Book Review: How To Disappear by Gillian McAllister

An emotional and tense thriller that will have you holding your breath throughout!

How To Disappear by Gillian McAllister
480 Pages
Out Now

Lauren’s daughter Zara witnessed a terrible crime. But speaking up comes with a price, and when Zara’s identity is revealed online, it puts a target on her back.

The only choice is to disappear.

To keep Zara safe, Lauren will give up everything and everyone she loves, even her husband.

There will be no goodbyes. Their pasts will be rewritten. New names, new home, new lives.

The rules are strict for a reason. They are being hunted. One mistake – a text, an Instagram like – could bring their old lives crashing into the new.

They can never assume someone isn’t watching, waiting.

As Lauren will learn, disappearing is easy. Staying hidden is harder . . .

4 / 5

The book is split into sections, Before, After and Later, with each chapter featuring a different character. I really enjoy books when each chapter focuses on a different character, I just feel like you can get to know the character more.

It had me gripped from the beginning and I could feel myself holding my breath at times because it was so tense and emotional.

I especially loved Aidan’s character, he was just so lovely and determined to do anything he could for his family, even infiltrate a gang! It was heartbreaking that he couldn’t go into witness protection with his wife and I couldn’t imagine how hard it must be and I think this was portrayed well in the book.

The sense of the chase and knowing someone was after them all the time gave me actual nightmares….seriously, I read it before bed and then ended up dreaming about being chased myself!

My only negative criticism would be the ending. I guessed what was happening and was a little disappointed. I think I was expecting a major twist, as I kept suspecting people throughout but it never happened. The ending fell a little flat for me which is why I knocked a star off, other than that it was a fantastic and tense thriller!


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