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The Disappearance of Catherine Brodie

3.54  ·  Rating details ·  28 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
Catherine Brodie has a happy life in Brighton, she has friends, a secret boyfriend and almost at the end of her law degree.

However, everything changes when she reaches her twentieth birthday.

She tells a white lie to get out of a family dinner to celebrate her birthday and sneaks off to a party. The repercussions upend her secure and stable life. Two weeks later, she atten
Paperback, First, 280 pages
Published November 3rd 2015 by GAVON Publishing
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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
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 If Catherine hadn't lied to her parents, she wouldn't have suffered immeasurable grief and completely withdrawn into he
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
Brittany Filopanti
I was sent this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I chose this book, solely on the cover and title. I have to say, I was rather disappointed for the first 70% of the book. We went from these 20 year old girls talking and acting like they were 12 and being virgins to a 24 year old Catherine/Erin partaking in BDSM and having a rather promiscuous lifestyle. This was not what I was expecting. I was disappointed that there was not as much of a thriller aspect as I was lead to belie
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
Emma Leigh
May 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

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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British author who loves to write about strong women and handsome men. She writes steamy romance novels that will warm your heart.

Writer of the Brodie Saga and the Geary Series, Grace immerses you in stories of love, or rather, love's pursuit to bring together two people who were meant for each other. It's not always quick or easy but it will happen eventually.

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