This novel seamlessly weaves together a coming-of-age story with several coming-of-middle-age stories. All of the characters in Disappearing in Plain Sight are compelling and complicated people. By making Caleb's death the central tragedy of the novel, the author does a great job joining together each character's struggle - Judge, Writer's Digest 21st Annual Self-Published Book Awards
I read upwards of ten books a month in my work as an editor and it's quite rare for me to encounter a story that stays with me for months afterward. This book did just that rare thing for me ... I crave getting enveloped in a story, one that is entertaining and well-paced, but intelligent too. I love it when novels deal in equal measure with interpersonal relationships/ romances and more systemic issues such as bullying, trauma, and oppression. As such, I devoured this story, felt attached to the characters, and was sorry when it was over. Not to mention that her beautiful prose me yearn for the rugged west coast that I'd moved from not long before I read it. These are all marks of a wonderful book for me. Disappearing in Plain Sight is well worth reading - Freelance editor, Sarah Stewart
About the Author
Francis Guenette has spent most of her life on the west coast of British Columbia. She lives with her husband and finds inspiration for writing in the beauty and drama of their off-grid, lakeshore cabin and garden. She has a graduate degree in Counselling Psychology. She has worked as an educator, trauma counsellor and researcher. Disappearing in Plain Sight is the first novel in her Crater Lake Series. Subsequent offerings include, The Light Never Lies – Book 2 and Chasing Down the Night – Book 3. The 4th book in the series, No Compass to Right, was released in summer 2017. She is also the author of a stand-alone novel, Maelstrom.