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The Next Time You See Me by Holly Goddard Jones
  

The Next Time You See Me

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An involved tale with bullying very much to the fore. Not strictly a whodunit for we know that early on but it’s how he covers, hides and copes that we really follow with some nice side plots added in. Wyatt, 55, overweight and a loser gets hoodwinked by his mates, rescued by a ‘wild child’ and kills her. A couple of days later he has a heart attack and then a nurse befriends him. Meanwhile the body of the ‘wild child’ is found in the woods by a 13-year old and her story and fascination take us on a different route. Extraordinary story.

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The Next Time You See Me by Holly Goddard Jones

Thirteen-year-old Emily Houchens doesn't have many friends. She spends her time alone in the woods near her house - her safe place, until she finds the body of a young woman. Susanna Mitchell is searching for her sister, Ronnie, who vanished after leaving a late-night bar. The more she discovers about Ronnie's life, the more she realises that her sister began to disappear long before she went missing. The Next Time You See Me explores the fault-lines of a small community - their hidden desires and their other, secret selves.

Reviews

The Next Time You See Me is an astoundingly good novel... simply mesmerizing --Gillian Flynn, author of Gone Girl

So rich in character... An immensely satisfying and skillful debut novel --Kate Atkinson

Holly Goddard Jones is a strikingly gifted young writer... she turns a clear but compassionate eye to the nuances of small-town life, its secret undercurrents and betrayals --Kim Edwards, author of The Memory Keeper's Daughter

Uniquely talented --George Pelecanos, author of The Cut

About the Author

Holly Goddard Jones

Holly Goddard Jones is the author of Girl Trouble: Stories (Harper Perennial 2009). Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Tin House, Epoch, Best American Mystery Stories, New Stories from the South, and elsewhere, and she was a 2007 recipient of the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award. She teaches in the MFA program at UNC Greensboro and lives in North Carolina with her husband, Brandon. The Next Time You See Me is her first novel.

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Publication date

6th March 2014

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Holly Goddard Jones

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Publisher

Corvus an imprint of Atlantic Books

Format

Paperback
384 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781782390855

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