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We’re delighted to be on tour today sharing Laura’s thoughts for Then She Vanishes by Claire Douglas.

Book cover Then She Vanishes by Claire Douglas

Everything changed the night Flora Powell disappeared.

Heather and Jess were best friends – until the night Heather’s sister vanished.

Jess has never forgiven herself for the lie she told that night. Nor has Heather.

But now Heather is accused of an awful crime.

And Jess is forced to return to the sleepy seaside town where they grew up, to ask the question she’s avoided for so long:

What really happened the night Flora disappeared?

Then She Vanishes by Claire Douglas is published by Penguin and is available now to purchase in digital (99p) and audiobook with the paperback release 8th August 2019.


I loved Then She Vanishes and I was hooked from the first page. Claire Douglas has a wonderful talent of captivating her readers.

This is a beautifully written story about family loss, secrets and revenge. With a dual timeline describing events leading up to Flora’s disappearance in 1994  and present time with her younger sister, Heather, killing a mother and son in Bristol and the events around this killing.

Jess a childhood friend of Heather’s, is a journalist who becomes intrigued by the story around Heather and decides to investigate.

A wonderful story, which I found incredibly addictive.

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Author photo Claire Douglas

Claire Douglas has worked as a journalist for fifteen years writing features for women’s magazines and national newspapers, but she’s dreamed of being a novelist since the age of seven. She finally got her wish after winning the Marie Claire Debut Novel Award, with her first novel, The Sisters, which was followed by Local Girl Missing, Last Seen Alive and Do Not Disturb, all Sunday Times bestsellers. She lives in Bath with her husband and two children.

Twitter @Dougieclaire

I've been blogging about my interests at Jera's Jamboree for 9+ years. My love of reading, crocheting, being out in nature and positive psychology are all things that help me unwind from my role as an Inclusion Lead in a primary school.

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