Le livre phénomène aux USA !
Nina gagne sa vie en escroquant la jeunesse dorée de Los Angeles qu'elle traque sur les réseaux sociaux. C'est une vieille histoire... Enfant, elle a déjà vu sa mère se débrouiller pour lui donner une vie digne de ce nom en se jouant allègrement de la légalité. Aujourd'hui, Nina est prête à tout pour sauver sa mère gravement malade, même à tenter le coup le plus audacieux, le plus dangereux de sa carrière...
Vanessa est une jeune héritière, au compte en banque illimité, qui rêve de laisser son empreinte sur le monde, de faire de grandes choses. Pour l'heure, elle se contente d'être influenceuse sur Instagram. Mais derrière la façade plaquée or, sa vie est émaillée de drames...
C'est au bord du lac Tahoe, dans une somptueuse villa, que Nina et Vanessa se rencontrent. Mais qui sait si leurs chemins ne se sont pas déjà croisés ? Désir, duplicité et vengeance... Qui ment, qui tire les fils de l'incroyable jeu de tromperie et de destruction qui s'installe entre les deux femmes ? Une seule certitude : c'est une question de survie.
Ce thriller implacable, au suspense à couper le souffle, a été un grand succès aux États-Unis. Construit de manière diabolique, il joue avec brio de notre addiction aux réseaux sociaux.
Life is beautiful for Claudia and Jeremy. They are a young, bohemian couple whose hard work in both the film and music world is finally paying off. Claudia's first film is in the can and Jeremy and his band are going places. Now seems like the perfect time to settle down and buy a house.But this is summer 2008, and the credit crunch is round the corner. In a matter of weeks Claudia's film becomes a box-office flop, Jeremy's band stalls and - worst of all - they find themselves unable to pay the mortgage, with the bank threatening repossession. The life they've been dreaming of comes tumbling down around them. Claudia takes a teaching job in attempt to placate the bank, and suddenly everything their relationship has been built on looks precarious. Jeremy sees her 'selling out' as a betrayal of their bohemian values, and when his glamorous ex-girlfriend Aoki, a famous painter, returns to LA, Claudia starts to realise that her relationship is in danger of disintegrating unless she does something to save it...
Janice Miller knows this: she loves her husband, her two spirited daughters and the beautiful home in which she has raised her family. But what she doesn't know is how to stay afloat when a devastating discovery tears that familiar world apart. It is only once the damage has been done that she finally realises how distant her daughters have become - and that schoolgirl Lizzie and 28-year-old Margaret now have dark secrets of their own. After years of following separate lives, they are reluctantly drawn back together under the same roof.It's the outside world that has unravelled their dreams, but what they all fear most now is each other. Yet it's there, in the family home, that they are forced to confront their crises - and where, slowly, each of them begins to heal.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The disappearance of a beautiful, charismatic mother leaves her family to piece together her secrets in this propulsive novel for fans of Big Little Lies--from the bestselling author of All We Ever Wanted Was Everything.
“Watch Me Disappear is just as riveting as Gone Girl.”--San Francisco Chronicle
Who you want people to be makes you blind to who they really are.
It’s been a year since Billie Flanagan--a Berkeley mom with an enviable life--went on a solo hike in Desolation Wilderness and vanished from the trail. Her body was never found, just a shattered cellphone and a solitary hiking boot. Her husband and teenage daughter have been coping with Billie’s death the best they can: Jonathan drinks as he works on a loving memoir about his marriage; Olive grows remote, from both her father and her friends at the all-girls school she attends.
But then Olive starts having strange visions of her mother, still alive. Jonathan worries about Olive’s emotional stability, until he starts unearthing secrets from Billie’s past that bring into question everything he thought he understood about his wife. Who was the woman he knew as Billie Flanagan?
Together, Olive and Jonathan embark on a quest for the truth--about Billie, but also about themselves, learning, in the process, about all the ways that love can distort what we choose to see. Janelle Brown’s insights into the dynamics of intimate relationships will make you question the stories you tell yourself about the people you love, while her nervy storytelling will keep you guessing until the very last page.
Praise for Watch Me Disappear
“Watch Me Disappear is a surprising and compelling read. Like the best novels, it takes the reader somewhere she wouldn’t otherwise allow herself to go. . . . It’s strongest in the places that matter most: in the believability of its characters and the irresistibility of its plot.”--Chicago Tribune
“Janelle Brown’s third family drama delivers an incisive and emotional view of how grief and recovery from loss can seep into each aspect of a person’s life. . . . Brown imbues realism in each character, whose complicated emotions fuel the suspenseful story.”--Associated Press
“When a Berkeley mother vanishes and is declared dead, her daughter is convinced she’s alive in Janelle Brown’s thriller, calling to mind Big Little Lies and Gone Girl.”--Variety
One day she disappeared. No one has seen her since.Emotional, gripping and thought-provoking, Janelle Brown's WATCH ME DISAPPEAR is a New York Times bestseller that asks 'how well do we really know the people we love the most?'. WATCH ME DISAPPEAR is perfect for fans of BIG LITTLE LIES and THE MARRIAGE PACT with a family at the very heart of the story. 'Tantalizing and twisty . . . a spider's web of a novel . . . You won't be able to put it down' Megan Abbott'Clever and compelling' Lisa GardnerBeautiful and charismatic Billie lives with her husband Jonathan and their daughter Olive. Everything about her is flawless, enviable. She has the perfect life.
But one day she disappears . . . The police think she's dead. But what if the truth is even worse? A year after her disappearance, Billie still hasn't been found. Her daughter Olive, however, is convinced she's alive. Desperate to piece his family back together, Jonathan wants to help his heartbroken daughter in any way he can. Together they look for the truth and begin to examine Billie's past - for answers, for closure, and with the underlying hope they will bring her home.But their search unearths her darkest secrets and only raises more questions: Who was Billie Flanagan? And how well do we really know the people we love the most?WATCH ME DISAPPEAR is a tense and captivating novel about family, love and betrayal. _______________________________________________Readers love WATCH ME DISAPPEAR
'Just as riveting as Gone Girl' San Francisco Chronicle'This ricocheting tale reveals that even in the closest families, how little we know of the ones we love, and how our own secrets are often the hardest to bear, can cost us dearly in the end' Lisa Gardner'A riveting, seductive read about the secret, protected places within even the most intimate relationships . . . I loved it' Sara Gruen'A twisty, involving mystery' People'Brown imbues realism in each character, whose complicated emotions fuel the suspenseful story' Associated Press'Brown's novel is more than just a page-turning suspense story. It's a gripping family drama that focuses on the choices we make and the ties that bind us to the ones we love' Publishers Weekly
'This brilliantly layered novel is full of twists and turns, tender and biting and vibrant' Booklist