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Disappear by Iain Edward Henn

Disappear (edition 2012)

by Iain Edward Henn

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Authors:Iain Edward Henn
Info:Sunfire Publishing (2012), Kindle Edition, 291 pages
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Modern crime thriller set in Australia, outside my usual range of reading tastes. Jennifer Parkes's husband Brian never returns after popping out in the pouring rain to the shops for some cigarettes. Eighteen years later a serial killing jogger terrorises the Sydney suburbs, garotting his victims. Brian's body turns up, seemingly killed in a hit run accident in the same street from which he disappeared all those years earlier, looking exactly as he did then and dressed in the same clothes; some of the garotted victims are also people who disappeared eighteen years earlier, wearing clothes and effects from that time period. The final solution to this mystery I found rather implausible in practice, though it is based on real science. This was a decent page turner, quite well written. ( )
  john257hopper | Jun 26, 2016 |
This book starts off with an intriguing premise, but then really rambles for a while. As another poster noted, new characters appear in almost every chapter, making it a little hard to keep track of. (Hint: when reading on the Kindle, you can search for the name to refresh your memory of the other times they were mentioned.) I almost stopped reading, but kept going because the mystery was compelling, and I really wanted to see how it would all fit together in the end. And the end was quite satisfying (although there is one detail that nags at me that I think was not consistent).

Note: I received a free review copy of the ebook. ( )
  robynkoz | Mar 31, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0980849349, Paperback)

Top 40 bestseller on Amazon UK -
Crime, Thrillers & Mystery>Women Sleuths

On a rain-drenched night, a young husband runs to the corner shop - and never returns.

Eighteen years later, his body reappears.

-Reappears, wearing the same clothes, and on the same street, from which he went missing.
-Reappears, and is the victim of a hit/run driver.

He looks exactly the same now as when he vanished.

His widow, Jennifer Parkes, is determined to solve this enigma once and for all.

Other bodies are found. All missing eighteen years. None seem to have aged.

On the trail of a vicious killer, Jennifer and homicide detective Neil Lachlan are drawn into a human minefield of deception and terror; into the depths of a mystery that baffles the police and defies logic. Investigating at the forefront of scientific and medical technologies, they confront a threat that is much closer than either of them could ever have imagined.

"A stylish, craftily-worded thriller...crossing time, social class, love, loss, indulgence, greed, and...pure evil...a fantastic read." - Martin Treanor, author of The Silver Mist

"One of the best page turners I've read in years." - Tricia Lee, author of A Carribean Summer

"Great suspense." - Amazon reader review

"Complex mystery...I guessed and second guessed myself throughout." - Amazon reader review

Praise for Iain Edward Henn's The Delta Chain, an Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Quarterfinalist and Amazon UK - Top 25 Mystery and Thrillers bestseller):

"The novel's pacing is solid...hooks readers into caring about the chase..." - Publisher's Weekly.

"Fast paced, great plot...hard to put down..." - from Amazon.com

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:17:44 -0400)

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