The Girls Who Disappeared

The Girls Who Disappeared

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Paperback Published on: 15/09/2022
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Synopsis

Three girls missing.
Twenty years ago: One rainy night, Olivia Rutherford is driving three friends home when a figure in the road causes her to swerve and crash. Regaining consciousness, she finds herself alone in the car - her friends have vanished.

They are never seen again.
Now: Journalist Jenna Halliday visits the close-knit community of Stafferbury to persuade Olivia to talk and solve the mystery of the girls' disappearance. But Olivia won't speak.

What happened? Is Olivia hiding something? Why are the people of Stafferbury so frightened? How many secrets can one small town hide?

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781405951180
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Weight: 280g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 128 x 26 mm

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The Girls Who Disappeared
A good read
The girls that disappeared was a good thriller that was well written it’s focus is a cold case from 20 years ago that a BBC journalist, Jenna, visits Wilts... READ MORE
Michelle  Heal
The Girls Who Disappeared
An inspired storyline
How can three young women have disappeared at the same time, from the same car crash on the spooky-sounding Devil's Corridor? The driver, Olivia, survived ... READ MORE
Nicola
The Girls Who Disappeared
Who can you trust!
A twisty turning mystery that keeps you guessing with no idea which characters you can trust. This novel is certainly a page turner and kept me up to the e... READ MORE
Jane Dolman
The Girls Who Disappeared
So atmospheric
3.5 rounded down In 1998 Olivia Rutherford is driving her three friends home from a night out, the weather is bad and she grows more tense as she drives ... READ MORE
Celia Short
The Girls Who Disappeared
Great page turner
Another wonderful page turner from Ms Douglas - she manages a complicated and twisty plot well without losing the reader enroute and the 2 plot lines come... READ MORE
jean
The Girls Who Disappeared
Didn’t quite live up to my expectations
3.5⭐️ I was excited to read this as I loved the couple at No 9. A group of friends were driving home in bad weather after a night out. Olivia was driving,... READ MORE
Lesley Lloyd
The Girls Who Disappeared
Fast paced mysterious thriller
20 year mystery is revisited when Jenna arrives in Stafferbury. An accident which happened in 1998 where three teenagers disappeared from the scene - how ... READ MORE
Lyd
The Girls Who Disappeared
Intriguing
Twenty years ago, teenager Olivia is driving with her three friends down Devils Corridor near Wiltshire, when there is a car accident. As Olivia swerved he... READ MORE
Michellle De Alwis
The Girls Who Disappeared
Intriguing mystery
This was an intriguing twenty year old mystery about three girls who vanished from the scene of a car crash which seriously injured driver Olivia. Journali... READ MORE
Sarah Goldthorpe
The Girls Who Disappeared
Totally recommend
In a rural Wiltshire town lies The Devil's Corridor. A road which has witnessed eerie happenings from unexplained deaths to the sounds of a child crying at... READ MORE
Julie Cooke
The Girls Who Disappeared
A masterful mystery
A twisty turning mystery that keeps you guessing with no idea which characters you can trust. This novel is certainly a page turner and kept me up to the e... READ MORE
Jane Dolman
The Girls Who Disappeared
Gripping
A spooky road called The Devil’s Corridor has had several eerie things happen over the years. One in particular was twenty years ago when a car crashed. Ol... READ MORE
MandyDB
The Girls Who Disappeared
Quite engrossing, although a bit silly
Twenty years ago, a car with four young women in it crashed on the way home from a night out. When the driver recovered consciousness, three of the four wo... READ MORE
kendrafortune
The Girls Who Disappeared
A Fast Paced Thriller
The Girls who disappeared is a gripping fast paced thriller which keeps the reader guessing ,a real page turner.Set in a place known as the Devils Corridor... READ MORE
Chrissie Mortimer
The Girls Who Disappeared
The Girls who Disappeared by Claire Douglas
The Girls Who Disappeared by Claire Douglas is a very complex psychological thriller, which has a fascinating storyline and intriguing characters. Jenna i... READ MORE
Christine Rennie
The Girls Who Disappeared
Showed So Much More Potential
In a rural Wiltshire town lies the Devil's Corridor. A road that has witnessed eerie happenings, from unexplained deaths to the sounds of a child crying at... READ MORE
Louise Wilson
The Girls Who Disappeared
Creepy
In a rural Wiltshire town, a car containing four young women crashed on the Devil’s Corridor, but when the crash was discovered, only Olivia was found. Twe... READ MORE
Ella - The Story Collector
The Girls Who Disappeared
A well written, eerie, ghostly mystery
Gosh! I thoroughly enjoyed this interesting, eerie tale about a BBC journalist who travels to a village to make a podcast about a strange car accident tha... READ MORE
Sharon Adair
The Girls Who Disappeared
The Girls Who Disappeared
Twenty years ago Olivia is driving herself and her three friends home after a night out. She swerves to avoid a person in the road... a while later she wak... READ MORE
Ashrae
The Girls Who Disappeared
It kept me guessing!
Twenty years ago, four girls were involved in a car accident. When help arrives there is only one girl in the car. What has happened to the other three? In... READ MORE
MoziDogReads
The Girls Who Disappeared
A fast-paced, thought provoking mystery.
Got to love a good mystery and a 20 year old mystery is definitely a good mystery. The story is told by two main narrators, Jenna, a newly separated jo... READ MORE
Sarah C
The Girls Who Disappeared
Atmospheric
Twenty years ago Olivia Rutherford Along with her three friends were coming home from a night out. She was the designated driver.. It was a nasty stormy n... READ MORE
Maggie Macdonald
The Girls Who Disappeared
Tense and Gripping Story of 3 Girls
Wow what a page turner from the start full of twists and turns and love the characters. It starts 20 years ago with Olivia Rutherford driving three friends... READ MORE
Debt
The Girls Who Disappeared
An engaging mystery
Twenty years is a long time for three girls to be missing for. Four girls travelling in a car which went out of control, only one was found. It was this my... READ MORE
the moving finger writes
The Girls Who Disappeared
Interesting premise, interesting twists
Journalist Jenna Halliday is still reeling from Gavins need to take a break from their marriage, but she’s not going to let that stop her from making the m... READ MORE
Gee Wood
The Girls Who Disappeared
Thrilling
Very thrilling book about Olivia who has a car accident with her three friends when she comes round she finds that her friends are not with her they have d... READ MORE
Sandie McCormack
The Girls Who Disappeared
Gripping mystery with twists you don’t see coming
20 year mystery is revisited when Jenna arrives in Stafferbury. An accident which happened in 1998 where three teenagers disappeared from the scene - how ... READ MORE
Lyd
The Girls Who Disappeared
A fast paced thriller
Claire Douglas you are just amazing with your wonderful books. Not one of them has disappointed and this one is just brilliant too. A fast paced psycholog... READ MORE
Lorraine Joad
The Girls Who Disappeared
Highly recommended
It's a well plotted, gripping, and twisty story that kept me hooked on the edge. There's an eery atmosphere, a sense of supernatural and a pinch of folk ho... READ MORE
AMG
The Girls Who Disappeared
A well written, ghostly, mystery.
Gosh! I thoroughly enjoyed this interesting, eerie tale about a BBC journalist who travels to a village to make a podcast about a strange car accident tha... READ MORE
Sharon Adair
The Girls Who Disappeared
A Cracking Read
In Autumn 1998 Olivia Rutherford is driving back from a night out with her three friends, Sally, Tamzin and Katie. The rain is lashing down and she crashes... READ MORE
Bridget East
The Girls Who Disappeared
Bit complex for me!
This story got off to an intriguing start and I thought I was in for a fabulous read. I was enthralled with the dual timelines (although I was very confus... READ MORE
Carole Kendal
The Girls Who Disappeared
Clever, twisty thriller
Claire Douglas is an incredible storyteller with a wonderful imagination that gradually unfurls within the pages of this brilliant thriller. Jenna is a jou... READ MORE
Pauline Cooper
The Girls Who Disappeared
A brilliant character study with razor sharp writing
The Girls Who Disappeared is a story crafted by the Queen of the unfathomable twist. It’s like an itch you can’t quite reach, a brilliant character study w... READ MORE
Yvonne Miller
The Girls Who Disappeared
Just OK
This story got off to an intriguing start and I thought I was in for a fabulous read. I was enthralled with the dual timelines (although I was very confus... READ MORE
Carole Kendal
The Girls Who Disappeared
The Girls who Disappeared
⭐️ 4.5 ⭐️ The Girls Who Disappeared is well-written, with bite-size chapters that kept me invested in the story from start to finish. The characters are ... READ MORE
Dee
The Girls Who Disappeared
Predictable and somewhat far fetched
This is a crime thriller mystery set in England, following a journalist who is creating a podcast centering a cold case of the mysterious disappearance of ... READ MORE
Laura Wile
The Girls Who Disappeared
Brilliant read
This books brilliant. It has you hooked right from the beginning with two very compelling leading ladies. Both Jenna and Olivia are very well written, i... READ MORE
Lynne Packer
The Girls Who Disappeared
Crime thriller set in WILTSHIRE
The author has crafted a potent opening. It is the middle of the night. A man is standing in the middle of The Devil’s Corridor, a road that bisects a dens... READ MORE
TripFiction
The Girls Who Disappeared
Sorry, not for me
At the beginning of the book I was grabbed by the story line and I settled in for a right good read. Sadly it turned out to be a so-so book for me which w... READ MORE
Carole Kendal
The Girls Who Disappeared
Great Crime Read!
Thank you to the publishers for this review copy, I loved it! This is a well written gripping crime thriller which I am very happy to recommend on to other... READ MORE
Fiona Sharp
The Girls Who Disappeared
It wasn’t for me
The Girls Who Disappeared, is ,unsurprisingly, about 3 young women who vanish after a night out with their friend Olivia. The car crashes on a deserted roa... READ MORE
Jennifer James
The Girls Who Disappeared
A haunting thriller with a dark plot!
In the town of Stafferbury there’s a road named by the locals as Devil’s Corridor that they say is haunted. It’s November 1998 and Olivia is driving home ... READ MORE
Joan Clapham
The Girls Who Disappeared
Dutchess Kay
I liked reading this book very interesting, I definitely did get a bit lost but in the end it all came together a good light thriller nothing too intense ... READ MORE
Dutchess kay
The Girls Who Disappeared
No words apart from…fantastic!
Wow…what an amazing thriller! The twists and unexpected turns allow you to sink deeper into the minds of Jenna and Olivia, allowing you to feel as if it is... READ MORE
Joseph  Illingworth
The Girls Who Disappeared
Summer romances didn't make the cut
This was an Amazon purchase I made back in May and I remember thinking “I can save that for the Autumnal Months”. Didn’t think I’d be reading it during Aug... READ MORE
Hannah Marie Brankley