April 1975. The entire community of the leafy Dublin suburb, Dun Laoghaire, is shocked and baffled at the sudden disappearance of eighteen-year-old Lucinda Gray, a quiet unassuming girl who has always blended into the background. What could have happened in a seemingly uneventful life to make her vanish, as if into thin air? What happened in the days, months and years after her disappearance?
This is a tale, spanning two countries and eleven years, telling of the courage and determination of a young girl making the most of the challenging cards life has dealt her, and the strength and resilience of her loved ones in dealing with the devastation of her loss.
Susan McGovern (nee Monahan) was born, raised and educated in Dublin, obtaining a Science degree in Trinity College. She taught for thirty-five years in Dublin, Achill and Dundalk and on her retirement took up writing. Vanished is her first novel.
She is married with a grown-up son and lives with her husband, two cats and a dog in Dundalk, Ireland.