Title: Now You See Me
Author: Emma haughton
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Source: Purchased from Kindle Store
Buy it: Here
When Danny goes missing at the age of thirteen, he leaves his family devastated and his once-best-friend, Hannah, questioning what went wrong. Finding Danny becomes an obsession for his mother, and the constant nagging in the back of Hannah's mind. Until one day, the call comes; Danny is found. Everyone is over the moon, so why isn't Hannah?
Now You See Me is a great novel of mystery and obsession - of the will to believe triumphing over the facts in front of you.
I was gripped to the dark elements of Now You See Me - the unexplained disappearance, the volatile mood swings of Danny's fraught mother, the obvious tension between Hannah's family and Danny's... They all mounted into a tense and thrilling novel - with a very creepy reveal! (apparently Now You See Me is based n a true story?!)
I did find the story took a while to fully get into - I found the first chapter didn't quite match the feel of the rest of the book, in that it when it introduced Hannah I thought she was much younger than she turned out to be! I also felt some parts of the novel were rushed and a tiny bit contrived, though this had no effect on my enjoyment as they happen very late on and I was engrossed by that point!
I think Now You See Me is a worthy YA equivalent to something like Gone Girl. Creepy and well portrayed.
Now You See Me is a great YA thriller with a dark and unexpected twist. I loved that the ending left just enough open to interpretation but still wrapped everything up succinctly. Mostly I liked the mounting sense of unease and that something "isn't quite right".