April 2017 Debut of the Month.
A clever, convincing, and unexpected tale. 13 year old Julie Whitaker was kidnapped from her bedroom eight years ago, her sister, mother and father, have been unable to move past that dreadful night, however a shock wave hits, blasting them all back into the present. Different names head up the chapters, different tales are told, only Mum speaks in the first person, creating a direct connection to her thoughts and feelings. Amy Gentry writes with a devious pen, things aren’t necessarily hidden, yet a cage of acceptance and preconception bends emotions and rattles ideas, just what is the truth? Even if you expect some of what is hurtling towards you, the writing still ensures that surprises lie in wait, ready to stop you in your tracks. Compelling and achingly satisfying, ‘Good As Gone’ thoroughly provokes, and flings endings and beginnings on their head. ~ Liz Robinson
Eight years ago, thirteen-year-old Julie Whitaker was kidnapped from her bedroom in the middle of the night. In the years since, her family have papered over the cracks of their grief - while hoping against hope that Julie is still arrive. And then, one night, the doorbell rings. Gripping, shocking, and deviously clever, Good as Gone is perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train and The Ice Twins - and will keep readers guessing until the final page.
Closing date: 06/09/2018
'Compelling and emotionally nuanced.' - The Seattle Times
'Both a mother-daughter and a family-under-fire story, GOOD AS GONE is laden with confused identities and a thrumming plot.' - Bustle
'Debut novelist Gentry delivers on genre expectations with crisp, unobtrusive writing and well executed plot twists.' - Kirkus Reviews
'Clever perspective changes give Gentry's debut building suspense...Fans of Paula Hawkin's The Girl on the Train will enjoy the shifting points of view and the complex female characters.' - Booklist
Publication date: 06/04/2017
Publisher: HQ an imprint of Harlequin (UK)
|Publication date:||6th April 2017|
|Publisher:||HQ an imprint of Harlequin (UK)|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, Debuts of the Month, eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Thriller / suspense,|
Amy Gentry is a book reviewer for the Chicago Tribune whose work has also appeared in Salon, LA Review of Books, and the Best Food Writing of 2014. Good as Gone is her first novel.More About Amy Gentry