I’m delighted to be taking part on the blog tour for The Disappeared from Sibel Hodge. I beta read this book a while back and it is always a delight to be invited to read the finished product. Especially when it is from a writer whom I greatly admire.
Before I share my thoughts, here’s what the official blurb says:
On a routine flight from Africa to England, Dr Mason Palmer is tragically killed when the light aircraft he’s travelling on crashes and disappears in dense bush land.
Ten months later, Nicole Palmer is still trying to block out the grief of her husband’s sudden death. Until one morning she receives a photo of Mason through the post, along with a cryptic message. A message only he could’ve written.
But when Nicole tries to find out if Mason is really alive and what actually did happen to him in Africa, everyone she turns to for answers ends up dying.
Who’s lying? Who’s watching Nicole? And who’s prepared to kill to keep the truth hidden?
When Sibel Hodge publishes a book then you know that you are not going to get “just any old read” you know that you are going to be taken on an exhilarating journey and have a strong moral, ethical lesson and an intriguing social commentary at the same time. But don’t worry this isn’t done in a “lecturing” kind of way, it fits neatly into the plot and will poke and prod at your mind for a long time after you have turned the last page.
The Disappeared tells the story of Nicole Palmer whose husband, Dr. Mason Palmer, has been declared dead following a plane crash on a flight from Africa. But something happens to make Nicole believe that her husband is very much alive and she is determined to find out what has happened. What follows is a taut and terrifying journey taking us from the UK to Africa and a body count that just keeps growing! We uncover lies and secrets so terrible that they will be seared into your heart. I don’t want to say anything about the plot as there is too much to give away, trust me, you will be gobsmacked, heartbroken and furious when you put this book down! I wish that Sibel Hodge’s books were just flights of fancy but sadly I know that they are based very much on research and truth and that is what makes them so powerful.
Some might argue that fiction has no place in giving his social and ethical lessons, I very much disagree, it is the power of the written and spoken word that effects change and if reading fiction which has a strong element of fact entrenched stops you and makes you think then it is a job well done.
The Disappeared would translate into a box office hit in the world of cinema, it has it all, thrills, danger, conflict and some form of resolution for the characters
A strong powerful read that will grab you by the throat and shake your thinking all ways round!
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About the author:
Sibel Hodge is the author of the No 1 Bestsellers Look Behind You, Untouchable, and Duplicity. Her books have sold over one million copies and are international bestsellers in the UK, USA, Australia, France, Canada and Germany. She writes in an eclectic mix of genres, and is a passionate human and animal rights advocate.
Her work has been nominated and shortlisted for numerous prizes, including the Harry Bowling Prize, the Yeovil Literary Prize, the Chapter One Promotions Novel Competition, The Romance Reviews’ prize for Best Novel with Romantic Elements and Indie Book Bargains’ Best Indie Book of 2012 in two categories. She was the winner of Best Children’s Book in the 2013 eFestival of Words; nominated for the 2015 BigAl’s Books and Pals Young Adult Readers’ Choice Award; winner of the Crime, Thrillers & Mystery Book from a Series Award in the SpaSpa Book Awards 2013; winner of the Readers’ Favorite Young Adult (Coming of Age) Honorable award in 2015; a New Adult finalist in the Oklahoma Romance Writers of America’s International Digital Awards 2015, and 2017 International Thriller Writers Award finalist for Best E-book Original Novel. Her novella Trafficked: The Diary of a Sex Slave has been listed as one of the top forty books about human rights by Accredited Online Colleges.
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