Blog Tour & Giveaway : How to Disappear by Ann Redisch Stampler
How to Disappear By: Ann Redisch Stampler Release Date: June 14, 2016 Publisher: Simon Pulse Add to Goodreads Source: ARC from publisher in exchange for a honest review GR's Summary: This electric cross-country thriller follows the game of cat and mouse between a girl on the run from a murder she witnessed—or committed? —and the boy who's sent to kill her. Nicolette Holland is the girl everyone likes. Up for adventure. Loyal to a fault. And she's pretty sure she can get away with anything...until a young woman is brutally murdered in the woods near Nicolette's house. Which is why she has to disappear. Jack Manx has always been the stand-up guy with the killer last name. But straight A's and athletic trophies can't make people forget that his father was a hit man and his brother is doing time for armed assault. Just when Jack is about to graduate from his Las Vegas high school and head east for college, his brother pulls him into the family business with inescapable instructions: find this ruthless Nicolette Holland and get rid of her. Or else Jack and everyone he loves will pay the price. As Nicolette and Jack race to outsmart each other, tensions—and attractions—run high. Told in alternating voices, this tightly plotted mystery and tense love story challenges our assumptions about right and wrong, guilt and innocence, truth and lies.
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How to Disappear leads readers on a dark and twisted winding road of suspense, danger, deceit and thrills. This is a story that begins with a ton of mystery and illuminates the plot by giving us one puzzle piece at a time. As readers we are in the dark, biting our nails, and waiting impatiently anticipating the next climatic revelation.
The main character, Nicolette Holland, is on the run. She needs to completely disappear, and to do this, must frequently change her appearance, name, job, and location. Jack Manx has been put in a horrible position by his criminal and sadistic older brother. He has been told that Nicolette killed their mutual friend, and he must hunt her down and kill her, or face the consequences of some extremely dangerous killers. As readers, we are in the dark, and do not know if Nicolette is innocent or guilty. Did she commit murder, or did she witness something that she wasn't suppose to see?
When Nicolette and Jack meet one another, the attraction and amicability that they find with one another complicates matters. Will Jack kill Nicolette? Will she figure out his true identity before it is too late? This is a story that makes readers think, and gives us an endless array of questions from beginning to end...
If you enjoy a suspense filled mystery, that constantly has you guessing and questioning the main characters next moves, you need to read, How to Disappear. Add in a small bit of romance, and a fast-paced addicting plot to the mix, and you have the ingredients for a great story!
I give, How to Disappear, by Ann Redisch Stampler, 4 Thrilling, Dangerous, Deceit-Filled Stars!
Ann Redisch Stampler is the author of the young adult novels Afterparty and Where It Began as well as half a dozen picture books. Her work has garnered an Aesop accolade, the National Jewish Book Award, Sydney Taylor honors, the Middle East Book Award, and Bank Street Best Books of the Year mentions. How to Disappear (Simon Pulse, 2016), her first young adult thriller, will be released in June. Ann lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband Rick.