The Disappeared by Sibel Hodge #BlogTour #Review @Bloodhoundbook @sibelhodge

Today I’m sharing my review of The Disappeared as part of the blog tour for Bloodhound Books. Many thanks to Emma Welton for the invite!

About this book…

The widow. The secret. The liar.

The Disappeared…


On a routine flight from Africa to England, Dr Mason Palmer is tragically killed when the light aircraft he’s travelling on crashes and disappears in dense bush land.


The Widow…


Ten months later, Nicole Palmer is still trying to block out the grief of her husband’s sudden death. Until one morning she receives a photo of Mason through the post, along with a cryptic message. A message only he could’ve written.


The Secret…


But when Nicole tries to find out if Mason is really alive and what actually happened to him in Africa, everyone she turns to for answers ends up dead.


Determined to find the truth, Nicole uncovers a conspiracy that spans the globe, and discovers there are powerful people who are prepared to kill to keep her silent.


Who’s lying? Who’s watching Nicole? And can she expose their murky secrets before they catch up with her?

My review…

I’ve enjoyed Sibel Hodges books in the past so I was keen to read her latest thriller. It’s a little different from the previous books that I’ve read by her and I have to say that I wish that I had read the notes at the rear of the book before I’d started as I would have liked the info about the real life events the book was based on before I read it. It certainly added a newly created depth to the action packed thriller that I had just finished and left me with some thought provoking reflections to consider.

From the first few pages it’s obvious that someone is determined to prevent Nicole’s husband from returning home to her. So when Nicole hears that her husband has been killed in a plane crash into the ocean, it is more of a shock to her than it is to us the reader. But in a further plot development, a few months later she receives a photo in the post that confirms with a dated newspaper that Mason is in fact still alive but in hiding, in fear of the people who tried to kill him. And as Nicole goes to find her husband, no one she comes into contact with is safe from those that need to silence Mason.

Sibel Hodge has created a current and relevant plot line for her thriller that unravels at one heck of a pace! It’s an action packed piece of fiction that brings the characters together in a storyline that’s actually based on factual events. This makes it even more important to take the time to understand the politics running in the background. Having a strong and believable female lead character like Nicole helped to raise the level of tension so that the reader actually cares about the outcome for her and Mason but also gives a personal perspective on a political and cultural issue that I’m sure many people haven’t been aware of. It certainly increases awareness of the trail that leads back from an everyday product which I am sure none of us think about when it’s in front of us.

A well written and thought provoking thriller.

Meet the author…

Sibel Hodge is the author of the No 1 Bestsellers Look Behind You, Untouchable, and Duplicity. Her books have sold over one million copies and are international bestsellers in the UK, USA, Australia, France, Canada and Germany. She writes in an eclectic mix of genres, and is a passionate human and animal rights advocate.


Her work has been nominated and shortlisted for numerous prizes, including the Harry Bowling Prize, the Yeovil Literary Prize, the Chapter One Promotions Novel Competition, The Romance Reviews’ prize for Best Novel with Romantic Elements and Indie Book Bargains’ Best Indie Book of 2012 in two categories. She was the winner of Best Children’s Book in the 2013 eFestival of Words; nominated for the 2015 BigAl’s Books and Pals Young Adult Readers’ Choice Award; winner of the Crime, Thrillers & Mystery Book from a Series Award in the SpaSpa Book Awards 2013; winner of the Readers’ Favorite Young Adult (Coming of Age) Honorable award in 2015; a New Adult finalist in the Oklahoma Romance Writers of America’s International Digital Awards 2015, and 2017 International Thriller Writers Award finalist for Best E-book Original Novel. Her novella Trafficked: The Diary of a Sex Slave has been listed as one of the top forty books about human rights by Accredited Online Colleges.


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I am a Norfolk girl living in leafy Cheshire with my grumpy Scotsman. A mum and nana who lives for my family but who is also addicted to reading (and Marmite!) I will read almost anything but my preferred genres to review are psychological thrillers, crime procedural novels or women's fiction. My kindle is my life but I also have a substantial bookshelf in my cosy reading room where I can go to escape the stresses of family life with plenty of tea and chocolate. I am a member of netgalley and bookbridg. I review on Amazon, where I'm a Top 500 reviewer, and Goodreads. You can always find me over on Twitter @jocatrobertson for any review requests.

7 thoughts on “The Disappeared by Sibel Hodge #BlogTour #Review @Bloodhoundbook @sibelhodge”

  1. Darlin, this book is haunting me.. I see it all over the blogosphere with such fabulous reviews. I think the book has called me to it with your review.. After my present reads in KU, I am getting this

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