book review

Rules For Vanishing | Kate Alice Marshall

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Once a year, the path appears in the forest and Lucy Gallows beckons. Who is brave enough to find her–and who won’t make it out of the woods?

It’s been exactly one year since Sara’s sister, Becca, disappeared, and high school life has far from settled back to normal. With her sister gone, Sara doesn’t know whether her former friends no longer like her…or are scared of her, and the days of eating alone at lunch have started to blend together. When a mysterious text message invites Sara and her estranged friends to “play the game” and find local ghost legend Lucy Gallows, Sara is sure this is the only way to find Becca–before she’s lost forever. And even though she’s hardly spoken with them for a year, Sara finds herself deep in the darkness of the forest, her friends–and their cameras–following her down the path. Together, they will have to draw on all of their strengths to survive. The road is rarely forgiving, and no one will be the same on the other side.


Do you want to know where Lucy went?


Follow the road.


I followed the road from beginning to end in a day with this and honestly, it was such a creepy, thrilling and amazing read.

We follow Sara as she follows the road to help find her sister Becca, who disappeared, along with the urban legend story that is Lucy Gallows.

Through interviews, evidence and playbacks we find out what happens when they follow the road, and the horror that lies within.


For some one who doesn’t mind a bit of thriller/horror reads I really enjoyed this, but if you aren’t such a fan maybe read it during the day.

I don’t know what it was with this book, but I just never wanted to stop reading. The writing itself and the way that the book was set up, kept you wanting more while slowly putting everything together.


Now,THE ENDING. I know I’m not the only one but why?! I was flipping the next page thinking there had to be something else. I hope there is a sequel or something, cause I just need to know what happened next.

Overall, a thrilling creepy read which I think would be perfect to add to anyone TBR pile this October and spooky season, and remember, two by two, and never leave the road.

A huge thank you to Georgie at Walker Books Aus for sending me a copy!!

Rules for Vanishing is released tomorrow, October 1st!


Until next time,


Happy reading!


Lizz xx

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