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Grace is Gone

by Emily Elgar

Crime / Mystery Thriller and Suspense

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This is a psychological thriller with real attitude, in fact, it might even be described as feisty. Meg and her daughter Grace are a true part of their community, the whole town is in shock when Meg is murdered and Grace discovered to be missing. Grace has been ill for years and may only have days to live without her medication, two local people desperate to save her, begin to investigate. This novel was inspired by the true life story of Dee Dee and Gypsy Rose Blanchard in the USA, can I suggest (insist!) that you don’t look it up until you’ve finished the book, I was very patient and I’m so glad that I waited! Each chapter either focuses on investigative journalist Jon, or neighbour Cara, and their individual tales open the storyline into a widescreen panorama. My thoughts sped in one direction and then another as I read, focusing on the small, the intimate, burrowing into the minds of the characters. Emily Elgar tells this intricate tale with assurance, suggesting, introducing, opening information for our reading minds to analyse. Grace is Gone is fascinating and thrilling tale, it becomes all the more haunting when you realise it's based on a true story.

Liz Robinson

Grace is Gone Synopsis

Meg and her daughter Grace are the most beloved family in Ashford, the lynchpin that holds the community together.

So when Meg is found brutally murdered and her daughter missing, the town is rocked by the crime. Not least because Grace has been sick for years – and may only have days to live.

Who would murder a mother who sacrificed everything, and take a teenager away from the medication that could save her life? Everyone is searching for an answer, but sometimes the truth can kill you . . .

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Grace is Gone Press Reviews

Grace is Gone is an expertly-crafted psychological thriller, shot through with lingering questions about how blurred the gap between guilty and innocent can sometimes turn out to be - Living

This will haunt you long after you have finished the final page - Heat

I was completely gripped, horrified, nervous, suspicious . . . I think I felt ALL of the emotions while reading it Enthralling . . . Twists and turns keep the reader guessing up to the satisfying ending. Along the way, Elgar wrestles with some engrossing ethical questions that will keep readers thinking long after they reach the end of the book - Publishers Weekly

What a book! A twisted story with such well-drawn characters. I grabbed every spare minute to finish it -- Jo Jakeman Full of intrigue, suspense and rising tension. A beautifully written, gripping, suspenseful read -- Karen Hamilton Emily Elgar's latest psychological thriller takes dark twists and turns before arriving at a suitably unsettling conclusion - Woman & Home

Chilling and compassionate in equal measure, Grace is Gone is an emotionally-charged thriller that kept me reading long into the night. While undoubtedly a superior suspense novel, Elgar also excels in laying bare the often fragile bonds of supposedly close-knit communities. When the ending comes, be prepared to pick your jaw up off the floor -- Caz Frear Cleverly written and full of twists and turns -- Jenny Quintana Grips to the very last page - a tense, twisted tale in which nothing is quite as it seems - T.M. Logan

Intriguing characters and a storyline that suddenly throws everything in the air, I was completely hooked by this book -- Heidi Perks -

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ISBN: 9780751572698
Publication date: 03/09/2020
Publisher: Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780751578980
Publication date: 20/02/2020
Publisher: Little, Brown
Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9781405541428
Publication date: 07/01/2020
Publisher: Little, Brown
Format: Audiobook

Book Information

ISBN: 9780751572698
Publication date: 3rd September 2020
Author: Emily Elgar
Publisher: Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 368 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense,

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