The Reappearance of Rachel Price The Reappearance of Rachel Price

The Reappearance of Rachel Price

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Publisher Description

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of the multimillion-copy bestselling A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder series and Five Survive comes a gripping mystery thriller following one teen’s search for the truth about her mother’s shocking disappearance—and even more shocking reappearance—during the filming of a true crime documentary.

Lights. Camera. Lies.   

Eighteen-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 dredged up from the past when the Price family agrees 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.

Young Adult
April 2
Random House Children's Books
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

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I loved this book so much. It kept me on my toes until the very last page. I also loved a good girl guide to murder, so I’m glad this book lived up to my expectations. I love when you have so many theories for a book and one you never thought of is how it ends. If you love family mysteries, read this book!!!!

maytrevino ,


Wow 10/10, it started off a bit slow and picked up really quick! It was amazing!

kaykaybean13 ,


I couldn’t put this down once I began reading it. The twisty turns and dramatic reveals throughout this story were absolutely brilliant. I really couldn’t figure out who the antagonist character was and who’d been the one who’d taken 16 years of Bel’s life from her with her mother’s disappearance. Bel began the documentary with her father, who had initially been arrested and jailed for the disappearance of her mother but was released 7 months later due to circumstantial evidence being so minutiae and his alibi was convincing. While he and Bel begin the documentary together, there’s nothing in it that will surprise her as she has poured over the evidence and all the police reports leaving her just as stumped as the professional detectives. When the family members gather for a group recording of their individual testimony and reactions to old video footage of her mom and of Bel and her baby cousin Carter right before her mom had gone and some time afterwards. Bel can see how happy her mom is with her, a mom who is cooing and protective and loving to her, she can’t quite accept that her mom left on her volition she had to have met foul play of some kind, no matter what others may believe. Her father claims her mom wasn’t herself in the months leading up to the day she vanished and left her car on adrift in a snow bank with the heat running and 2 yo Bel in backseat. She was found by a neighbor and police were called. She had never seen her mother again and had since been terrified of the back seats. At age 12, her dad had run into Taco Bell for them after celebrating her bday at six flags and she’d wet her pants and become absolutely hysterical. Her dad says he gone for 15-20 mins tops but she swears it felt like hours and hours.
A reappearance of a crucial person has left bel with more questions than answers and resurfaces memories she’d thought she’d lost. She recruits one of the videographers from from the doc team to set out an do some of her investigative digging and she finds some staggering, life altering information that leaves her profoundly changed and her life forever impacted by the events surrounding her moms fateful last day with her 16 yrs before and the disturbing truth of who took her mom, where she was for 16 years and how she’d made her way back to the family especially at such an opportune time- during a highly paid documentary about her missing years from her daughter and husband. Just when I thought I’d figured it out, this cleverly written plot turns itself upside down and comes at you sideways leaving you legitimately shell shocked at the despicable horrific trauma that was inflicted upon her mom and their entire family and the main character behind it is perhaps the biggest betrayal of Bel’s life. She lost a lot during the truth finding mission she’d set out to complete but yet she’d gained two most extraordinarily valuable additions to her life and her story. It is only because of these 2 figures that Bel was able to move on forward with a newfound confidence and graciousness that prior to this project she wouldn’t have ever suspected nor known what life with these attributes are. It may have taken nearly 2 decades, but Bel and her small enclosed circle of her family she’s chosen to keep in her life was far worth the confessions, truth revelations and facing the harsh realities she was forced to endure and face head on.
A captivating and heart wrenching story that has complex characters and entwined connections between the most unexpected of characters and their engagements within this story over 16 years.

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