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The Disappearance of Catherine Brodie (Brodie Saga #1)

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3.72  ·  Rating details ·  29 ratings  ·  16 reviews
Paperback, First, 280 pages
Published November 3rd 2015 by GAVON Publishing
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Ayekah
Aug 03, 2016 rated it liked it
I had higher hopes for this book since it's been out for a while and there are sequels published as well.
This is my first read by this author. It should also be noted that this is a YA book, contemporary perhaps, but most suited for a YA audience.
While I liked Catherine (Erin) and her friend Louise, I found Louise almost more developed as a character than Catherine. Catherine lacked the depth needed as a MC. The guys Alex and Seb, were likable, developed and more put together. Their stories wer
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M.B.
Aug 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
The prologue... sucked me right in. I wanted, no needed to know what brought on those feelings.

We're introduced to Catherine Brodie, a 20 year old girl who, while she loves her parents, is a little smothered by them. She's not allowed to have a boyfriend or go to parties where there are going to be boys and not adult supervision. It's these rules that set the tone of the story. If Catherine hadn't lied to her parents, she wouldn't have suffered immeasurable grief and completely withdrawn into he
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Kristen Anderson
Aug 17, 2016 rated it did not like it
I really struggled through this book. I don't even know where to start. The prologue was very promising and drew me in right away. And that might be the only good thing I have to say. After the prologue we are introduced to Catherine, a 20 year old who lives at home and attends university. She is not allowed to attend parties or date. She was naive to the extreme. This was where the first disconnect happened. It was like being in the head of a 16 year old, not 20 year. Plus, it was slow. At firs ...more
Alicia Huxtable
Aug 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Didn't see it coming

This book was not what I thought it would be from the title. It pleasantly surprised me and was quite a good read. The ending really had me sitting on the edge of my seat, but now I need the next in this series
Wytzia Raspe
Apr 03, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: love-story
Scanning NetGalley for new novels to read and review I noticed one with a beautiful cover. NetGalley qualified it as erotica but as my 18th birthday passed over 30 years ago that should not be a problem and the description sounded interesting: a young law student lies to her parents to attend a party and her parents and brother die as a result of that (it seemed). Every birthday after that she meets Alex somehow. And it is obvious people mean her harm.

To my surprise the book seemed to be a comin
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Shona
Jun 03, 2017 rated it it was ok
This was a slow moving, coming of age story of Catherine who had a over protective childhood.
Catherine's guarded life seems to be marred with sadness constantly until she realises she needs to disappear and reinvent herself, which comes after discovering her true sexuality.

I didn't enjoy the slow winding story of her life, it was too drawn out, and at the point the book gained momentum (and why I gave it two rather than one star) with her becoming professional, dominating and strong minded it en
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Emma Leigh
May 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hooked

While I found this story hard to get into at first but it was well worth persevering as once I did I was hooked. Are her brief encounters with Alex fated or just coincidence? Can't wait for the next book.
Tara Lewis
Oct 18, 2016 rated it did not like it
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Kim Pet
Aug 04, 2016 rated it it was ok
I had high hopes, but was disappointed. The story begins a bit slow- there's character build up and background, but awkward situations that are a bit strange (what 20 year old still has to ask parents to go out?!)
There're heart wrenching events and major life changes for Catherine, but I'm not completely feeling a connection with her, and by her 22nd birthday, I'm bored.
The story is shallow, there's not enough depth and connection either between the characters or the author and audience. It does
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Carla
Aug 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
I got this book for an honest review by the author and it was certainly an entertaining one. We get to follow Catherine through her accident filled life and watch as she transforms from daddy's little girl to a totally different kind of animal.
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My favourite part of the story was Alex's and Catherine's encounters, like clockwork they met the same day every year, and even if they didn't they were connected somehow.

This book tells us the story about how a per
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Deborah
Nov 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book has a much slower start than Grace Harper's other series and I did not enjoy this book as much.
The book starts with the family going out for a birthday meal but Catherine pleads to be allowed to go to a party instead. That night the family are killed in a car crash and she is unable to cope with the aftermath. She ends up in Edinburgh with her grandmother, a lawyer and they decide to claim against the hospital for negligence. This leads to a multitude of angry reprisals and a death thr
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Laura Morgan
Nov 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was kindly given an ARC of this book in return for an honest review.
As a fan of Grace, I enjoyed this book and really connected with Catherine and her story. I felt for her, as if she were real, and read her story with intrigue. The start had lots of emphasis on the pain and strength Catherine needed to muster in order to carry on with her life, but once she did, my did the storyline fly! There are some exciting scenes, intense and steamy just as you want them, and I am interested to carry on
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Amanda White
Jan 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
!!!!!!

This book is just frustrating I just wanted to scream lol . Poor Catherine she has got to be the unluckiest person on Earth. I was completely hooked , between wondering what horrible thing would happen next and wondering when Mr. Green Eyes would show up. I couldnt put this down! It took a while for the plot to show itself but the author did it in a way that makes you completely curious.
NiCoLeTa E.
Jun 16, 2016 marked it as to-read
***ARC kindly provided via NetGalley for the exchange of an honest review***
shannonbookishlife
Oct 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Received this book for review full review to come
Salisa
Jul 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
I thought this was a mystery, at first glance. Did not read the synopsis or anything.

Though this book is not a complete mystery. For me the question throughout the book was will she survive or What is gonna happen to her next?

That being said, the author did a pretty good job trying to keep me reading. And succeeded.

When I started reading, my expectation was that this book was a mystery however, It took some time to realize that the only mystery about this book was what was going to happen to h
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