The Disappeared

The Disappeared

by Roger Scruton


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The Disappeared is a story of our times, of kidnap and rescue, of abuse and healing. It is the story of Stephen, a teacher whose love for the pupil who shares his dreams brings him face to face with ruin; of Sharon, the child of a feckless stepmother, and her criminal abusers; of Laura, the investigative high-flyer, now faced with rape and sexual slavery; of Justin, environmentalist and Heavy Metal fan, whose obsession with Muhibbah, rescued from forced marriage, spells disaster for them both. It is the story of a police force fearful of charges of racism, and a social worker, Iona, expected to make a viable community from fragments that will not join.

With dizzying speed The Disappeared uncovers the chaotic underworld of a Yorkshire city, its characters eventually stumbling across one another in a single catastrophe. A victim may bring redemption: but who will it be?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781448215218
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 03/05/2015
Pages: 292
Sales rank: 296,276
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Professor Roger Scruton is freelance writer, philosopher, author of more than 40 books, broadcaster and public commentator. He is a fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington.

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The Disappeared 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
ForTheArtOfIt More than 1 year ago
I received an eARC copy of this book from the publisher. Here is my honest review. I'm not really sure how I'm going to rate this book, which is an odd place to be when writing a review.  The plot was gripping although after the first two chapters, the point of view shifted to what seemed to be a completely unrelated story.  Scruton masterfully wove three seemingly unconnected stories together.  The plot was the best part of this book.  The characters were interesting and the writing style (almost stream of consciousness and first person for Laura's character) was very different from what I typically read, which I found to be a nice change.   It was very violent in parts and human trafficking is a serious issue that is quite frankly difficult to read about.