My review: When You Disappeared, by John Marrs


About the book:

What would you do if the person you loved suddenly vanished into thin air?

Catherine’s cosy life as a housewife and mum-of-three is quickly thrown into disarray when husband Simon disappears without explanation. She is convinced he hasn’t left by choice as confusion and spiraling debts threaten to tear her family apart.

Meanwhile Simon has begun a carefree new life travelling the world. And he’s determined not to disclose his past to all he meets, even if it means resorting to extreme and violent measures.

But why did he leave?

Catherine only gets her answer 25 years later when Simon suddenly reappears on her doorstep.

During their furious final confrontation, they discover the secrets, lies and misunderstandings that tore them apart, then brought them face-to-face one last time.

My review:

I really liked the original title of the book – The Wronged Sons which sums up the main idea of the book.

It took some time for me to get into the book as I was struggling with my feelings towards one of the main characters. But then something clicked and I started to enjoy the book. It captivated me so much that I couldn’t wait to know all the secrets.

I really enjoyed the main lesson of the book which to me is an ultimate example of misunderstandings and assumptions that people can experience in the life and consequences they can lead to. I also agree that in critical situations many people show their character and inner strength and achieve even more than without any problems life throws at them.

In general, I loved this book.

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