Review: The Day We Disappeared by Lucy Robinson

The DayAnnie has a secret. But if she’s not going to tell, we won’t either. It’s a heart-breaking secret she wishes she didn’t have – yet Annie isn’t broken, not quite yet. Especially now there’s someone out there who seems determined to fix her.

Kate has run away. But she’s not going to tell us why – that would defeat the point of running, wouldn’t it? It’s proving difficult to reinvent herself, however, with one person always on her mind.

Scratch beneath the surface and nobody is really who they seem. Even Annie and Kate, two old friends, aren’t entirely sure who they are any more. Perhaps you can work it out, before their pasts catch up with them for good . . .

A gripping and unpredictable story of two young women running from their pasts. We defy you to guess the twist . . .


Lucy Robinson’s books have always been on my TBR list, but they’ve never made it to the top. I loved the blurb on this book, so couldn’t help myself.

I loved this. I couldn’t put it down once I got into it. I was reading in lunch breaks, which I never usually take, when I wasn’t reading it, I was thinking about it. When I finished it, I couldn’t get the characters out my mind.

Kate and Annie were very believable characters. Initially I wasn’t very drawn to Annie, but she grew on me quite quickly. Things start to change for her pretty soon into the book, which was great, but I had a couple of moments when I wanted to shake her. I love it when I feel so much for a character.

I loved Kate from the off. She was warm and funny, but had this big secret. A secret so big she couldn’t tell her family where she was. I was gripped to her story from the beginning.

The more both characters didn’t tell their secrets, the more I wanted to read quicker to find them out.

The chapters alternate from Annie and Kate. Each time the chapter changed, I was gutted I wasn’t hearing the next steps on that girl’s life, I quickly got back into it and was gutted when it changed again.

The ending is brilliant. There were a couple of paragraphs I had to read twice, I couldn’t believe I’d read what I had – really, really good twist.

I massively recommend this book, I’d love to go back and read it again myself – in fact I may.


The Day We Disappeared is due to be released by Penguin on 9th April 2015. Thank you to Penguin for the review copy. Click here to view on Amazon UK. 

Check out the book trailer for The Day We Disappeared.




helen with badgeAbout Helen:

Helen has been reading since she can remember. If she was ever lost as a kid, she could always be found with her head in a book. This love of books carried on through her teens and now way (way) into adulthood. Helen is also a keen writer and has recently started editing the book she hopes you’ll be reading soon.

Read about Helen’s writing, reading and the life that comes between her and these goals on her blog under her not-so-secret, and slightly outdated online persona Newtowritinggirl or on Twitter.
She lives with her boyfriend a stone’s throw from the Thames in her second favourite city London (favourite being New York – of course )

Follow Helen on Twitter:


Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Helen Jackson

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Novel Kicks is a blog for story tellers and book lovers.

Book Club
Book Club