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March 28, 2016



Hattie’s summer isn’t going as planned. Her two best friends have abandoned her: Reuben’s run off to Europe to “find himself” and Kat’s in Edinburgh with her new girlfriend. Meanwhile Hattie is stuck babysitting her twin siblings and dealing with endless drama around her mum’s wedding. Oh, and she’s also just discovered that she’s pregnant with Reuben’s baby… 
Then Gloria, Hattie’s great-aunt who no one knew even existed comes crashing into her life. Gloria’s fiercely independent, rather too fond of a gin sling and is in the early stages of dementia. Together the two of them set out on a road trip of self discovery Gloria to finally confront the secrets of her past before they are wiped from her memory forever and Hattie to face the hard choices that will determined the future.

I really loved reading this book. Clare Furniss is an outstanding author building truly amazing characters, with an incredible story line. I just couldn’t put this book down. I read this all night until I had finished. I loved reading about the relationship, Hattie with her great-aunt Gloria, who no one knew existed, who now has early stages of dementia. Hattie finds herself pregnant by Ruben, and in her mind she is set to have an abortion. Hattie tells her aunt Gloria her secret about being pregnant. Gloria has secrets of her own that she shares with Hattie. I highly recommend How Not To Disappear as it is one of those books that is a must read.
Published by Simon & Schuster
Pages 405
This book can bought on book depository with free postage using the the link on the right.

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  1. This sounds like such a good read, I do enjoy books where two generations mix and trade secrets

  2. I know you will enjoy reading it

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