25 November 2022

The Disappeared


By Sibel Hodge


Dr Mason Palmer is working in Africa for humanitarian organisation Health International when his light aircraft crashes, killing everyone on board. Ten months later his widow Nicole receives an envelope in the post containing a photo of Mason holding a newspaper published two days earlier. How is it possible?

Now convinced he must miraculously be alive, Nicole sets out to uncover the truth. What she discovers is a global conspiracy with powerful people who will stop at nothing to keep their secret hidden.

The Disappeared took a direction I really wasn't expecting but enjoyed nonetheless. The humanitarian aspect certainly made for powerful reading. Based on real events happening in the world today, it's both shocking and enlightening. With plenty of unexpected twists and turns, the plot is an exciting game of cat and mouse. However, I'm just not totally convinced the political angle was for me.         


  • Paperback: 310 pages
  • Publisher: Bloodhound Books
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Author: Sibel Hodge
  • Genre: Thriller


On a routine flight from Africa to England, Dr. Mason Palmer is tragically killed when the light aircraft he's traveling on crashes and disappears in dense bushland.

Ten months later, Nicole Palmer is still trying to block out the grief of her husband's sudden death. Until one morning she receives a photo of Mason through the post, along with a cryptic message. A message only he could've written.

But when Nicole tries to find out if Mason is really alive and what actually happened to him in Africa, everyone she turns to for answers ends up dead.

Determined to find the truth, Nicole uncovers a conspiracy that spans the globe, and discovers there are powerful people who are prepared to kill to keep her silent.

Who's lying? Who's watching Nicole? And can she expose their murky secrets before they catch up with her?

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