Lane Fielding swore that she would never return to her hometown.
Twenty years later, after a bitter divorce has she no other choice but to
return home with her two daughters. Now she works in the local bar
and living with her daughter and her parents on the historic Fielding
Plantation. She's haunted by the past, the alleged sinister crimes by
her father who once was the director of an infamous boy's school.
There is a partial event from childhood that Lane has long tried to
forget, but the past will soon catch up with her. And, it all starts with
the disappearance of Susannah, a young girl...
THE DISAPPEARING is the very
first Lory Roy book I have read. I was drawn to the book as soon as I
laid eyes on the cover. Then, I read the gripping blurb; it's a story about
a small southern town where girls disappear and boys run away and I
just knew that I had to read the book. I love to read dark stories and THE DISAPPEARING really had that
kind of vibe. This is a book about secrets, family, and revenge. It's a
dark tale about how you can never be sure who's bad and who's good
and how secrets can destroy lives. The story is told through several
POV's and at first, it seems to be easy to see who is the bad one in the
story. As the story progresses we learn more about Lane's past and
what really happened the day young Susannah disappeared. And it all
leads to an explosive and chilling finale.
THE DISAPPEARING is a book that
shows that not everything is black and white. That family secret can
have disastrous repercussions. This book thrilled and engrossed me
and I'm looking forward to reading other books by Lori Roy.
Two-time Edgar Award-winning author Lori Roy spins a
twisted, atmospheric tale about a small Southern town where
girls disappear and boys run away.
When Lane Fielding fled her isolated Florida hometown after
high school for the anonymity of New York City, she swore
she'd never return. But twenty years later, newly divorced
and with two daughters in tow, she finds herself tending bar
at the local dive and living with her parents on the
historic Fielding Plantation. Here, the past haunts her and
the sinister crimes of her father--the former director of an
infamous boys' school--make her as unwelcome in town as she
was the day she left.
Ostracized by the people she was taught to trust, Lane's
unsteady truce with the town is rattled when her older
daughter suddenly vanishes. Ten days earlier, a college
student went missing, and the two disappearances at first
ignite fears that a serial killer who once preyed upon the
town has returned. But when Lane's younger daughter admits
to having made a new and unseemly friend, a desperate Lane
attacks her hometown's faĂ§ade to discover whether her
daughter's disappearance is payback for her father's
crimes--or for her own.
With reporters descending upon the town, police combing
through the swamp, and events taking increasingly disturbing
turns, Lane fears she faces too many enemies and too little
time to bring her daughter safely home. Powerful and
heart-pounding, The Disappearing questions the
endurance of family bonds, the dangers of dark rumors and
small town gossip, and how sometimes home is the scariest
place of all.