The Disappeared

What would you do if reading the wrong book could get you arrested?

Clara is haunted by the disappearance of her father when she was 11-years-old.

When she was a child, her father was taken by the Authorisation Bureau for the crime of teaching banned books to his students.

Now Clara teaches at the same university, and her weapons are the banned books her father left behind. But she has started something dangerous, something that brings her to the attention of Major Jackson. The same man who arrested Clara's father. 

Will she be the next one to disappear?

About the author

Amy Lord is a writer, blogger and digital marketer from North East England. She won a Northern Writers’ Award in 2015 for The Disappeared and was also longlisted in the inaugural Bath Novel Award. 

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Why We Like It

  • "Provocative and prescient, The Disappeared is an unflinching tale of resistance in dark political times... this is a thought-provoking debut." - Caroline Ambrose, Founder of The Bath Novel Award
  • Winner of a Northern Writers’ Award
  • Longlisted for The Bath Novel Award

Amy Lord

Amy Lord is a writer, blogger and digital marketer from North East England. She has worked for a number of arts and cultural organisations, as well as spending time in the corporate world.

She won a Northern Writers’ Award in 2015 for The Disappeared and was also longlisted in the inaugural Bath Novel Award. An earlier manuscript saw her shortlisted for Route Publishing’s Young Yorkshire Author Award.

Amy is currently participating in a mentoring programme run by Writers’ Block NE, where she is working on a new novel.

She blogs about books, writing, travel and life in the North East at Ten Penny Dreams, which recently won Best Arts and Culture Blog in the Northern Blog Awards. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @tenpennydreams.

How it works

The book will be delivered in 10 instalments (or staves), one every day. The instalments are delivered to your Pigeonhole bookshelf on your IOS or Android app, plus you can read on our web reader. You will receive an email letting you know when each stave is available.

We believe that shared reading leads to new ideas and connections. That’s why we have a dynamic commenting system which allows in-text discussion between our readers. Post a comment and all your fellow readers will be able to respond. You can also choose to receive notifications (customise them here) when someone responds to your comment, or, additionally, whenever a comment is left in the book.

As you read you will see round purple icons at the edge of certain paragraphs – tap on these to reveal behind-the-scenes extra content!

Links will be included at the end of the final stave which will allow you to leave reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. The full book will be available on your Pigeonhole bookshelf for one month for you to read at your leisure. 

Any questions? Drop us a line on laurence@pigeonholepublishing.com.

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