Tuesday, November 12, 2019

We Disappear by Scott Heim

5 Stars

If it weren’t for Lauren, I would have never even heard of this book let alone tracked down a hard copy from the library. And this is why places liked Goodreads or Instagram are awesome. Not for “likes” and followers and influencing and all the other real barfy shit that people only seem to talk about – but for friendship and book recs and potentially discovering a new favorite that would have not pinged your radar otherwise.

Per the above, I checked out We Disappear per Lauren’s recommendation alone. I did not read the blurb. You shouldn’t either because there’s a big fat fucking spoiler right in the middle of it that would have pissed me off if someone had blabbed it to me so it’s definitely not okay for the freaking book jacket to do it. The story here is about Scott, a meth addict, who returns to Kansas from New York after receiving a call from his mother who is battling cancer. Supposedly “disappeared” herself for a time as a child, Scott’s mother Donna has always had more than a bit of a fixation on missing persons cases. A dead boy being discovered in a field is the catalyst to the call to her son for help in amateur sleuthing their way to figuring out the “whodunit.”

And now let’s get giffy. This book had EV.ER.Y.THANG. on the Mitchell and Kelly sure-to-be-5-Star-meter going for it. To begin with . . . .

I think that’s been established by now.

Between Scott’s dope problem and his momma’s multiple memories of the same situation. Well . . . .

Cheers to that.

Then there’s that thing the blurb spoils . . . .

Seriously, blurbist. Why? I read a lot of freaking mysteries. It’s not super often that I have this sort of reaction . . . .

Bottom line?????

As Avril Lavigne would say – this was everything everything that I wanted. Dark, gritty, methy, dead people, nutters, the list goes on and on. All the Stars.

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