Thank you to NetGalley and Harlequin TEEN for providing me with a free copy of this book.
Today The Disappearance of Sloane Sullivan by Gia Cribbs hits the shelves, and today is the day I tell you to get to the nearest bookstore and pick it up.
The story follows Sloane, a girl who has been in witness protection with her handler, Mark, for the last six years. Together that have been 19 different aliases and if this is to be Sloane’s last, she wants to make it count and finally go to college and begin to live her life… But then she sees Jason at school, her best friend from her original life, the plan goes out the window and Sloane scrambles to keep things together.
I loved this book. I was already so excited for it, but I loved it. The tension is amazing the whole way through, the characters are multi-dimensional, and I honestly had no idea where it was going until the reveal was already happening. The best part about Sloane, is that she has been trained in a lot of skills not typical of teenagers, but she also makes mistakes like normal people. She gets caught up in drama she doesn’t mean to get caught up in, she has regular worries about school and boys and friends. It’s very relatable.
The only issue I had was towards the end. The way the action builds with the tension and every reveal tries to one-up the previous one, it kinda feels like the “Mmm what’cha say” video from SNL. Not to mention, every time this comparison popped into my head I couldn’t stop laughing.
Regardless of that, this book is worth reading and I can’t wait to see more from Gia Cribbs.
Author: Gia Cribbs
Published: May 29 2017
Publisher: Harlequin TEEN
Synopsis: No one wants me to tell you about the disappearance of Sloane Sullivan.
Not the lawyers or the cops. Not her friends or family. Not even the boy who loved her more than anyone. And most certainly not the United States Marshals Service. You know, the people who run the witness protection program or, as it’s officially called, the Witness Security Program? Yeah, the WITSEC folks definitely don’t want me talking to you.
But I don’t care. I have to tell someone.
If I don’t, you’ll never know how completely wrong things can go. How a single decision can change everything. How, when it really comes down to it, you can’t trust anyone. Not even yourself. You have to understand, so it won’t happen to you next. Because you never know when the person sitting next to you isn’t who they claim to be…and because there are worse things than disappearing.