WoW: The Leaving by Tara Altebrando


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The Leaving

Tara Altebrando

June 7, 2016

Eleven years ago, six kindergartners went missing without a trace. After all that time, the people left behind moved on, or tried to.

Until today. Today five of those kids return. They’re sixteen, and they are . . . fine. Scarlett comes home and finds a mom she barely recognizes, and doesn’t really recognize the person she’s supposed to be, either. But she thinks she remembers Lucas. Lucas remembers Scarlett, too, except they’re entirely unable to recall where they’ve been or what happened to them. Neither of them remember the sixth victim, Max. He doesn’t come back. Everyone wants answers. Most of all Max’s sister Avery, who needs to find her brother–dead or alive–and isn’t buying this whole memory-loss story.

This unforgettable novel brims with rich characters, tense storytelling, and high stakes.


I’ve added a lot of mystery/thrillers to my TBR recently, especially books with plots like this.  I think what really draws me in is the cover.  It’s just so creepy with the fog and the broken swing.  Totally demands my attention in a subtle way.