The Disappearances

The Disappearances


What if the ordinary things in life suddenly…disappeared?

Aila Quinn’s mother, Juliet, has always been a mystery: vibrant yet guarded, she keeps her secrets beyond Aila’s reach. When Juliet dies, Aila and her younger brother Miles are sent to live in Sterling, a rural town far from home--and the place where Juliet grew up.

Sterling is a place with mysteries of its own. A place where the experiences that weave life together--scents of flowers and food, reflections from mirrors and lakes, even the ability to dream--vanish every seven years.

No one knows what caused these “Disappearances,” or what will slip away next. But Sterling always suspected that Juliet Quinn was somehow responsible--and Aila must bear the brunt of their blame while she follows the chain of literary clues her mother left behind.

As the next Disappearance nears, Aila begins to unravel the dual mystery of why the Disappearances happen and who her mother truly was. One thing is clear: Sterling isn’t going to hold on to anyone's secrets for long before it starts giving them up.

Title:The Disappearances
Edition Language:English
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Number of Pages:388 pages

    The Disappearances Reviews

  • Luke Taylor

    So what is The Disappearances?A cryptic carousel of entendre and experience, mystery and memory, love and loss, hatred and hope, chance and choice, science and a summons of the sublime, where secrets ...

  • Lindsay Cummings

    Lovely and well written story! I had no idea it was a historical until I got into it, which actually made me pleasantly surprised. So many great lessons in this one! ...

  • Jasmine from How Useful It Is

    About: The Disappearances is a magical realism novel written by Emily Bain Murphy. It will be published on 7/4/17 by HMH Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 400 pages. Th...

  • Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)

    Great cover on this book. It is simple, but a great representation of the story and it has some unique title work.I am not sure, but it appears as if this book is the author's debut. Perhaps she write...

  • Chelsea Sedoti

    If I would have read THE DISAPPEARANCES as a teenager, I would have been obsessed. I would have gathered herbs to mix Variants. I would have drawn hearts on my arm and read every bit of Shakespeare I ...

  • Stacee

    I was instantly interested in this premise and was quite eager to get to it. I really liked Aila. She's heartbroken and kind of feisty and I was really intrigued by what was going on. I fully enjoyed ...

  • Anna Priemaza

    I loved this book to pieces! Loved loved loved it!I coveted this book from the moment I first read the description, and I was over the moon when I got it early--but also a bit nervous because I knew m...

  • Warrengent

    Believe the hype about this book, it was absolutely beautiful in every way possible.I found it physically impossible to put it down....

  • Breeana Shields

    I'm not sure I have words to properly describe how much I loved this book. It was simply perfection---literally the only thing I didn't like about it was that it ended. The writing is gorgeous. The au...

  • Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)

    4.5 Stars!I'm always pleasantly surprised when an YA author can mange to knock me off my feet with not only somethings completely original and unique, but something so good it is hard to put it down. ...