September 28, 2017

The Disappearance: Book launch (Hamilton, ON)

Join best-selling author

Gillian Chan

author of middle-grade and young adult
historical fiction, short stories and more

for the launch of her newest young adult book

The Disappearance
Written by Gillian Chan
Annick Press
208 pp.
Ages 12+
September 2017


  Saturday, October 7, 2017

1:30 p.m.


The Reading Room
Bryan Prince Bookseller
1060 King Street West
Hamilton, ON

I hope to review this book before the launch (thanks Annick Press for the review copy!) but, until it is posted, here is the publisher's take on what is sure to be a superbly suspenseful read:

A fast-paced, gritty mystery with a supernatural twist.

Jacob Mueller and Mike McCallum couldn’t be more different. After mystifying doctors, who finally decide that he is an elective mute, Jacob ends up in a juvenile group home, isolated, withdrawn, and bullied. Mike, also in the group home, is scarred physically and emotionally after the murder of his younger brother. He uses his horrific appearance, imposing size, sharp intelligence, and a calculated brutality to keep everyone at bay—until he encounters Jacob. Mike is fascinated by Jacob, particularly the way in which he seems able to shut out the world around him. This fascination becomes tinged with a mixture of awe and horror when Jacob starts to talk, and appears to have knowledge of Mike’s past, particularly of his dead brother. Mike takes it upon himself to solve the puzzle that is Jacob Mueller, and when he comes to the impossible conclusion that Jacob is from another time, he makes it his mission to return him home.
Retrieved from on September 28, 2017.

The lovely Gillian Chan promises
• a reading
• talk of books
• refreshments
• book sales and signing
• learning who disappeared and why.

Will you be there?

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