Elisabeth made me nervous with her obsession with Alfred and how she was pulled into what he asked her to do to find her sister. Alfred was a manipulator.

Someone was hiding something, and Elisabeth seemed to be ruining her life for something she really wasn't sure of.
HOW QUICKLY SHE DISAPPEARS was very well written with words that pulled you in and that had a gripping, mesmerizing, menacing tone.

HOW QUICKLY SHE DISAPPEARS will be enjoyed by historical fiction and mystery fans, readers who like secrets, readers who enjoy not really knowing the background of the characters and what makes them "tick," and trying to figure it all out.  

Will you be able to figure it all out? 

Will you be able to handle the tension?  

Will you be able to stop turning the pages? 5/5

This book was given to me by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Contest has ended. 

Our winner is Margie. 


Thanks to everyone who entered. 
GIVEAWAY: I am partnering Dache Rogers of Penguin Random House for this giveaway.

JANUARY 14 - 21


  1. Have you read this book?

    Good luck in the giveaway.

    Thanks for stopping.

  2. I need a book like this in my life!

    1. 😊

      ENJOY if you read it, Kathy, and thanks for your comment.

  3. This one sounds good! Great review, and thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you, Laurel.

      I think you would enjoy the book.

      Thanks for.your comment.

  4. Sounds like a fabulous book. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Yes...it was good.

      Thanks for your comment, Cheryl.

  5. Intriguing and with so many genres in the story quite full on. Thanks for the review.

    1. It was good.

      Thanks for your comment, Mystica.