Blog Tour & Giveaway: How To Disappear by Ann Redisch Stampler

Title: How To Disappear
Author: Ann Redisch Stampler
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: June 14th, 2015
Pages: 416
Source: Publisher
Format: Paperback ARC
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Fiction, Mysteries and Thrillers


This electric cross-country thriller follows the game of cat and mouse between a girl on the run from a murder she witnessed—or committed?—and the boy who’s sent to kill her.
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.

How to Disappear is the first book that I read of author Ann Redisch Stampler. The cover pulled me in immediately. The synopsis had me intrigued right away. I received a physical copy of the book and fell in love with it even more. And then, there is the first sentence of the prologue “There is a body in the woods”. Right after reading the very first sentence I thought to myself “What am I getting myself into?!?” I knew right away I was in for a delicious read!

How To Disappear is fast paced and packed with unexpected twists and turns. One minute you are smooth sailing and the next minute your sailboat is taking in water at a rushing speed! I found myself not wanting to put the book down. The few times I had to put the book down all I wanted to do was pick it back up. I stayed up a couple of nights reading until my eyes betrayed me and closed by themselves!

The story is told from dual POV which makes this book outstanding! From the very first page you are hooked. One POV belongs to protagonist Nicolette who is absolutely badass!!! She exceeded all of my expectations for a female lead. I have to say, she is one the best female leads I’ve encountered in a while. The other POV belongs to Jack...who is “good boy” with a bad reputation. The plot thickens between these two as a game of cat and mouse develops. The chapters are short and they interchange between the characters which makes the story flow beautifully. I don’t want to give out here is the bottom line. If you enjoy mysteries, thrillers and fast paced action then you need to read How To Disappear. It is that simple!

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.

Tour Schedule:

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

Friday, June 17th:
· Such a Novel Idea – Review
· Curling Up With A Good Book – Author Interview

Saturday, June 18th:
· 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:
· In a Bookish World – Excerpt

Monday, June 27th:
· Movies, Shows & Books – Review
· Wishful Endings – Character Interview


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