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When You Disappeared Audiobook

When You Disappeared

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Publisher's Summary

All she wanted was the truth, but she'll wish she never found out.

When Catherine wakes up alone one morning, she thinks her husband has gone for a run before work. But Simon never makes it to the office. His running shoes are by the front door. Nothing is missing - except him.

Catherine knows Simon must be in trouble. He wouldn't just leave her. He wouldn't leave the children.

But Simon knows the truth - about why he left and what he's done. He knows things about his marriage that it would kill Catherine to find out. The memories she holds onto are lies.

While Catherine faces a dark new reality at home, Simon's halfway around the world, alive and thriving. He's doing whatever it takes to stay one step ahead of the truth.

But he can't hide forever, and when he reappears twenty-five years later, Catherine will finally learn who he is.

And wish she'd stayed in the dark.

©2017 John Marrs (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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    Amazon Customer 05/11/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Exceptional"

    I rarely give 5 star reviews but this book is so worth one. I listened to the book in one day as it was so enthralling. Yes, parts are a little far fetched but this is fiction after all.
    some parts are pretty uncomfortable listening but overall one of the best I've had so far, definitely looking at future books by the author.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Richard B. 22/11/2017
    Richard B. 22/11/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "V good"

    Really v good, keeps you guessing right till the end , would highly recommend and I don't usually bother leaving a review.. great story

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    Newmaks Ireland 13/11/2017
    Newmaks Ireland 13/11/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Superb!"

    This is one of the best I’ve listened to in a good while, gripping right to the end.

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    Clare Campbell UK 11/11/2017
    Clare Campbell UK 11/11/2017
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    "Clare Campbell"

    Gripping read. Lots of twists and turns. Would definitely recommend this particular book to others

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    carrie191204 08/11/2017
    carrie191204 08/11/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Gripping."

    I have never wanted a character to get killed ever before!!! I hate this guy!!! Fantastic story. Kept me gripped. Finished it in a day whilst doing my house work.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer London, United Kingdom 06/11/2017
    Amazon Customer London, United Kingdom 06/11/2017 Member Since 2012
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    "when you disappeared"

    it was gripping. liked the voices. story so outlandish. had to rewind to check what I may have missed.

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    mrs caroline c robinson 04/11/2017
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    "Captivating"

    Brilliant book from start to finish, couldn't put it down.
    Read and listened to it through audible.

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    Sophie 01/11/2017
    Sophie 01/11/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Absolutely fantastic"

    Found this as an audiobook on Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited and to be honest, with it being free, I wasn’t expecting much. But wow. This has to be one of the best books I’ve listened to all year.
    I’m usually a crime thriller reader but this caught my interest and I’m so glad it did.
    It’s a tale of a relationship littered with traumatic and sad events. That sounds like a sad romance novel but it really isn’t- this is a thriller. Simon is a hateful, callous man and I thoroughly enjoyed disliking him.
    The tale begins with him leaving his wife and children without saying goodbye, stating that it is an alternative to suicide. He disappears and nobody knows what happened to him. Why? What could possibly have happened to push him to these lengths of despair?
    He seems to think he is justified in his reasoning and the reader is led to believe that he may be, but the truth is horrific and shocking.
    25 years after he leaves, he finds his now ex wife to have the last word as to why he left and the truth unravels.
    There are so many twists and turns in this book- some gory, some distressing. It really was a marvellous read and I’ll be looking for more from this author. Blows some of the raved-about bestsellers out the water and should be a film. Narration was pretty good.

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    Dr 29/10/2017
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    "Interesting story"

    Excellent presentation. Well read. Worth sticking with for the surprise ending of this interesting story

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    reeceyp123 27/10/2017
    reeceyp123 27/10/2017
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    "Gripping story with lots of twists "

    Enjoyed this story it had good narration and is very well thought out with lots of twists and turns.

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  • Wayne
    Matthews, NC
    12/09/17
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    "This novel has issues!"

    When You Disappeared could have been a great novel if a competent author had taken the plot concept and written the novel. it is still a marginally good psychological thriller. The story is told in the first person of the female protagonist and the male antagonist with Elizabeth Knowelden reading the female part very well and Simon Mattacks reading the male part not so well. My main issue with the novel is that it is so chopped up that it's difficult for the listener to keep pace as the novel goes back and forth constantly over a 28 year time period. The novel hits the time periods in seemingly random order.

    Summary: Great plot concept with poor implementation due to dizzyingly frequent skips back and forth over 28 years; poor narration by the male narrator.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Beatrice
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    12/11/17
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    "An Emotional Rollercoaster"

    Dark and twisted doesn't begin to describe this book. Reader beware this an extremely disturbing and interesting book. Do not listen while driving.

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  • Pam.
    08/11/17
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    "When you Disappeared"

    Really do not what kind of review to give this book, I finished the whole book, thou some times I almost didn't. It was for me a hard book to get thru, I imagine most readers would not have that problem. I think it was to personal for me, and it seemed to be a dark story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alisa McClam
    01/11/17
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    "I hate him"

    I really liked the book. I’ve never hated a character before. I hate him so much.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Debbie De
    Georgia
    07/10/17
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    "I Wish This Novel Would Dissappear"

    I thought nothing of this book. 😳Actually I felt like Katherine after her run in with Dougie. I felt numb all over. The only reason you see stars... is because this story hit me like a ton of bricks? No seriously...lol... for the narrator's Mattacks & Knoweldon you were awesome to even read this hot mess of words. Don't believe the hype of them five 🌟storyline reviews...this was a flat liner...dead audiobook to me. The writer smh could have thrown in so kind of angle?
    I feel it's my civil duty to report the good bad and down right ugly. This wasn't a thrilling ride or even a mysyery. I think Mars should sell this novel to...
    Life Time television with all the dual drama and savagnes. Overall this story does not get any points from me. I simply felt bad for the artists that narrated this book ... well thats if ... Marrs wasnt Simon Mattacks himself. If my name were Simon I wouldn't have dared...to narrate this audiobook. Simply weird bizarre bullcrap.
    The End. This review is based on my opinion...you may think otherwise...if u do...then buy it?😁....I'm out ...✌!

    Official DeAnn DeVille Review.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Avid Reader
    03/10/17
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    "Simon is one sick individual"

    I thoroughly disliked Simon so the author did his job well. Although the book reads like a memoir I was hooked. I had to find out what Kitty had done to send this man into a downward spiral. All I can say is wow. Secrets and insecurities and the lack of communication and the misguided notion of perfection destroyed a family.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Susan Mathews
    23/09/17
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    "When You Disappeared (a fitting title)"

    When You Disappeared tells the story of generations of messed up genes and messed up people. We all come into this world innocent and are immediately mutilated by the ones who have long lost their innocence and are now prepared to be our judge and executioner. This is neither the story of one man and one woman nor the story of one family and friends. Instead it is the story of a simple thread beginning generations before that wove itself into the lives of the different people inheriting it, while becoming heavier with pain to destroy each person. Mental illness must be recognized and treated, without judgment, or each of us will be destroyed in the end.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Rose
    Huntington Beach, CA, United States
    21/09/17
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    "Why? Totally Useless Story"

    I wanted to like this book, however it just fell flat... I seriously didn't care for any of the characters or the plot, for that matter. No purpose to the story. I came away with nothing.
    Wasted credit for sure. Narration was good enough.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Linda Richardson
    16/09/17
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    "You'll Love To Hate Simon"

    Great psychological thriller. I loved to hate Simon and twisted things he did over the course of 28 years. Surprise after shocking revelation made this book impossible to put down.

    I decided to post my thoughts and chose leave a review after reading the advance ecopy of this book I received courtesy of Net Galley. Thank you Thomas & Mercer, the Publisher.
    for sending this book to me and giving me an opportunity to read.

    *Due to prepararions for Hurricane Irma, its impact & aftermath my reading was delayed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lois Howell
    16/09/17
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    "Don't look for redemption in this story! There is none!"

    This is a horrible story of a man who has no forgiveness and can act without conscience. He lives by "an eye for an eye" and can only count what's been done to him, and how he can return the favor. I think I finished the book to find out how the score is finally settled. Not the greatest incentive.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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