The Disappearance of Emily Marr by Louise Candlish

[amazon_link id=”075154356X” target=”_blank” ]The Disappearance of Emily Marr[/amazon_link]’The Disappearance of Emily Marr’ is the latest book by Louise Candlish.

When Tabby Dewhurst, fleeing heartbreak and a broken home, finds herself on the Ile de Re in France, she is lost, penniless and exhausted. In desperation she breaks into an empty village house, locates the nearest bed and falls fast asleep. The next thing she knows a woman is shaking her awake, frightened and angry to find an intruder in her home. But alarm gives way to kindness and Tabby is invited to stay by this mysterious figure who calls herself ‘Emmie’. As their friendship develops, it is clear that the two have much in common. Both are exiles far from home and both are in the thrall of pasts they would do better to forget. But soon Tabby will discover just how shocking Emmie’s past is: a tragic affair with an married man, a fatal road accident, a vicious media witch hunt and a truth more terrible than Tabby could have imagined.

‘The Disappearance of Emily Marr’ is the second book that I have read by Louise Candlish and just like ‘The Day You Saved My Life’, I thought it was quite an intriguing story.

The story is seen through the eyes of the two main lead characters Emily Marr and Tabby. From the start of the story we are immediately thrown into the chaos that is Emily’s life who unfortunately falls in love with the wrong man and when a tragic accident occurs is portrayed as the Scarlett woman. Through a series of flashbacks from the past and present of the two women’s lives, we find out why both women have ended up on this small French village as pretty much anonymous characters. I must admit I liked Emily, I thought she was a sweet character, with a vintage love for life but I did find, the scenes were she was blamed for situations that in my own opinion were out of her control were a bit intense, as a nation turned against her, I felt a lot of empathy and sympathy for the character. Whereas with Tabby, I couldn’t warm to her as much, I found her incessant nosiness quite rude and intrusive and at regular times, I found myself giving out to her as she looked through people’s houses, without seeming to give people’s privacy a second thought.

I thought the story was gripping and had a very cleverly written plot line that hooked my attention throughout. Filled with complex characters, discovering the issues of mental illnesses, betrayal and infidelity, ‘The Disappearance of Emily Marr’ is a unique and an original story with an wonderfully abrupt ending that will leave the reader bursting for more.

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