The Reappearance of Rachel Price

Holly Jackson

YA Mystery Thriller

A new true-crime fueled mystery thriller about a girl determined to uncover the shocking truth about her missing mother while filming a documentary on the unsolved case.

Lights. Camera. Lies.

18-year-old Bel has lived her whole life in the shadow of her mom’s mysterious disappearance. Sixteen years ago, Rachel Price vanished and young Bel was the only witness, but she has no memory of it. Rachel is gone, long presumed dead, and Bel wishes everyone would just move on.

But the case is dragged up from the past when the Price family agree to a true crime documentary. Bel can’t wait for filming to end, for life to go back to normal. And then the impossible happens. Rachel Price reappears, and life will never be normal again.

Rachel has an unbelievable story about what happened to her. Unbelievable, because Bel isn’t sure it’s real. If Rachel is lying, then where has she been all this time? And – could she be dangerous? With the cameras still rolling, Bel must uncover the truth about her mother, and find out why Rachel Price really came back from the dead . . .

From world-renowned author Holly Jackson comes a mind-blowing masterpiece about one girl’s search for the truth, and the terror in finding out who your family really is.

-Excerpt taken from Goodreads.

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My Opinion

5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5) A documentary crew is interviewing Bel and her family about the disappearance of her mother 16 years prior. Then, miraculously, her mother appears.

Right from the start the mystery is introduced and my intrigue is sparked. How does this woman return after 16 years and where was she? I had to know! Then when Bel starts doubting her, it’s easy to question everything that has happened.

Initially I felt the story was getting too long. However, that quickly changed when twist after twist happened and I couldn’t get enough. It was mapped out perfectly and every little detail made me more immersed than before. The book carried my attention throughout and made me want to look into this author’s books (how have I not read her before?) Those that love many twists and turns that are expertly plotted will love the suspense of this one!

AUDIO REVIEW: Sophie Amoss did an incredible job. There were great fluctuations in her voice which accentuated the lies and questions and more. I’ve found a new favorite narrator!

General content summary: F words= 20+

Missing woman (mother)

Cigarettes (teens)

Kidnapping (brief, previous)

Parental death (previous, cancer, no details)


Alcohol (some underage)

Missing man 

M/F kiss

Disposal of bodies 

Physical violence (fighting, broken nose, blood)

Dementia (elderly person)

Murder (previous, few details)

Captivity (some details)

Axe threat 

Fall from large height 

Sedation (unwillingly given)

Thank you to PRH Audio for the copy!

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