Thank you to TLC Book Tours for having me as a part of the official blog tour for And Then She Vanished by, Nick Jones. I had a great time with this book and am very excited to share it with you.
He only looked away for a second.
Still haunted by the disappearance of his little sister Amy over twenty years ago, Joseph Bridgeman’s life has fallen apart. When a friend talks him into seeing hypnotherapist Alexia Finch to help with his insomnia, Joseph accidentally discovers he can time travel. His first trip only takes him back a few minutes, but his new-found ability gives him something he hasn’t felt for the longest time: hope.
Joseph sets out to travel back to the night Amy went missing and save her. But after several failed attempts, he discovers the farther back he travels, the less time he gets to stay there. And the clock is ticking.
With the help of Alexia, Joseph embarks on a desperate race against the past to save his sister. Can he master his new skill and solve the mystery of Amy’s disappearance before it’s too late?
Nick Jones was born in Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire, and now lives in the Cotswolds, England. In a previous life, he ran his own media company and was a 2nd Dan black belt in Karate. These days he can be found in his writing room, working on his latest mind-bending ideas, surrounded by notes and scribbling on a large white board. He loves movies, kindness, gin, and vinyl.
I am a big believer in hypnotherapy. In fact, I mediate each night before I go to bed as my own form of self-hypnosis. However, I am disappointed to report that not once have I been able to time travel after a mediation session. This is not the case for Joseph Bridgeman, the main character in And Then She Vanished. Joseph discovers that he has the ability to time travel and decides to use it to go back in time and save his little sister who went missing many decades ago.
This book sucked me in right away. Joseph is sad but very likeable. I’m going to show my age a little bit here, but he reminds me Christopher Reeve’s character, Richard Collier, from the classic movie “Somewhere in Time” but without the romance angle. Richard had a determination to go back in time and had to try and figure out how to do it. Of course he succeeds and finds the love of his life. Will Joseph succeed and find his sister?
I am very glad that this book is the first in a series because I am not ready to say goodbye to Joseph. And the way the book ends… Well, let’s just say Joseph seems to have quite a story ahead of him. And Then She Vanished feels like an origin story for Joseph and I can’t wait to see where he goes!
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