"Your new novel is beautiful. It is one of your best books; perhaps the very best..
The Disappeared is an apparently straightforward title for his new novel. But the writer and philosopher Roger Scruton has created a radiantly beautiful aesthetic whole in which there is even more going on than initially meets the mind’s eye." - Chris Morrissey, The B.C. Catholic
"beautiful and dramactic prose..the author describes the clash of cultures, in this case of mainly Afghan migrants living in Britain, rather brilliantly.” - Julie Bindel- Standpoint
"Roger Scruton's 'The Disappeared'. One of those novels you want everyone to read. At once. Now.."· Tweeted by Whnn Wheldon
“ It’s a gripping, disturbing narrative…” Douglas Murray – The Spectator
“An intelligent, intricate novel” Kate Saunders - The Times
"Scruton shows us how to see beyond stereotypes to a point where you accept that most people are worthy of salvation. While it may not be so easy to love your enemies, Scruton shows that understanding them is the first step along the path of true love" Dr Mark Dooley - Irish Daily Mail
“This is a 'different' type of mystery storytelling --Political --Personal -- Pivotal!” - Goodreads
“The topics covered in this novel are not for the faint-hearted”
“ somewhat harrowing story”
“with all of the challenges and potent pitfalls is richly described”
“This story will definitely stay with me for some time” “It was a powerful story, and well written”
“People talk about stories being "ripped from the headlines", and this one really is.”
“Scruton masterfully wove three seemingly unconnected stories together.”
“this novel wins because it is brave and exhilarating and never loses sight of an essential humanity that transcends all cultures and persists through the most horrific abuses and privations.”
Listen to Roger talking to Richard Reinsch about The Disappeared on a podcast.