This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.
If I Disappear
Summary: When her favorite true crime podcast host goes missing, an adrift young woman plunges headfirst into the wild backcountry of Northern California and her own dangerous obsession.
Sera loves true crime podcasts. They make her feel empowered in a world where women just like her disappear daily. She’s sure they are preparing her for something. So when Rachel, her favorite podcast host, goes missing, Sera knows it’s time to act. Rachel has always taught her to trust her instincts.
Sera follows the clues hidden in the episodes to an isolated ranch outside Rachel’s small hometown to begin her search. She’s convinced her investigation will make Rachel so proud. But the more Sera digs into this unfamiliar world, the more off things start to feel. Because Rachel is not the first woman to vanish from the ranch, and she won’t be the last…
Rachel did try to warn her.
Traveling With T’s Thoughts:
Ummmm….. so the podcast angle mentioned in the summary about the book totally caught my attention. I have been enjoying authors using podcasts and other types of social media in their stories recently and I have to say that last line ” Rachel did try to warn her.” really sealed the deal for me to request this book.
BUT did it live up to my expectations?
Ummmmmmmmm…. not really.
It was ok. It even had flashes of good stuff. But, it was mainly just ok for me.
What I liked:
The cover was def eye-catching.
The podcast angle. The idea that the host is leaving subtle clues and that this person can find her by using her podcast and going to where her family was had some definite appeal.
Bottom line: The premise of the book was really intriguing- but some of the story specifically how Sera was always “talking” to Rachel and the ending- well… it just took away from my enjoyment. Overall, this book was a bit too SOMETHING for my liking. If you are looking for a book with a podcast angle- I enjoyed The Night Swim more.
*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*
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T @ Traveling With T