Hey everyone! I’m really excited to be on the blog tour for How to Disappear by Ann Redisch (Simon Pulse, June 14, 2016). This book sounds AMAZING and I can’t wait to read it!!
Check out the excerpt below and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!
Nicolette Holland is the girl everyone likes. Up for adventure. Loyal to a fault. And she’s pretty sure she can get away with anything…until a young woman is brutally murdered in the woods near Nicolette’s house. Which is why she has to disappear.
Jack Manx has always been the stand-up guy with the killer last name. But straight A’s and athletic trophies can’t make people forget that his father was a hit man and his brother is doing time for armed assault. Just when Jack is about to graduate from his Las Vegas high school and head east for college, his brother pulls him into the family business with inescapable instructions: find this ruthless Nicolette Holland and get rid of her. Or else Jack and everyone he loves will pay the price.
As Nicolette and Jack race to outsmart each other, tensions—and attractions—run high. Told in alternating voices, this tightly plotted mystery and tense love story challenges our assumptions about right and wrong, guilt and innocence, truth and lies.
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Excerpt: Deleted Scene B
Author Note: This scene was an early attempt to capture Jack’s pure anger, expressed directly and through sarcasm, at the fact that his brother, Don, has blackmailed him to track and eliminate a girl who, in an earlier version of the story, was thought to have killed a Russian named Petrov, an orderly at the institution where she ended up.
I am trying to work up some enthusiasm for a gap year.
Because who the hell wants to go to college when he could ride around the country in his lowlife brother’s shitmobile Thunderbird, looking for a cute girl who cuts people’s throats?
Because my lowlife brother is in a corner, back to the wall, dead if he doesn’t do some thug he crossed a favor.
I want to punch him in the face and go “What the hell? Again? Why do you keep doing this?”
But I don’t want him dead.
Bringing us back to the killer girl, the crazy one who killed Ivan Petrov. I don’t care how weasly the guy was, he was becoming a nurse. Besides, I don’t like blood.
And my dad, the king of spilling blood, was fine with that.
Damn Don. Damn stupid Don.
I wake up and I’m sitting up in bed, skin cold to the touch but sweating. I am pummeled with memories I’d rather not have.
And now for the giveaway! ONE (1) winner will receive a $50.00 gift certificate for The Book Depository, Signed HOW TO DISAPPEAR bookmarks + a Nicolette’s disguise inspired Smashbox makeup kit. ***Giveaway is INTERNATIONAL***
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About the Author:
Ann Redisch Stampler is the author of the young adult novels Afterparty and Where It Began as well as half a dozen picture books. Her work has garnered an Aesop accolade, the National Jewish Book Award, Sydney Taylor honors, the Middle East Book Award, and Bank Street Best Books of the Year mentions. How to Disappear (Simon Pulse, 2016), her first young adult thriller, will be released in June. Ann lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband Rick.
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Tuesday, June 14th:
Book Briefs – Review
BookHounds YA – Author Interview
Wednesday, June 15th:
Ryley Reads – Review
Fiktshun – Review
Becky on Books – Excerpt
Thursday, June 16th:
Just Commonly – Review
Emily Reads Everything – Review
Friday, June 17th:
Such a Novel Idea – Review
Curling Up With A Good Book – Author Interview
Saturday, June 18th:
Here’s to Happy Endings – Review
My So-Called Book Reviews – Author Interview
Sunday, June 19th:
A Gingerly Review – Spotlight
Book Whales – Excerpt
Monday, June 20th:
A Dream Within A Dream – Review
Jessabella Reads – Character Interview
Tuesday, June 21st:
Owl Always Be Reading – Review
The Cover Contessa – Character Interview
Wednesday, June 22nd:
Dani Reviews Things – Author Interview
Fishing for Books – Review
Thursday, June 23rd:
Once Upon a Twilight – Author Interview
Classy Cat Books – Review
Friday, June 24th:
Star-Crossed Book Blog – Review
Lilians Book Stuff – Author Interview
Saturday, June 25th:
Pandora’s Books – Excerpt
Reese’s Reviews – Review
Sunday, June 26th:
The Phantom Paragrapher – Review
In a Bookish World – Excerpt
Monday, June 27th:
Movies, Shows & Books – Review
Wishful Endings – Character Interview
A Bookish Escape – Review