The Disappearance

Narrated by: Jessica Ball
Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (5 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In a family built on lies, who can you trust?

Audrey Bailey will never forget the moment she met Ralph Templeton in the sweltering heat of a Bombay café. Her lonely life over, she was soon married with two small children. But things in the Templeton household were never quite what they seemed.

Now approaching 70, and increasingly a burden on the children she's always felt distanced from, Audrey plans a once-in-a-lifetime cruise around the Greek isles. Forcing twins Lexi and John along for the ride, the Templetons set sail as a party of three - but only two will return. On the night of her birthday, Audrey goes missing...hours after she breaks the news that the twins stand to inherit a fortune after her death.

As the search of the ship widens, so does the list of suspects - and with dark clues emerging about Audrey's early life, the twins begin to question if they can even trust one another....

©2016 Annabel Kantaria (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

"An utterly compelling story of loss and betrayal. I loved it." (Judy Finnigan)
"A clever, tense thriller." (Heat)
"A gripping debut. You won't be able to put this down." (Bella)
"Compelling...fans of Jodi Picoult and Liane Moriarty will enjoy this." (Candis)

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LOVED IT!

GREAT STORY,EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE,ENJOYED THE BOOK VERY MUCH.ANOTHER ONE BY THIS AUTHOR IS NOW ON MY WISH LIST,HOPING IT´S AS GOOD AS THIS ONE.

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Recommended

A good narrator and a wonderful book. I like the back and forth narration through time. I couldn't put it down!

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  • Passion for Podencos
  • 05-25-20

Fabulous Feelgood Mystery - Enjoyed it so much!

I really loved this relaxing and carefully plotted mystery with 70's flashbacks and exotic Bombay setting. I thought it was very sensitively written and it was nice to see older people written about with insight and respect, There was excitement, intrigue and romance, hateful characters, complex issues and it simply ripped along both in India and Cornwall painting a vivid picture of two generations, their motivations. priorities and sense of duty. It was a gentle story in ways and it gave me pause to think about some deeper issues as well as enjoying the twists and turns. Was it a teeny bit unlikely? Yes but not so far fetched that it spoiled an excellent story. I really enjoyed it and also loved "I know You" also by Annabel Kantaria - but due to the plot and different nationalities I would recommend reading rather than listening to "I know You" for maximum suspense as accents sort of give away some of the plot. I thought Jessica Ball did a great job of narrating "The Disappearance" though did get a bit annoyed by several pronunciations especially Pitchure instead of picture but apart from that it was a very likeable performance which I feel suited this book very well. I was really sorry when I reached the end and felt a real pang of regret - a true sign of having really enjoyed an audiobook! Looking forward to the next Annabel Kantaria book and hope there is one on the way.

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  • Sandra Robinson
  • 07-10-16

Couldn't put it down!!!!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Would definitely recommend this book. A wonderful story well constructed and beautifully narrated

What did you like best about this story?

The flow of the story, and the complex lives of the characters woven smoothly together to achieve an intriguing and compelling book

What about Jessica Ball’s performance did you like?

Beautiful narration, subtle, yet bringing the characters to life perfectly

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

A love story

Any additional comments?

This book has the rare quality of maintaining the momentum throughout, believable and compelling!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-12-19

A Great book

Recomended indeed. Love the performance of the narrator........ i did not see the ending come at all.

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  • A. Campbell
  • 10-23-17

Wow just wow.

I was so sad when this book ended. I really wanted more. I am going to miss the characters who. Have grown very attached to. This book was brilliantly written and the narrator made the story come to life. It felt like I was there...