Tuesday, January 26, 2021

01.26.2020 IF I DISAPPEAR By Eliza Jane Brazier BLOG BLITZ #berkleypub #berkleypartner

 


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Sure to hook fans of Gillian Flynn’s female driven suspense and the eerily obsessive second person narration of Caroline Kepnes’s You, IF I DISAPPEAR (Berkley Hardcover; January 26, 2021) by Eliza Jane Brazier is a voice-driven page-turner that won’t let you go, even after you’ve binged the entire story.

Fueled by an unsettling parasocial relationship between podcast listener and beloved true crime podcast host, IF I DISAPPEAR explores feminist discussion surrounding true crime stories and the pursuit of women to empower themselves from becoming victims in a world that wants them to disappear.




Advance Praise for IF I DISAPPEAR



“The writing is lean, the story is fascinating, and you won't guess where this one is going. A slick, smart thriller you don't want to miss.”—Samantha Downing, USA Today bestselling author of My Lovely Wife



“Every page is packed with feral tension. Fans of true crime podcasts will love the chilling tale Brazier has woven. I won't sleep for days.”—Stephanie Wrobel, author of Darling Rose Gold



“Blending the true crime compulsion of Michelle McNamara’s I’ll Be Gone in the Dark with the immersive creepy-craziness of Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects, Brazier creates a heady, pitch-dark cocktail all her own.”—Publishers Weekly



“A disquieting and distinctly creepy debut.”—Kirkus Reviews



“Sleek, exciting, and twisty.”—Rene Denfeld, author of The Child Finder



“A propulsive thrill ride full of surprises right through the firecracker ending.”—Lisa Unger, author of The Stranger Inside





About IF I DISAPPEAR

When her favorite true crime podcast host goes missing, an adrift young woman sets out to investigate and plunges headfirst into the wild backcountry of Northern California and her own dangerous obsession.

Sera loves true crime podcasts. They give her a sense of control in a world where women just like her disappear daily. She's sure they are preparing her for something. So when Rachel, her favorite podcast host, goes missing, Sera knows it's time to act. Rachel has always taught her to trust her instincts.

Sera follows the clues hidden in the episodes to an isolated ranch outside Rachel's small hometown to begin her search. She's convinced her investigation will make Rachel so proud. But the more Sera digs into this unfamiliar world, the more off things start to feel. Because Rachel is not the first woman to vanish from the ranch, and she won't be the last...

Rachel did try to warn her.


MY REVIEW:


A True Crime Podcaster goes missing
A fan goes out to search
What do you get... a witty and twisty thriller


If I Disappeared is a unique read - a debut author with an amazing voice that makes this book bingeable, addictive and unputdownable. I found it entertaining and to hear that this may be developed for television sounds fascinating.


Rachel is the host of a true crime pod cast called Murder She Spoke when she suddenly stops posting and goes missing. One of her fans, Sera whose life is adrift, takes it upon herself to get in the middle of this story by going up to Rachel's ranch in Northern California and start an investigation on her own. Armed with the tools from listening to Rachel's true crime podcast, Sera embarks on a mystery meeting some shady characters along the way.


This was a fantastic read I enjoyed and for thriller fans, don't miss this one.



AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT

Eliza Jane Brazier is an author, screenwriter, and journalist. This is her adult debut. She currently lives in Los Angeles, where she is developing If I Disappeared for television.



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