Author: Ann Redisch Stampler
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication Date: June 2016
Genre: Young Adult Fiction/Contemporary Thriller
Series or Stand Alone: Stand Alone
Synopsis can be found here.
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Nicolette is running for her life. Running from someone she thought loved her. Running from something she shouldn’t have seen. Little does she know she’s running into someone else’s arms. Someone who has been sent to catch her.
Jack doesn’t want a part of his brother’s life. But when they threaten his mom and himself, he knows he has to do what they say to save his loved ones. And that means finding Nicolette, wherever she’s hiding. But he wasn’t ready for her.
F.U.N! If you are looking for a YA contemporary thriller that is thrilling and will live up to your expectations, look no further!
How to Disappear is an intense cat and mouse game between two teens as they race around the country trying to outwit each other. And once the twists and turns start, they don’t stop. Stampler does a wonderful job creating two very distinct voices, each of which are filled with urgency, vulnerability and rage. I’m very impressed especially with Jack’s voice. I am pretty hard on authors creating voices of the opposite sex only to have them sound, well, not of the opposite sex. That never happened here. Jack was all Jack, teenage boy, good kid, bad family and bad choices. I never doubted his voice for a second.
I loved watching Nicolette and Jack get closer and closer, an accident waiting to happen. I had to put down the book for a while after so many chapters so i could calm down and decompress before going back to it. It’s a lot of fun and a very well thought out thriller.
Yes, I wanted to scream at Nicolette and Jack at various times. Because they acted so real and smart and stupid.
So take a deep breath and get ready.
Rating 9 Ridiculously Awesome like Cookies and Ice Cream