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The Day I Disappeared by Mark Gray




Barry Evans is a small town hero with an amazing wife, talented son and a promising career. Everything about his life is perfect.

The only problem is that he might not exist.

These memories reside inside the mind of a man that everyone keeps calling Grant Weston. Grant and his wife are separated, he’s disconnected from his daughter and he’s just woken up in a jail cell after being brought in on a drunken disorderly charge. He’s considerably less successful than Barry with a laundry list of problems to contend with.

Grant doesn’t remember any of this because his head is full of nothing but the memories he formed as Barry Evans. As far as he knows, that’s reality–wherever he’s ended up is some kind of cruel joke. Riding home with a woman claiming to be his wife, he’s desperate to find answers no matter how crazy he sounds trying to figure things out.

Her response? “You’re not gonna try to blame aliens again, are you?”

It turns out that Grant has been acting strange long before Barry Evans woke up as him. Sneaking off to meet with strange friends, claiming to be an alien abductee, becoming more detached than usual…

Waking up to such unusual circumstances, Barry’s not sure what to think about anything, including who he really is. Is his mind filled with false memories? Are aliens real and behind this bizarre situation? Can he travel back to his old life or somehow find happiness in this one?

The Day I Disappeared uses an unbelievable scenario to examine universal conflicts related to identity, success, love and family. Whether you’re a big sci-fi fan or not, you’ll find plenty to connect with in this paranoid thriller that will keep you engaged and guessing until the end.


As I flipped through the pages of this book, I felt like I was sinking deeper and deeper into the unknown. Most of the characters have this tint of suspicion and unreliability to them. Can anyone be trusted? Are aliens involved in the intricate mix? Or is it something far more perplexing?

I quite enjoyed this book, especially the ending where the shift happens and everything starts making a lot more sense. The depth it dares going to and the topics it touches on are something most people can relate to, some more than others.

I would definitely recommend this book to anyone looking for an intriguing story with some thought-provoking bits. So read on!

I would like to thank the lovely Mark Gray for sending me a copy of this beautiful book!

Goodreads link: The Day I Disappeared

Amazon link:The Day I Disappeared


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