Thursday, February 26, 2009

Book Review- The Disappearance by Efrem Sigel

The Disappearance The Disappearance by Efrem Sigel
" 'It's been two weeks; do you have any idea what that does to a person? Your child missing, almost certainly dead and you don't know how or why.' " page 95

I posted this line for Teaser Tuesday this past week because it perfectly describes what this book is about. Joshua and Natalie Sandler come home one day to find their 14 year old son, Dan, gone. The police, their community and friends have no idea what has happened to him-dead or alive, kidnapped or a runaway-there are no answers. The book focuses on how Dan's parents deal with this terrible situation.

How would you deal with it? Would you ever give up your search for answers? Would you completely shut down and forget all about the other people and things you love in your life? What happens to the marriage when spouses react differently?

This was a very interesting and different take on the missing child story. Instead of focusing on the mystery of what happened to Dan, it deals with the people affected by his disappearance. The affect of not knowing what happened.

The only problem I had were the sex scenes. They seemed a bit awkward, the wording a departure from the rest of the book. Perhaps it was the use of certain words that made me want to skip these sections (only two), words that would seem more at home in another type of book.


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  1. Hmmmm, that sounds like one of those books that would depress me and I would have a hard time shaking off. The questions it raises would haunt me. Kind of like "We Have to Talk Avout Kevin". That was a good book too, but I'll never read it again. Just reading it was traumatic enough. I have no idea how the people involved in such situations live through them.

  2. Yes, a very depressing subject but very well written.

  3. You know, I just read and reviewed this and didn't even remember the sex scenes that well! Goes to show how differently everyone reads books!


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