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Date(s) - 11/28/2018
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Word Bookstore and Cafe

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Find Me Gone is a haunting, whip-smart debut psychological thriller about second chances and a tightly held secret that threatens to unravel one young woman’s life and will have readers guessing until the very last page…What happened to Sophie?

In the sleepy Belgian countryside of the 1990s, the residents are reeling from the disappearance of several young girls. At the local school, St. Martin’s High, the devastating news is met with both morbid fascination and fear among its students—except for twelve-year-old Sophie. Unlike her peers, Sophie knows what it’s like to be afraid and never truly feel safe. The only time she feels a sense of security and belonging is when she’s with her best friend, Hannah. The two are inseparable until Hannah’s crush on their schoolmate Damian starts to take shape, feelings of jealousy rise to the surface and threaten to break apart their friendship. Before the friends can reconcile, the village is thrown into fresh panic when Sophie fails to return home after a high school dance—and is never seen again.

In 2014, Hannah is living in New York. She’s a successful columnist for a fashion magazine, but after years of unfulfilling writing, she’s ready for a change of course and a more complex subject. She moves from her former glitzy Manhattan life to Brooklyn, where she rents a small, run-down apartment and spends her days writing a biography of famous authors: Agatha Christie, Barbara Follett and Virginia Woolf. Three women who struggled with family, loyalty and ambition; three writers who one day disappeared without a trace. As Hannah delves into her research and the lives of these literary luminaries, she’s forced to confront questions and memories she has tried hard to suppress. What happened to Sophie that night? How does a person disappear? Can you ever come back?

Please note that there is a $5 entrance voucher for this event which can be purchased online or at the door. The voucher is good toward anything in store at WORD, including Find Me Gone. Please note that if you purchase the book directly from WORD at the event or via pre-order there is no need to purchase a voucher for admission.


Sarah Meuleman is a Belgian writer and journalist. She was co-creator and host of the television show Sarah’s Savages. Sarah is a Vogue columnist and has written many interviews with international artists, politicians and celebrities. Find Me Gone is her debut novel.