When She Disappeared

When She Disappeared


On May 26, 2004, Jessie Germaine went to school as normal and cheered at the end of year rally. That evening, she rode her bike into the forest and disappeared…into thin air.’

Margo hasn’t been back to Lake Moss since her school friend went missing. But as she returns, running from a failed marriage, the news breaks. Her hometown’s swimming hole has been Jessie’s grave for fifteen years.

Digging out her old diary, and steeling herself to face unfriendly ghosts of the past, Margo sets out to help a documentary crew as they investigate the infamous case the police bungled.

In a town where everyone knows everyone – but they all have secrets – the killer is certain to be close to home…

Our Review

When She Disappeared is an excellent example of collaborative writing from Steph Mullin and Nicole Mabry.It is a well-paced, enthralling read just like The Family Tree. 

Margo hasn't been to her hometown of Lake Moss since 15 years previously when her best friend Jessie went missing. Margo has returned to look after her father after an operation and to flee her failed marriage. Not long after arriving back into town Jessie's body is discovered by some teens diving in a local swimming hole. 

"Lenny looked at his fist and his stomach contracted into knots. Blonde hair draped over his arm, a dirty red bow holding its loose strangs together, a gel-like substance clinging to the ends of the strands, near the bow - the remnants of a scalp."

Lake Moss has a very small town feel and it doens't take long for the inhabitant's secrets to be unearthed like Jessie's body and for the suspect pool to increase. Who killed Jessie? Was it her rich ex-boyfriend who was known to be violent, her jealous best friend, or one of the other characters who once found themselves in Jessie's orbit. 

"Jessie weaves through the fabric of her DNA, and as she imagined her dead friend's body being pulled from the water after all these years, every inch ofher was blazing on fire from the pain of it all. Would Lake Moss finally uncover the truth? "

This was a nail biting read and I highly recommend it. 

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